Meet the Directors

Marco D. Reyes

Marco D. Reyes is co-founder and Managing Director of Stateside Adventures. Raised in Chicago, Illinois and a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in International Studies – China focus – he first came to China in 2008 through an international internship program. Brought up in camp programs in Chicago and having life-long experience as a camper/counselor in both day and sleep away camps, he also was a Lifeguard @ Leone Park Beach, Chicago Park District’s Beach Lifeguard Unit. Apart from Stateside he is also President of the Illinois Alumni Association of Beijing, Advisory Board Member of [Urbana] Campus Alumni Advisory Board (CAAB), and Chairman of a local Rugby team.

Michael K. Lewis

Michael K. Lewis (Mike) is co-founder and Financial Officer of Stateside Adventures. From Houston, Texas, with a B.A. from Huston-Tillotson University, and an MBA from University of International Business & Economics, he first came to China for study abroad in 2007. Michael is the ultimate camper achieving experience ranging from Boy Scouts of America’s highest rank of “Eagle Scout”, a certified rock climbing instructor, R.O.P.E.S. certified, and has hiked and camped in over four continents. Apart from Stateside, he is married with a 2 year old son and still is an avid climber and youth development programmer.

Jade Lee

Jade Lee is co-founder and head of Domestic Relations of Stateside Adventures. A graduate of Peking University with a double major in Economics and Literature, he also holds a M.A. in Management from Peking University. Originally from Kunming he moved to Beijing upon beginning his degrees. He now resides in Beijing with his loving wife and son. He has over 10 years of Sino-US cultural exchange experience, fluent in three languages, and is a U.S. outdoor travel expert.

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