Our People

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Founder & C.E.O.

Matthew is the founder of The English Farm and runs the company. He has been an English teacher since 2001. He lived in Japan and Brazil for a total of 12 years. He is also founder of Poligo. He's now based in Auckland, NZ.

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Lead Teacher & Student Success

Betty has over 10 years of online teaching experience in general English, Business English, TOEFL and IELTS preparation classes with students around the world.

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Dan runs technology at The English Farm. He's supported and built online services for 25 years. He ran the dev team that built the Formula One archive, deployed AI solutions to monitor the Olympics and enjoys a quiet jog in the park and playing the guitar badly.

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Student Success Coach

Di is copy editor and contributor to The English Farm. She has a Master's degree from Yale University and has worked as a writer, teacher, and retail manager. 

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Head of Curriculum

Hina is a very experienced curriculum developer and teacher with more than ten years' experience in tertiary education. She lives in Montreal.

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Marc does the art on The English Farm. He's also a qualified personal trainer.

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Nadim is responsible for corporate enrolment in Latin America. He's from the UK and lives in South America.

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Head of Corporate Accounts

Pamela worked in business for 6 years before becoming a full-time teacher. She is in charge of corporate enrolment for North America.

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Andrew is in charge of data and data visualisation projects at The English Farm. He's currently completing a Masters of Science in Computational Data Analytics at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).

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Lead Teacher

Jeremy is an English teacher with over 35 years experience of teaching English as a Foreign Language to adults and professionals.

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Tech Support

Shin has had over 30 years experience as an IT engineer in Japan and New Zealand. In his free time he loves tramping, fly fishing and tennis. Shin has lived in New Zealand since 1998.

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Tech Support & Front End

Gaspar is from Spain and looks after tech support and the front end. He is also a singer and cooks a magnificent paella.

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Student Support

Maki looks after our students. She’s originally from Japan and currently resides in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Japan Country Manager

Ken has over 15 years of business development experience. He is passionate about communication and language learning, and considers himself the biggest fan of The English Farm in Japan.