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Our Team


Founder & Executive Director


Service to others is one of the core values that define Jason. Before joining the military, Jason served as a staffing partner with Communities in Schools, Houston, Texas, and Communities in Schools, Southeast Harris County. 


While serving in inner-city middle schools, Jason met student needs by tutoring, encouraging, and helping them meet their potential. Jason also gave his time to after-school programs as a karate instructor in several elementary schools.


Since 2001, Jason has been serving the people of the United States by serving in the Army. He has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan on four occasions (41 months total) as a Combat Medic. Jason has treated many trauma patients and has provided remote health care to teammates.


Most of Jason's years in service have been in overseas locations, including seven years in Europe and one year in Peru. While in Peru, Jason became active in the Camino de Vida church in Lima, where he was involved in community outreach programs in and around Lima.


He holds a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management from Trident University International and a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Oklahoma.


Language: English, Spanish

Jason Reynado

Director - DAS Europe

Nicolas Balcombe 

Nick has over 20 years in international humanitarian aid. He has spent years traveling around Central and South America and the Caribbean, setting up logistical offices for different humanitarian aid organizations.


He has pioneered processes for safe water, education, hygiene, micro-enterprise, and health projects.  He loves finding creative solutions to complicated problems. 


Networking and connecting resources to the needs is his primary strategy. Because of this, he is constantly meeting the best and the brightest worldwide and helping those people achieve their goals while helping others achieve theirs.

He holds a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Music and Biblical Studies from San Diego Christian College.  

Languages: English and Spanish 

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