Youth Time Team

Julia Kinash

Founder & President of Youth Time International Movement, Editor-in-chief of Youth Time Magazine

Julia graduated from Moscow State Humanitarian University majoring in Management. Her academic interests also lay within the fields of conflict management and media studies. Julia has a rich background in social entrepreneurship and her main project, Youth Time International Movement was established back in 2010. Now with almost a ten year history under Julia’s management, the movement has grown from a startup to a well-known player on the International stage that organizes at least two world-wide conferences for social entrepreneurs annually. Julia also founded Youth Time magazine of which she is the editor-in-chief. Julia was also the key author of the Youth Time Idea Grant initiative; with her active engagement, already 15 invaluable social initiatives that played a pivotal role in improving young people’s lives had been financially and organizationally supported.

Petra Matijaković Jukić

Co-founder of Youth Time International Movement

Co-Founder of Youth Time with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. Member and ambassador of different youth ngo-s around the world that share the same values and interests. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Intercultural Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Planning. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a degree focused in Business Economics and Finance from University of Applied Sciences Baltazar Zaprešić.

Ondřej Kafka

Co-founder of Youth Time International Movement

Co-Founder of Youth Time, Ondřej was born in 1984 in Tře­bíč, Czech Repub­lic. In 2009 grad­u­ated from Charles Uni­ver­sity, Prague with a Law Major. In 2011 Ondřej became a doc­tor of law (JUDr.). Since 2012 he has been work­ing as an attor­ney in Prague.

Anton Golikov

Chief of Financial Office, Deputy of YT President

Anton grad­u­ated from the Czech Uni­ver­sity of Life Sci­ences in Prague with a major in Eco­nom­ics and Man­age­ment. At Youth Time, Anton is chief of finan­cial office, which implies that he is respon­si­ble for any finan­cial trans­ac­tions and he is the one to con­sult when­ever finan­cial issues arise within the orga­ni­za­tion. Respon­si­ble and organized.

Michael Berg

Relationship Manager

Born in Israel, raised in the UK. Michael originally studied coaching & therapy in sports at the University of Plymouth in Cornwall, UK. He went on to use his knowledge of coaching to adapt it to the business world beginning with quickly working his way up to being a Customer Service Manager for a leading UK communications company, followed by successfully acting as Business Development Manager in various businesses. Prior to joining Youth Time Michael had spent the last 3.5 years working for the National Health Service in roles including project development & management and clinical governance. He has always looked to find ways to contribute in his community, volunteering in many forms, from youth working to coaching youth in various sports at various levels. He moved to Prague this year and enjoys playing guitar, drawing, and a big lover of football and the NBA.

Artem Stepanov

President Assistant

Born in Germany, raised in Russia. After graduating from high school, he moved to the Czech Republic, where he began to study marketing, corporate management and corporate finance resources. During and after study, he worked in the hospitality business, which helped him to get interested in different cultures, travelling, global problems and politics. Artem also manages his own small sales and logistics company. Big fan of football and cooking.

Frank Spindelaar

Creative Manager

Frank is a graphic designer from the Netherlands with more than 20 years of experience both in graphic and web design. After a solid career in the Netherlands, he was able to become a freelancer and set off to travel the world as a „digital nomad“. He lived a few years in Mumbai, India, before coming here to Prague. He has a strong interest in everything sustainable.

Josh Donaldson

Magazine Editor

Having graduated from Southampton Solent University with a Sports Journalism degree, Josh has been working in media for the last five years. He was part of the newspaper industry, worked at a zoo and a football club before moving to Prague in 2020. With Youth Time, he is the Youth Time Magazine Editor. Outside of the office, Josh is a keen sportsman, running and cycling when he can and enjoys watching all types of sport – the stranger, the better.

Nevena Šaulić

Development Manager

Nevena comes from the University of Philology in Belgrade, Department of World Literature and Theory of Literature, also this year she is finishing the last year of her second career at the Faculty for Media and Communications. She writes various texts such as literary critics, gonzo texts, promotional content at different online portals, essays that are published in literary proceedings and her own short stories that she likes the most. She passionately watches and listen interviews, but she can say that nowadays she is charmed the most by podcasts. Nevena adores learning new languages and practising them with all people that she has ever met.

Olivia Hupp

Project Manager

Originally from the US, Olivia graduated from Portland State University majoring in Political Science and Economics. She came to Prague as a study abroad student in her final year and decided to stay after graduation. She has always been involved with activism and advocacy work focused mainly on climate change and human rights. Now she is excited to focus on empowering the youth of today to work towards the solutions of tomorrow. In her free time she enjoys traveling, downhill skiing, and running.