Brett is an entrepreneur originally from Colorado, USA. He brings with him many years of professional experience in different fields including human resources, recruiting, event management and business administration. Around here he handles much of the day-to-day operations and business development of Teaching Nomad. Brett lives with his Wife, Sophia, and when not working they enjoy traveling, scuba diving, snowboarding and live music.
Sophia was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She earned a BA in Biology from the University of Texas. She has 5 years’ teaching experience and has traveled to over 20 different countries. Her love of teaching and travel make her excited to be able to share the opportunity with others through Teaching Nomad.
Vidal is born and raised in San Francisco, California. He has worked in Sales, Customer Service and Recruiting for 17 years. Living in China has opened his eyes to growth and opportunity. Vidal lives his day to day life like it is always the best part of a movie. Now living here with his fiancée Vanessa, they plan on taking advantage of having a great lifestyle. In his spare time he coaches and plays baseball, golf, and travels.
Shelly is from Boston, Massachusetts also known as Beantown. She graduated from the School of Management at Boston University and worked with the LL.M. students at BU Law School for two years before making the big move to China. During her free time, she wants to take advantage of all the exciting travel destinations that Asia has to offer and to learn more about the different cultures and traditions of the 56 ethnic groups in China.
Sergio is a native Texan who has been living and working in China as a teacher for about 3 years. Before coming to China, he lived in Korea, and travelled throughout Latin America. Sergio worked in counseling and social work for several years before braving the move to Asia. He loves working with people and enjoys travelling, cooking, reading, dancing, and scuba diving. He believes a strong sense of humor is absolutely essential for anyone looking to travel and teach abroad.
Teaching Nomad was founded in March 2011 with the intent of connecting great teachers with great schools in China. After moving to Shanghai, our founder Brett discovered a need to fill the gap between these two groups. On the one hand, a school’s reputation relies on its teachers, so finding reliable teachers is very important. On the other hand, the teachers must trust their school as they brave moving to a new country. Neither group wants to be let down, but unfortunately this was happening time and time again. Teaching Nomad has been designed to be a cut above other recruiters, providing a trustworthy source of jobs for teachers as well as a time and cost saving tool for schools! Teaching Nomad is here to take all of the guesswork out of the equation, make everyone's job a little bit easier and to ensure that no one has to go through the process alone. The Teaching Nomad staff, many who are expats already living in China, have experienced first-hand the positive impact that exploring the globe has on an individual. We see Teaching Nomad as our way of giving back and helping others to have similar great experiences teaching overseas! Meet the team.