Guild Stephen

In 1980, I moved to Seattle.  I began a consulting business concentrating on the design, development and delivery of training programs for businesses and organizations, and my clients included Boeing, Microsoft, the American Institute of Banking, Recreational Equipment, Inc., several Washington State departments and others.  During that time, I also worked in Russia, Guam, China, Germany, Slovakia and Greece.  My family and I spent one year in Kenya (1994-95), teaching at the United States International University in Nairobi.


In 2003, I began working for City University, a private university in the Seattle area, as the Dean of Faculty Development, a position I held until 2006.  When my job was eliminated and my office dissolved, I decided that I would move to Brazil to be with my partner, Tiago, whom I had met on the Internet and had cyber-dated for a year-and-a half. I moved to Recife, the largest city in Northeastern Brazil, in June 2006. 


I was certified as a TESOL teacher before I left Seattle, but right now I teach entirely online for several different universities and organizations, so my job is portable…and I don’t have any morning rush-hour traffic to contend with. [5-08]



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