Meet the Team!



We LOVE what we do – and what we do is to help create your journey to be successful in the wonderful world of hospitality! Our passion is to see you grow, learn and embrace through one of our international programs - an adventure that will change your life!  

We are always here to help and are excited to get you started.  Let the ever so lovely Yummy Jobs team take YOU on an adventure!  #MYYUMMYSTORY

Jason Smith

Founder & CEO

Jason is the CEO and founder of Yummy Jobs. Having completed a Management Training Program at The Walt Disney World Resort several years ago, he is a hospitality expert. Jason is also a co-founder of the FLIGHT Hospitality Group

Hobbies Vinyasa Hot Yoga, Cycling, Disney Marathon Training

Interests Meeting new people - creating life changing opportunities

Top tip for Applicants Always push outside your comfort zone - you'll never look back!

Alexis Smith

Managing Director

Alexis handles Marketing, Client/Candidate Relations and all the rest! She has had her own experiences of a J1 Program in the USA in her 20’s and 2 internships in Italy. She is driven by the Cultural Exchange elements which really help candidates develop the social skills that will kick start their careers and the rest of their lives!

Hobbies Chocolate, Being on the beach, Yoga

Top tip for Applicants Be professional. Gain relevant work experience. Sell yourself. Think positive!

Luke Brisco

International Recruitment Manager

Luke joined the Yummy Family in 2015, after participating in two of our Summer programs in the USA whilst at university (Disney Cultural Exchange Program, Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando). Luke now leads the recruitment for our Disney International Programs and Summer Work and Travel Programs in the USA.

Hobbies Travelling, Fitness, Movies

Interests West End, All things Disney!

Top tip for Applicants Be confident in your achievements - this is your opportunity to sell yourself!

Adam Smith

International Recruitment Manager

Adam has been with the Yummy Jobs team since 2015, and now manages our Intern & Trainee programs in the USA. He is an Alumni of our Disney Academic Exchange Program where he worked in Merchandise, Operations & Character Performer for 12 months back in 2012.  

Hobbies Badminton, Theatre, Fishing

Interests Food, Football

Top tip for Applicants Always ensure your CV and application photo is professional

Mark Lees

J1 Program Account Coordinator

Mark joins the team having previously completed five separate USA work programs; including the Disney Cultural Representative Program and the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort Program. He currently looks after the recruitment for our Intern & Trainee programs alongside Adam.

Hobbies Playing Fifa, Drinking Irn Bru

Interests Braveheart, Football, Theme Parks

Top tip for Applicants Be Beyonce, always.

Lucy-Ann Huskisson

J1 Program Account Coordinator

Having completed the Disney Cultural Representative Program in 2013 - 2014, as well as two previous J1 programs in the USA, Lucy-Ann now looks after our Disney Academic Exchange Program, as well as helping Adam and Mark out with our J1 Intern and Trainee programs. 

Hobbies Writing, Photography, Reading and Travelling

Interests Musicals, Escape Rooms, Shakespeare and Disney

Top tip for Applicants Make sure you read all the program eligibility requirements before applying; if you are not sure about anything, ask!

Natalie Taylor

J1 Program Account Coordinator

After participating in the Disney Cultural Representative Program in 2013-2014, Natalie now works with Luke on the Disney International Programs and Summer Work and Travel Programs in the USA. She is thrilled to now be working for the company who gave her the best year of her life in EPCOT!

Hobbies Cinema, Parkrun, Netball

Interests Country Music, Parks and Recreation, Stand-up comedy

Top tip for Applicants Proof read everything you submit; grammar and spelling errors will immediately make a bad and lasting impression!

Michele Harris

Background Check Coordinator

The legendary Michele has been with the Yummy Team since 2006! She takes care of all the processing for DBS background checks for all Yummy participants and our partners.

Hobbies Entertaining, Healthy Eating, Cooking

Interests Soap Operas (Emmerdale a fav!), Shopping, Spending time with family

Top tip for Applicants Make sure you read the instructions properly when completing your DBS form!

Nickie Gordon

Swiss Education Group Academic Advisor

Nickie is the UK Academic Advisor for the Swiss Education Group, a Swiss Alliance of Hospitality Management Schools. SEG looks after 5 hospitality schools over 7 beautiful campuses, with a student body made up of 111 nationalities and 6,500 students.

Jaye Kirby

Accounts and Finance

Jaye manages all the payments and accounts for Yummy participants.