About Us

We bring together a unique mix of world-class experience in adventure travel, expedition filmmaking, writing, education, non-profit management advocacy, grassroots organizing, and social entrepreneurship. Under Thunder Dragon, Gerry and Pia work with a close cadre of extraordinary cinematographers, expedition leaders, athletes, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, educators, and community leaders to bring ideas, stories, and dreams to life.

GERRY MOFFAT

EXPEDITION LEADER

A Scottish native, Gerry Moffatt is an internationally-acclaimed expedition kayaker and has spent 35 years guiding in the Himalayas and around the world. National Geographic considers Gerry to be the “most experienced river guide in the Himalayas”. He is the first person to descend all the major rivers in Nepal and Bhutan. In addition to river-based explorations, the last three decades have taken Gerry to some of the world’s most remote places as a cameraman and on-camera personality for dozens of documentary films and television features for Atlantic Productions, National Geographic, Discover/ Channel Outdoor TV, and the Travel Channel. As a professional cameraman, Gerry has summited Everest twice from the North and South Cols. As a professional athlete, Gerry’s been featured by Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Red Bull Media, Discovery Channel and Outside. Gerry was recently appointed Nepal’s first International Goodwill Ambassador for Adventure Travel & Tourism.

PIA SAENGSWANG MOFFATT

PIA SAENGSWANG MOFFATT

CO-FOUNDER

Originally from Bangkok, Pia Saengswang Moffatt brings over 20 years of senior leadership experience in philanthropic strategy and management, education, advocacy, social entrepreneurship, and filmmaking. She helped to launch The Echoing Green Foundation, the first social entrepreneur-focused venture fund in the United States. Echoing Green has since funded over 300+ non-profit start-ups worldwide in the environment, education, public health, and youth service. As one of the original Directors at The Broad Foundation, a $1 billion Los Angeles-based education fund, Pia developed and oversaw a portfolio of venture philanthropy initiatives focused on dramatically improving public education in the United States. As a strategy consultant, Pia manages diverse education and social change initiatives at the White House, federal, state, and local levels. In addition to her work with Thunder Dragon, Pia’s clients have included The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Prudential Foundation, and The College Board. Pia is an award winning film producer and has produced documentaries for Thunder Dragon, the Getty Conservation Institute and the American Film Institute.

PIA SAENGSWANG MOFFATT

EXPLORING THE WORLD AS IT IS...

IMAGINING THE WORLD AS IT SHOULD BE.

We launched a tiny organization in 2013. We’re still a tiny organization. But we’re doing some BIG things – stay awhile here and let us share!

From our U.S. base in the mountain town of Ketchum, Idaho to our second home in Pokhara, Nepal, we work full-time on a variety of special initiatives that we believe will make a difference in people’s lives.

We know that helping to change the world is difficult, but all challenges can be overcome with Inspiration, Passion and Persistence. Thunder Dragon is fueled with plenty of all three.

We bring together decades of world-class experience in adventure travel, expedition guiding, filmmaking, writing, education, non-profit management, advocacy, grassroots organizing, and social entrepreneurship.

We are blessed to work with a close cadre of extraordinary cinematographers, expedition leaders, athletes, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, educators, and community leaders to bring our ideas, stories, and dreams to life.

From our U.S. base in the mountain town of Ketchum, Idaho to our second home in Pokhara, Nepal, we work full-time on a variety of special initiatives that we believe will make a difference in people’s lives.

We know that helping to change the world is difficult, but all challenges can be overcome with Inspiration, Passion and Persistence. Thunder Dragon is fueled with plenty of all three.

We bring together decades of world-class experience in adventure travel, expedition guiding, filmmaking, writing, education, non-profit management, advocacy, grassroots organizing, and social entrepreneurship.

We are blessed to work with a close cadre of extraordinary cinematographers, expedition leaders, athletes, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, educators, and community leaders to bring our ideas, stories, and dreams to life.

SPIRITUAL

spir•it•u•al ; /spir-ich-e-wel/

adj. of, or relating to an animating or vital principal held to give life

ADVENTURE

ad•ven•ture ; /ed-ven-cher/

n. an undertaking usually involving unknown risk and danger; an exciting or remarkable experience

SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE

n. an exciting or remarkable experience, usually involving unknown risks, that is undertaken as a vital, animating force for life

Man in cultural headdress

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We believe that life is about LIVING the questions you have in your heart, not about finding the “answers”. It is in the asking and the living of questions that the experience we call life meaningfully unfolds.

Thunder Dragon
works to be an

Inspiration Engine

for everyone seeking
to live life as a

SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE

``...the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some
distant day into the answer.``

– Ranier Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet