EGBOK (Everything’s Gonna Be OK) Mission is an international non-profit organization empowering young adults with the educational and vocational training needed to support themselves as hospitality professionals.
Who We Are
EGBOK (Everything’s Gonna Be OK) Mission is an international non-profit organization alleviating poverty by empowering underprivileged young adults with the educational and vocational training needed to support themselves as hospitality professionals.
We are EGBOK Mission.
Meet Some of the Students
Board of Directors
Ben Justus, founder
Ben Justus is EGBOK Mission’s leader on the ground. Ben is based in Siem Reap, Cambodia, where he coordinates hospitality education and training courses and oversees new projects. His shared passion for community service and the hospitality industry prompted him to start EGBOK Mission. Ben graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. On Twitter: @EGBOKben
Ben Abramoff, community health
A background in science and medicine puts Ben Abramoff in an excellent position to help EGBOK Mission understand the way in which community health issues can impact each project. Ben is particularly interested in using his expertise to improve medical communication in communities around the world. Ben graduated from Cornell University. He is currently studying medicine at The Ohio State University. On Twitter: @EGBOKmoff
Chad Bernstein, secretary
Chad Bernstein creates and analyzes the legal framework EGBOK Mission is built on. Chad points to his work experience in the hospitality industry as a central way he learned how to be confident in the workplace. He sees EGBOK Mission as a driving force for offering deserving young people a way to earn that same sense of pride. Chad graduated from Cornell University and Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. He works at a law firm in New York City. On Twitter: @EGBOKchad
Robbie Fritz, finance
Robbie Fritz crunches the numbers for EGBOK Mission, ensuring that every aspect of funding the organization receives is being used to the fullest extent. After visiting EGBOK Mission’s project in Cambodia, Robbie decided to pair his skills as a financial analyst with a passion for community service to move EGBOK Mission forward. Robbie graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. He lives in Seattle.
Bryan Justus, marketing and event planning
Bryan Justus mines his years of experience in both the hospitality and marketing industries to spread the word about EGBOK Mission. He is the lead organizer of several EGBOK Mission fundraisers held each year. For Bryan, hospitality training will provide students with careers that tap into one of the great simplicities in life: putting a smile on faces and making people feel welcome. Bryan graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He lives in Chicago. On Twitter: @EGBOKbryan
Lindsey Brous, hospitality education
Lindsey Brous developed EGBOK Mission’s hospitality curriculum. During her time as a Cambodia volunteer, she taught three different hospitality courses to students of all levels. She led her students on excursions to local hotels and restaurants to help them learn about the hospitality industry firsthand.
Lindsey is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration in her hometown of Ithaca, New York.