Christine worked for InterExchange Au Pair USA from 1992-97, and since 2000 has held management and executive roles in the organization. Christine has served on the Board of the Alliance for International Exchange and is proud to represent the cultural exchange community and J-1 programs at U.S. Consular Sections around the world. Prior to InterExchange, she worked in arts administration and retail management. Christine holds a B.A. in French Culture and European History from the University of New York at Albany, spent a semester abroad in Paris, and was a Rotary International Youth Exchange Student to the Republic of South Africa. Christine is a supporter of many international and domestic causes ranging from women’s rights, ending animal cruelty and providing opportunities for disadvantaged teens. After growing up in a small town she appreciates the diversity of NYC and proximity to JFK’s international departure terminals, and she enjoys cooking and photography in her free time.
Nicole has worked in the international exchange field since 1997. Prior to her work with InterExchange, Nicole lived, worked and studied in India and Japan. Nicole holds an M.B.A. in Management from the Zicklin School of Business at CUNY Baruch College and a B.A. in History from Oberlin College. She is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society for business students and scholars. Nicole loves travel, is an avid reader and public radio supporter. When not facilitating life-changing cultural exchange opportunities, you can find her seeking out the latest international food New York City has to offer.
Lee is a senior-level executive with experience working in established international corporate groups with sales in excess of $70 million annually. He has extensive hands-on experience in management, business leadership and Board membership. Prior to joining InterExchange, Lee was the executive vice president & chief financial officer of Hotel Representative, Inc., the parent company of the Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd, where he had started as director of finance in 1993. Lee also served on the Board of Directors of both Hotel Representative, Inc. and The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. His previous roles include serving as director of finance for Colonial Printing, Inc. and as assistant controller for Volvo North American Corporation. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an M.B.A. from Farleigh Dickinson University. Lee served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1969. He is married with three daughters.
Dirk is an Australian software engineer who moved to the United States in 2011 on a specialist work program. After working in software consulting within education, retail, and medicine, it was the international exchange world that caught his interest. Working with InterExchange since 2013, his focus is on bringing consistency and efficiency to the way InterExchange enacts its mission of uniting people through international exchange. Dirk has a Bachelor of Science in Internet Software Development from Murdoch University, he has run multiple businesses, and worked for Pivotal Labs.
Casey has been working in international education and cultural exchange for almost twenty years. In his professional roles, he has collaborated with international agencies, NGOs and various governments to help expand exchange opportunities for youth from around the world. In addition to his work with InterExchange, Casey has been active in international education and exchange organizations including WorldTeach, The Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation, WYSTC Confederation, WYSE Work Abroad and the Alliance for International Exchange. Casey holds a B.A. in Political Science from Hobart College and an International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance from the Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC) at Fordham University. In his free time Casey enjoys travelling and sports.
Mark has worked in the international educational and cultural exchange field for more than 10 years. Prior to joining InterExchange in April 2016, Mark worked for seven years at the Alliance for International Exchange (most recently as Deputy Director), shaping and implementing creative solutions to amplify the voice of the exchange community to lawmakers, federal agencies, and other key audiences. Previously Mark was the Director of College Communications at Georgetown University, where he worked closely with the university's outreach and exchange programs to China. He also worked as the Program Associate for Communications at the National Council for International Visitors (now Global Ties U.S.). Mark made his first substantive trip abroad during college to study in Angers, France. Following his graduation with a B.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame, he taught English and studied Chinese in Northeast China’s Yanbian Korean Autonomous Region. He then earned his M.A. in International Communication from American University’s School of International Service. Mark takes an active role in mentoring the next generation of international exchange professionals and is coauthor with Sherry Mueller of Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development (Georgetown University Press, 2014 and 2008). He speaks French and Chinese, and is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio.
Michael has worked in the international exchange field since 1998. Prior to his work with InterExchange, Michael lived, worked and studied in England, France and Japan. In addition to his program director position with InterExchange, he also holds an elected position on the International Au Pair Association's executive board. Michael holds a B.A. in Communications and Journalism from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and the University of Lincolnshire. He has continued his education over the years taking a variety of courses in the fields of international relations, business, operations management and foreign languages. An avid traveler, Michael recently achieved his goal of traveling to 40 countries in 40 years. Next goal, 50 in 50!
Prior to his work with InterExchange, James traveled as a teacher and field leader for high school and gap semester abroad programs in the Indian Himalayan region of Ladakh (between the Tibetan Plateau and the Kashmir Valley), which inspired his dedication to intercultural, experiential education programs. As such, he worked with U.S. high school students and graduates, exploring the intersections of the socio-cultural, linguistic and geographic forces that affect the region and its people. He has also led summer volunteer programs in Cambodia and Nepal, as well as stateside in Baltimore, Maryland. James holds an M.S.Ed in Intercultural Communication from the University of Pennsylvania. Originally from the Philadelphia area, James has also lived in Baltimore, MD.
In the summer of 1999, Edwin began his career with InterExchange as a member of the Camp USA program team where he helped with a variety of tasks, including data entry and welcoming newly arriving participants at the airport. After a brief break in the year 2000, Edwin returned to InterExchange in 2001 as the program assistant for Au Pair USA and has been with the company since. He moved from the InterExchange Au Pair USA program in 2010 to become the office services manager. Edwin previously lived in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico and has now lived in New York for more than 20 years. He enjoys outdoor activities like softball, football and tennis among other sports.
Lynne has been working in international education and cultural exchange for ten years. Prior to joining InterExchange in 2008, Lynne worked with various programs at New York University, including NYU Study Abroad, NYU Precollege, the College of Arts and Science Advising Center, and the College Learning Center. Originally from West Virginia, Lynne received her B.S.B.A. in International Business and Marketing from Xavier University. Lynne moved to NYC in 2003 to attend New York University, where she earned both an M.A. in Higher Education Administration and an Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). As a student, she spent time studying business in Torino, Italy and pursued an intensive cross-cultural research project in Puerto Rico during graduate school. Lynne spends the majority of her time outside of InterExchange perfecting her sailing skills as a crewmember on Schooner Pioneer at the South Street Seaport Museum.
Christian has been working in camping and cultural exchange for almost a decade. He spent several summers working at a residential summer camp before entering the cultural exchange industry. Christian has extensive experience with camp programs and is familiar with both the challenges and rewards of the camp experience for camp directors, staff and campers alike. He attended the University of Florida and upon graduation, spent a year living abroad in New Zealand. Christian is dedicated to facilitating cultural exchange opportunities and enjoys travelling and spending time with his family.