Meet the Team

Dan Maurer

Dan first ventured to Nepal in 2011 with Elevate Nepal, Inc. co-founder, Anthony Mancini. The two friends spent three months immersing themselves into local culture by volunteering on farms and trekking to Mt. Everest’s base camp. The beauty of Nepal’s people and landscapes captivated Dan immediately, prompting his eagerness to remain connected with the country.  In 2015, he spearheaded a fundraiser and returned for another three months to help with earthquake relief efforts.

Originally from Rochester, New York, USA, Dan has a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University. He has lived, worked and traveled both in America and abroad. Dan’s main area of expertise is in the construction field, working most recently in the solar industry. He’s always looking for an excuse to grab his backpack and explore unknown territories. In 2019, St. Bonaventure University recogniced Dan as a Distinguished Alumni for his work with Elevate Nepal, Inc. He is honored to be on this elite list of only 25 other alumni. He currently resides in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. 

Anthony Mancini

Anthony first visited Nepal in 2011 with Elevate Nepal, Inc. co-founder, Dan Maurer, to hike the Himalayas and volunteer on various farms nationwide. He felt an immediate connection with the country and, after the 2015 earthquake, assisted Dan in fundraising toward Nepal’s disaster relief efforts. Born in Rochester, New York, USA, Anthony earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University.

He has spent much of his adult life residing between America, Australia and Asia. Throughout this time, he’s been committed to fundraising for various nonprofit organizations in America and abroad, most recently for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Anthony has more than seven years of experience managing business operations for companies in America. In 2019, St. Bonaventure University recogniced Anthony as a Distinguished Alumni for his work with Elevate Nepal, Inc. He is honored to be on this elite list of only 25 other alumni.He currently lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA with his girlfriend, Julia, and dog, Roo.

Resham Lama Bal

Born in the Terai of Nepal, Resham left his village when he was 13 years old to make the long journey to Kathmandu in search of a job. He made the 3 day journey by foot and by truck on primitive dirt roads. Upon arriving in Kathmandu he was recruited by a rafting company to be a bucket bailer on the rafts that ran down the raging glacial rivers of Nepal. From there he worked as a cook for Overland Encounters all over southwest Asia, became a porter for trekkers in remote areas of Nepal, worked his way up to a trekking guide, and eventually founded his own Trekking Company, Trek Nepal International.

After the earthquake, Resham was determined to give back to his country to help those in dire need. He distributed food, building materials, clothes and blankets to areas affected by the quake. Shortly after founding Elevate Nepal, Dan and Anthony recruited Resham to be their partner and in-country coordinator. With his drive to give back to Nepal and willingness to never back down from a challenge, he has a been a key part of making Elevate Nepal a success.


Pride In The Pines @ Thorpe Park
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Elevate Nepal has been vending pride events around the SW for the last two years, we are excited to announce that this year will be our first PRIDE IN THE PINES!  Stop by our booth to check out the handmade bags from Nepal and taste some of our deliciously rare SAPANA COFFEE!


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