Director of Programs and Operations
Thea Karki is a proud member of the Playing For Change Foundation, a long-time fan of PFC since its inception, becoming a full-time member of the team in early 2009. After attending college in her home state of Oklahoma majoring in Visual Arts, she worked for nearly ten years in the music and television industry with a focus on finance and logistics, including four years with the prestigious Grammy Awards. While working in music, Thea’s strong passion for the arts and helping people lead her to programmatic involvement with a variety of important humanitarian causes. She has worked directly with women and children affected by violence and abuse, field work with poverty stricken communities in Peru and continues to teach visual arts to abused, neglected and at risk youth in Los Angeles,
Thea manages all financial and program aspects of the Playing For Change Foundation. She coordinates and communicates between PFCF and all of our current music schools to ensure that on the ground programs and operations run smoothly. Thea continues to be inspired by the children, music and communities PFCF serves.