What is your role at international TEFL Academy?
Admissions Advising – I help future travelers put their success plans together before they embark on their adventure abroad, from covering country options, visas, hiring seasons, salaries, interview procedures and more. It is truly a pleasure to educate and assist future ITA alumni, from when they first realize the tremendous opportunity that awaits them abroad to the realization of their dream that once started as a simple conversation.
Business Development – When I put this hat on, it is with the goal of helping even more students achieve their goals of living overseas by strategically partnering with top study abroad, volunteer abroad, internship abroad organizations, and the like, which routinely are how many people first become addicted to traveling. I enjoy providing those addicts with a pipeline to further their journeys around the world and help even more people abroad, but this time getting paid to travel as a professional teacher.
Also in the Charity, Video Department and notably a 3 time ITA Thanksgiving Throwdown Champion!
What's Your Story?
The country boy that always wanted to be ‘on the go’. Rural Pennsylvania provided me the ideal environment to grow: rich with loving family, close-knit friends, community and the omnipresence of nature. I would have it no other way. Those surroundings also sparked my intrigue to explore, whether it was through the literal miles of untouched forest that is my backyard, to the distant, multi-faceted cultural centers abroad, far from my quiet pocket of PA.
My view of traveling embodies plenty of dimension, however predominately strikes me as a necessary education in and of itself. It is the opportunity to build perspective, a broader vision and global awareness. Beyond all of the amazing things traveling provides a traveler, including all of the aforementioned benefits, I believe in what we do, because it is requisite experience living in the ever-globalizing world of today.