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Our Team

Our team is small but each person plays a unique role in the CultureBound mission.  Hover over each photo for more information on each team member. Click on each name to send them an email.

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Director of Communications

Rachel manages and creates all things marketing, social media, and other pieces of communication. Her plans and strategies allow CultureBound to continue growth online.


Director of Language Acquisition

Karen's expertise in 4 languages allows her to effectively lead and teach our language acquisition program. She has led alongside her husband Mark for many years. She recently obtained her EdD in Portland, Oregon.


Administrative Coordinator / Producer

Jacob brings technical experience to the CultureBound team. He records, edits, and produces the podcast. Jacob also manages our databases and backend tasks. 



Megan is a global speaker, podcaster, and writer. She has lived in 10 countries and 5 US States and delivers intercultural trainings for expats, “repats”, and Third Culture Kids. She specializes in supporting families in global transition and helping Third Culture Kids to find solutions and make changes that support their international moves.

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Mark lived in Brazil as a missionary kid and has served there with his wife Leslie for 15 years. He has trained with CultureBound and led an international student ministry.

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Training Coordinator

Our training coordinator is responsible for many logistics of scheduling our trainings. Our training coordinator has been in ministry for many years. Name and photo are withheld for privacy purposes.



Mark leads our team through training and organization. Mark and his family spent 12 years living and teaching in Mexico. He has taught in a variety of international locations and  serves in a multicultural church.



Natalie is a major asset to our team with her expertise and training ability. She leads many of our CultureCourse cohort classes and some of our additional courses. She recently obtained her EdD in Portland, Oregon.


Director of Academics

Terry brings knowledge and experience in teaching through his thorough education. He teaches at a university and regularly writes academic articles and research pieces.



Lauren's experience overseas has made her a great asset to the CultureBound training program. She is focused on teaching parents and families how to best raise third culture kids. Lauren is the founder and director of TCK Training. Visit her website at



Estera's experience as a Romanian expat in the US, involved in cross-cultural ministry work and training for over a decade make her a great addition to our team of trainers.



Drayton brings academic expertise in Linguistics to 
our LanguageCourse and leads language learners in the practical application of techniques from his own experiences living cross-culturally and communicating in multiple languages.


Business Office Manager

Jon keeps CultureBound running through an abundance of office tasks. His experience has equipped CultureBound to be successful. Jon also serves as a co-host for the podcast.


Communications Coordinator

Kylie is a vital asset to the marketing and production teams. She brings organization and coordination for events and other tasks. Kylie serves as a co-host for the podcast.