Meet the Team

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Meet the Team 2018-08-09T04:50:56+00:00
Eric Valdois
Eric ValdoisCoordinator of International Operations
Eric has been an administrator at Sias for 3 years. Before this he worked for 5 years as a teacher at Sias. His 8 years of experience in Chinese culture, and expertise with the visa process is well suited to help teachers in their transition to life in China. His other job duties include the liaison between the Chinese administration and the foreign teachers. Eric works hard to cultivate a strong cross-cultural relationship with both parties. Our teachers feel supported and Sias prides itself on it’s highly functioning foreign community. Eric grew up in Kansas, and lives at Sias with his wife and six children.

Ask Eric about Visa questions

Claudia Yim
Claudia YimAcademic Coordinator for Foreign Faculty
Ask Claudia about courses available and course content
Aaron Vorbau
Aaron VorbauForeign Faculty Recruiter
Aaron grew up in Bay Area, California. His father worked as a pilot for commercial airlines and from a young age Aaron began traveling globally. While attending Cal Poly (SLO) he volunteered as a youth mentor and currently spends free time serving through programs. He met Rachael in 2007 shortly after both of them completed their MA degrees and within a year they were married and moved to China. They now have four children who consider Peter Hall faculty housing their “home” even though they are on the road 6+ months of the year outside of China.

Aaron is your first point of contact to express interest in teaching overseas

XiaoyingAdministrator for Foreign Faculty Recruiting
Ask Xiaoying about qualifications to teach or visa questions
Greg Fenell
Greg FenellInterview Coordinator
Ask Greg about interview opportunities
Katie Lucio
Katie LucioFaculty ESL Trainer
Ask Katie about ESL Curriculum and training
Nikkie Houchen
Nikkie HouchenAcademic Team Leader
Ask Nikkie to receive sample syllabi
Lindsey Solterbeck
Lindsey SolterbeckFOE Oral English Team Leader
Ask Lindsey about Freshman Oral English
Jessica Billinger
Jessica BillingerPrimary school team leader
Ask Jessica about curriculum and work environment
Gary Todd
Gary ToddIn-House Historian
Ask Gary about China history and PhD research
Sachin Rubdi
Sachin RubdiAdministrative Assistant of Foreign Faculty Operations
Ask Sachin about payroll, booking flight, tax refund and so on
SelenaForeign Faculty Resident Nurse
Ask Selena about medicine and health-related issues
Courtney Clark
Courtney ClarkActivities and Event Coordinator
Amy Todd
Amy ToddForeign Faculty Housing and Dining Coordinator
Ask Amy about housing and dining questions
Skye Li
Skye LiDirector of OIS Office
Ask Skye about Maternity Leave
AshleyCoordinator of Foreign Teacher Affairs

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