Mohan Gurung was born in Nepal and migrated to the United States in 1993. Prior to his move, he worked at Bir Hospital (the oldest hospital in Nepal) in their Emergency/Trauma, Orthopedic and Dental department for over 13 years. He has volunteered in numerous medical camps and health clinics throughout Nepal including with the Red Cross. He founded the Nepal Seattle Society with the goal to unite all Nepali in the state of Washington to preserve and promote Nepali culture and share it with other communities.
In 2004, he established the Everest Kitchen Restaurant to introduce the taste of the Himalayas with a motto of “Eat well, feel well and live well.” The restaurant has also served as a meeting place for Nepali and friends of Nepal to share their stories. In 2009, he became a member of the Economic Development Committee of the Commission on Asian and Pacific American Affairs. In 2011, he co-founded Nepal Global Trade USA for the promotion of bilateral trade relationship between Nepal and the US. In 2013, he was nominated as Board of Director for Non Residential Nepali (NRN) USA, a global organization, which directly deals with the Nepal Government from the individual’s residing country.
He has received recognitions from the Nepal Government for earthquake disaster relief as part of a medical team, from the US tae kwon-do team participating in the first Mt. Everest International in Nepal as part of the Medical Team, and received a Top Contributor award from the Northwest Asian Weekly in 2013.
He is married to Huni Gurung, a teacher at Early World Montessori on Mercer Island. He has a daughter, Smriti Gurung, and a son, Bishal Gurung, both of whom graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College.