Who we are
Trails For Change NGO was founded by Hans Keifer along with Co - Founder Emma Petrosyan. Hans is the owner of Bellfree Contractors a General A licensed California Corporation. Bellfree Contractors specializes in trail planning design and construction. The firm is based in Los Angeles, CA.
Hans became involved with the trails in Armenia in 2015 and worked with various groups in Armenia as an advisor, trail designer, trail builder, trainer and also leading volunteers.
During the summer of 2017 Trails For Change NGO came together as a direct result of our work on the Transcaucasian Trail (TCT) Project. The TCT is a long distance trail that will start at the Black Sea and continue through Georgia and Armenia.
All staff members of Trails For Change NGO started as volunteers on the TCT project. Each member was carefully chosen for the Trails For Change NGO team by Hans and Emma. Members were chosen due to their hard work ethic, dedication, commitment and motivation for positive change in Armenia.
Our goal is to create jobs both directly through our projects and also through the increase in tourism to Armenia and Artsakh.
Trails For Change NGO is a non profit organization funded by grants and donations.