Han Ju Hak was born and raised in Pyongyang and has been working with Inertia members for the past ten years as a fixer, expert, guide and organizer. He is fluent in English and Chinese, having graduated in both language departments from the Pyongyang University of Foreign Studies. He now specializes in athletic exchanges.
Matt is from Vancouver, BC and has been coordinating exchange, tourism, film, sports and humanitarian projects in North Korea for the past decade. He has visited the country over 40 times as a project coordinator and location manager. He’s also an Inertia Network co-founder and expert on East Asian geopolitics.
Kim Kyung A
Kyung A graduated with a degree in English language from the Pyongyang University fo Foreign Studies and has worked as a sports projects coordinator, guide and translator for the past several years. She’s a deep thinker and likes to talk about life and share meaningful experiences with others.
Thomas, or TK as he’s affectionately known, is from Vancouver but grew up surrounded by Korean culture and food at his family’s restaurant. He is a co-founder of Inertia Network and is passionate about bringing people together. He’s been to North Korea previously to help organize a winter exchange. He speaks English and broken Korean.
Originally from Quebec City, Francois is no stranger to international hockey, having coached all over America, Europe and Asia in the last 20 years, including two previous coaching gigs in North Korea. Francois is primarily a Goalie and Development Coach and is based in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He is a father of four children, who all play hockey.
Gong Ji Yang
Ji Yang was born and raised in Pyongyang and majored in English language at Pyongyang University of Foreign Studies. She is a guide and translator and always brings a smile and a solid dose of humour to every situation.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, raised in Vancouver, BC, Sunny brings a ton of passion and experience to his work in North Korea. He has visited the country over five times, coordinated hockey, film and exchange programs there, and helps with everything from translation to building bridges between people.
Pak Chol Ho
Pak Chol Ho is the Vice-chairman of the DPRK Ice Hockey Association and is our primary advocate and partner within North Korea’s hockey world. He was a former National men’s team captain and also serves as the head coach of the National Women’s team.
Isaac is from Vancouver, BC; he and acts as a liaison between the vision we are seeking to achieve and the business and sustainability aspects of the program. He has visited North Korea once to help with coordinating a short film project for Vice Media.
Sky is a documentary film producer from Vancouver. She has helped produce a feature film on North Korean ice hockey and has worked closely with North Koreans on and off the ice over the past three years in North Korea and New Zealand. She is in charge of documenting this project.