Our Team

Maung Nyeu

Maung Nyeu

Founder and Executive Director

Maung comes from Indigenous community in the mountains of Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh. He is a co-founder of of K-10 schools and publisher of local language based culturally relevant children’s books. He is a contributing author in a book titled, “Languages in Global World”, published by Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). His work has been featured in Harvard South Asia Institute, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Smithsonian Institution, and National Geographic Society.

MyraMyra LalDin Ballentine

Operations Management and Team Engagement

Myra is an alum of Harvard’s GSE with an undergraduate degree in business management. She wears multiple hats at OGH, from Operations to HR to Project Management. She works with the logistics of multiple departments; publishing, fundraising, marketing and also oversees recruiting, on-boarding, and team development.

She writes for Learning and the Brain on areas at the nexus of culture, identity, and neuroscience.


beth-walker-and-black-and-white-for-webBeth Walker

 Director of Publishing

Beth has decades of experience writing and editing for organizations ranging in size and focus from Kodak and IBM to local non-profits. She has an MFA in Writing for Children/Young Adults from Vermont College, with publications that include a children’s book, numerous articles, and short stories.

MichaelMichael Ballentine


Michael takes care of all the technical bugs, continually is updating the website at Our Golden Hour as well as assisting with graphic design tasks and video editing.

Michael is a professional software developer who designs and develops web content, interactive experiences and games, and apps for multiple platforms. He is a Full Sail University alum with a degree in Computer Animation.


Chris McEnroe


Chris McEnroe is an educational consultant, instructional designer, and writer who teaches English at Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts, where he lives with his wife and three children.


Jingqiu Guan


Originally from Chengdu, China, Jingqiu majored in Economics and French at Saint Mary’s College where she discovered her passion for art and education. After college, Jingqiu pursued an Ed.M from Harvard Graduate School of Education and an MFA in Dance Performance from the University of Iowa. Jingqiu is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Culture and Performance.

Bob Twomey

Organizational Consultant

Bob currently resides in the SF Bay Area where he provides small business and financial advisory services. His previous careers included 25 years in the design and deployment of innovations in IT systems & networking technologies and 15 years in real estate development and expansion with property services for economically limited citizenry. Bob received his BS from California State University in Business and Economics.


McKay Roozen


McKay oversees social media, email marketing, PR and brand messaging. She lives in San Francisco and is the Regional Manager for Coursera, a late-stage education startup, where she manages market activation and university partnerships for Asia. She graduated from Harvard GSE in 2015 where she focused on international education policy.


Soh Young Park


Soh Young Park is an artist and designer from New York City. She illustrated the book Princess Monori for Our Golden Hour. She received her BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts and has been pursuing her dream in the Big Apple ever since. After collaborating on her first children’s book project with Our Golden Hour, she continues to follow her passion in visual storytelling and is now working towards building her own picture book.

Euija Kim

Euija Kim


Euija Kim is an artist from a tiny mountain village in South Korea. She illustrated The Crocodile and the Fox for Our Golden Hour. Euija now lives in New York City. Her love of art started when she was quite young. She wandered about her mountainous homeland, in search of all that she could possibly find— and everything delighted her.She believes deeply in art’s ability to give warmth, comfort, and encouragement to all.