Meet The Staff

(Listed in order of length of service to the cause as a staff member)

Monroe Mann Executive Director and Founder

Monroe Mann

Executive Director / Founder / Coding Projects Manager / Backend Coding Team / Community Team
  1. Where are you from?
  2. I'm from New York, in the United States, and it's where I currently live.

  3. Proud Accomplishments?
  4. I am a bronze-star nominated Iraq war vet, a Barnes & Noble.com # 1 bestselling author, and the producer of the feature film, "You Can't Kill Stephen King", which is on Amazon Prime!

  5. Awesome Skills?
  6. I love motivating and leading people. I also hope you'll subscribe to my youtube channel at youtube.com/monroemann Plus, 我会说汉语! I can also code in Ruby, Rails, HTML, CSS, and some Javascript.

  7. Any certifications or degrees you may have?
  8. I'm a lawyer, have a PhD in psychology, an MBA in finance, and a masters of entrepreneurship. I'm also believe myself to be certifiably awesome!

  9. What year did you become affiliated with Break Diving?
  10. I created the Break Diver's Creed (No Rules. No Excuses. No Regrets.) in 1999 or 2000. I founded this company in 2016. And then recruited this amazing team.

  11. What did you find appealing about Break Diving?
  12. I knew the world needed more inspiration, and that's what Break Diving is all about.

  13. List one fun fact about yourself.
  14. I won an ostrich riding competition in South Africa. I've visited over 30 countries, and have lived in 5 (China, Iraq, Switzerland, France, and the USA)

Robert Chen

Front-End Coding Team / Back-End Coding Team / Community Team
  1. Where are you from?
  2. I was born and raised in Washington State.

  3. Proud Accomplishments?
  4. I am still in high school and scored a position on this awesome coding team.

  5. Awesome Skills?
  6. I am passionate about computer science and love coding. I am proficient with Java, Javascript, HTML, and CSS, and am quickly picking up ruby on rails.

  7. Any certifications or degrees you may have?
  8. I graduate from high school soon!

  9. What year did you become a Break Diving Volunteer?
  10. I joined this great team in early 2018.

  11. What did you find appealing about Break Diving?
  12. I love programming and coding and this opportunity gave me a chance to help others and develop my coding skills despite my age. That should say a lot about the company---really great people here.

  13. List one fun fact about yourself.
  14. I speak Chinese & English fluently.

Robert Chen Front-End Coding Team
Chioma Abonyi

Chioma Abonyi

Human Resources Team / Community Team / Marketing Team
  1. Where are you from?
  2. I am from Nigeria, and I live in Lagos, the capital.

  3. Proud Accomplishments?
  4. My most proud accomplishment is joining Break Diving and meeting new people from different countries.

  5. Awesome Skills?
  6. I love acting and I enjoy stage drama. I also love singing and my favourite type is blues.

  7. Any certifications or degrees you may have?
  8. I graduated from high school.

  9. What year did you become a Break Diving Volunteer?
  10. I joined Break Diving in the year 2018

  11. What did you find appealing about Break Diving?
  12. Break Diving has given me a chance to communicate with people and help out in bringing out the best in them. It has also helped me to learn more about working in human resources, because I want to be the best I can be.

  13. List one fun fact about yourself.
  14. I love smiling.

Bhavya Bhandary

Backend Coding Team / Finance Team / Community Team
  1. Where are you from?
  2. I am from India, and I currently live in New Jersey.

  3. Proud Accomplishments?
  4. Mother to wonderful twins. Joining the Break Diving team.

  5. Awesome Skills?
  6. I can code in HTML, CSS, Javascript, SAP-ABAP, and now Ruby/Rails.

  7. Any certifications or degrees you may have?
  8. I have a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering.

  9. What year did you become a Break Diving Volunteer?
  10. I joined the team in January 2019.

  11. What did you find appealing about Break Diving?
  12. Break Diving's amazing mission (to help others worldwide) and the amazing team who inspires me daily to achieve my goals.

  13. List one fun fact about yourself.
  14. I have traveled to more than 7 countries.

Bhavya Bhandary
Kelly Chen

Kelly Chen

Fluency Project Team / Marketing Team / Community Team / Coding Intern
  1. Where are you from?
  2. I’m an America citizen but I lived in China for 11 years. I currently live in Texas.

  3. Proud Accomplishments?
  4. I am an officer of the Global Companions Club in my school, it is a club where we volunteer to help taking care of the dogs and encourage people to adopt dogs.

  5. Awesome Skills?
  6. I'm fluent in Chinese and English. I also enjoy learning new things and can easily adapt to a new environment.

  7. Any certifications or degrees you may have?
  8. None yet! But I graduate high school in 2021!

  9. What year did you become affiliated with Break Diving?
  10. I joined the team in March 2019.

  11. What did you find appealing about Break Diving?
  12. Break Diving is full of people who are willing to share and care for each other. We help others worldwide to build confidence in themselves. From Break Diving, I learned to share the joy I get when someone replies to my post with others, give them the same joy. We help each other not only at work but also in their life. When someone has a problem, we share our tips and do our best to troubleshoot. I can always find a topic and people that I can relate to, share about the knowledge that I know and realize that what I shared can influence someone else is BIG, and I LOVE it! Though we’re not with each other physically, we all shine a positive light that can lighten up the others. Monroe once told me: “life is full of regrets but we should turn them into a launch pad, and No Rules. No Excuses. No Regrets.” which has deeply impacted me.

  13. List one fun fact about yourself.
  14. I like to keep things organized and fulfill my day with tasks. I believe that challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Ileana Argyris

Coding Team / Community Team
  1. Where are you from?
  2. I'm from Hawaii.

  3. Proud Accomplishments?
  4. I started building robots when I was 11. I represented the Philippines and Qatar at Model United Nations in New York.

  5. Awesome Skills?
  6. I can play the flute and I can speak 5 languages (at varying degrees of fluency).

  7. Any certifications or degrees you may have?
  8. I have a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a nanodegree in Front End Development from Udacity.

  9. What year did you become a Break Diving Volunteer?
  10. I joined the team in April 2019.

  11. What did you find appealing about Break Diving?
  12. Everyone at Break Diving cares about you succeeding. Each member is working towards improving themselves and encouraging others to do the same. It's comforting to know that the community is there to support me through my good and bad days.

  13. List one fun fact about yourself.
  14. I love travelling and have visited 10 countries!

Ileana Argyris

Meet The Probationary Staff

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Former Volunteer Staff Who Made Great and Lasting Contributions To Break Diving

Break Diving thanks the following individuals who deserve particular recognition for the time they spent helping our cause. Thank you for your support and sacrifices towards our mission of bringing success, happiness, and friendship to individuals worldwide. 🌮 🚀 :always:

Tyrone Alcorn, Harold Brandon, Juliana Bustamente, Rae Charkarutpahu, Emmilie Estabillo, Manon Fuchs, Tara Jakaieo, Radhika Mahtani, Leul Mamo, Hoang Nguyen, Shree Patel, Ganga Ratnam, Jorge Sarabia, Roberto Severino, Christoph Wagner, Echo Yu.

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