Mrs. Portia Harrigan is the founder and director of eCamps British Virgin Islands. Portia, a graduate of Florida International University has a varied background in tourism management, events coordination and publishing. She is a strong advocate for women’s and children’s interests, having coordinated and hosted women’s conferences in the Virgin Islands and at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas.
Portia’s vision for eCamps BVI is to enlighten, empower and educate children, particularly of the BVI and wider Caribbean, exposing them to the requirements of becoming well rounded global citizens. She is the mother of four amazing young women.
Mrs. Stacie Stoutt-James
Mrs. Stacie Stoutt-James is currently the Division Head responsible for the Family, Children & Protective Services Division within the Social Development Department; the primary social service agency in the Virgin Islands. She has been employed at the Department for the past sixteen years. Mrs. James has been a fervent advocate for the rights of children, the vulnerable and destitute in our community. Additionally, she has served as the coordinator for the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program of the B.V.I. for twelve years. Under her leadership over those twelve years, sixty seven (67) persons have been qualified as mentors and seventy four (74) children between the ages of six and sixteen have been successfully peered with trained adults.
She voluntarily serves in her church, her children’s schools and extracurricular activities in which they are involved. Mrs. Stoutt-James lists some of her hobbies as gardening, reading and spending leisure time with her immediate family.
Maya is a 21 year old second year student at University of Westminster in London, England, where she is studying Accounting. She graduated from the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College in June of 2014 with an Associate's degree in Business Administration. Maya has been with eCamps since its inception in July of 2012 and was a chaperone on the first learning journey abroad to London/ Paris in July 2013 and to Asia in 2014. She is a former camper of the Trade Winds Lake Camp in upstate NY and a graduate of the St. Andrews International School in the Bahamas. She enjoys reading and laughing and is certified in First Aid and CPR.
Mrs. Donna Clyne-Thomas
Mrs. Clyne Thomas, a native of the U.S. Virgin Islands joined the academic team of the then BVI High School as an English teacher in September 1994. Over the past almost 20 years, she has demonstrated her professional skills in teaching, motivating, and powerfully guiding students by challenging them to maintain extremely high levels of creative interest and achievement. An articulate speaker, Mrs. Clyne-Thomas has been able to effectively interact with diverse populations of students and adults at varying levels of ability.
She currently serves as Assistant Principal of Pastoral Affairs at the now Elmore Stoutt Secondary School and is an active member of her church, where she is a premier songstress in the choir.
Mr. Kennie Thompson
Mr. Thompson serves as an Assistant Vice President and Consumer Credit Manager for the Virgin Islands Region for Banco Popular de Puerto Rico. He is also Chairman of the BVI Scholarship Committee, under the Ministry of Education and Culture. Embracing a love for Performing Arts, he promotes major events, including entertainment for the BVI Festival Village, and has produced a series of popular shows. Mr. Thompson is also a mentor to many youths. On weekends, he can be found on the baseball field coaching and supporting his son's little league team. He is a proud father to three beautiful children. He is a lover of music, sports, food and travel.
Ms. Sarah Harrigan
Ms. Sarah Harrigan is currently a Finance & Account Manager at Pricewaterhouse Coopers in New York City. While studying at the Pennsylvania State University she spent a considerable amount of her free time volunteering at childhood enrichment programs, which she has continued to do in her home location - Brooklyn.
Being the eldest of 4 four girls, Sarah has always had a passion for enriching the lives of the younger generation, an enthusiasm she has shared with the eCampers on all of the eLearning Journeys since inception. She prides herself on being a good example and trustworthy confidant for the eCampers.
Sarah is passionate about cultural awareness, family, friends and enjoys traveling and trying new foods.
Ms. Naudia Turnbull | Junior Chaperones
Naudia Turnbull was born in the British Virgin Islands, on Tortola in 1994. She developed a passion for the arts from a very young age. She attended the Elmore Stoutt High School, where she was involved in the music program, playing in the fungi band, the steel pan band and the alto saxophone in both junior and senior concert bands. She still owns and plays her alto saxophone to this day.
Ms. Turnbull was also a member of the Elmore Stoutt High School Drama Society, as the Vice President of Academics for two consecutive years, where she taught younger members the basics of theatre performance. She is well known for the lead role of Marah in the ESHS Drama Society’s play “Marah”, written by Janice George Harris. After her performances on stage throughout her secondary education, Ms. Turnbull decided to further her education in film. She attended the Western Michigan University and obtained her Bachelor of Arts & Sciences in Communications with a concentration in film, video and media in June 2015.
She enjoys reading, painting/drawing, swimming and singing in her spare time.
Mr. Dominic J'moi Thomas Adams | Junior Chaperones
Dominic is an eighteen year old student at Western Oklahoma State College where he is mixing his love for sports with his pursuit for academic excellence.
A 2013 graduate of the Elmore Stoutt High School, Dominic has always had a natural inclination towards all forms of sports. He is an avid basketball and baseball player as well as a well rounded track and field athlete. His natural athletic ability led him to be selected to be a member of the BVI's 2012 Leeward Islands Junior Championships in Athletics Team where he medaled in several track and field events. In the summer of 2012, Dominic also worked as a baseball instructor with the Department of Education and Culture Baseball Youth Summer Camp.
In addition to sports, Dominic enjoys listening to music, traveling and playing video games. In 2014, Dominic traveled as a senior eCamper on the Asian Learning Journey. He has two younger siblings, Kennard (14) and Gabrielle (13).
Ms. Tanzim Chalwell | Junior Chaperones
Tanzim Chalwell was born in Puerto Rico in 1998 to Virgin Island parents. At an early age she gravitated to music and dancing, and later on developed an interest and passion for fashion, art, travelling and learning about different cultures. She spent the first eight years of her life living in Puerto Rico with her family. While there she attended the Little Ranch Daycare and Preschool, and then advanced to Bonneville School where she completed kindergarten through grade 3. At the tender age of two Tanzim was introduced to dance and music, two art forms she is still very passionate about today. Tanzim also had the opportunity to be taught in Spanish and English and so acquired the ability to read and write in Spanish up to the grade 3 level. She also had the opportunity to play the violin.
Tanzim moved with her family to the BVI in 2006. At that time she was enrolled in the Enis Adams Primary School and after three years, she was transferred to the St. Georges Primary School. While at the Enis Adams Primary School, Tanzim was inducted into the BVI Girl Guides Association, and became a Brownie at age 9, earning many badges for camping, cooking, fire safety and needlework.
Tanzim, currently a student at the St. George’s Secondary School, has been in the Environmental Club, the Steel Band and is serving as Deputy Head Girl of the Prefect Body. She is a member of the East End Methodist Church Choristers and was a long time student of both the Harrigan’s Music School and the BVI Dance School.
Though from a very young age, Tanzim talked of becoming a “doctor for animals” as she would call it, she currently has her eyes set on becoming a world renowned certified Public Accountant, thus for now tabling her interest in acting, and television and movie production. Tanzim traveled as a senior camper to Asia with eCamps BVI in 2014.