Claremont McKenna College (History)
Claremont Graduate University (Master's)
US State Department's Chinese Language and Area Studies School (Other)
I have fifteen years of service as US Foreign Service Officer (FSO), where I was posted to Taipei (American Institute in Taiwan) and US Embassies in Tokyo, Bangkok and Vienna. After completing the US State Department's Chinese Language and Area Studies program in Taiwan, I was certified as a fully functional Chinese language officer and served as Mandarin translator for senior US diplomats negotiating with Chinese government officials. I currently accompany American delegations/business executives to China to serve as Chinese translator and negotiator.
I have witnessed firsthand the trials and tribulations of the "Lao Wai" Mandarin student. My son completed two years of Mandarin at Emory University and one year studying at Dalian University in China's Liaoning Province. In May he completed his MS degree at Georgia Tech's Sam School of Foreign Affairs, where he focused on China. He has always regarded Mandarin as one of his most challenging subjects. But he is well down the road toward written and spoken Mandarin fluency and I can get you there as well.
Bradley N. I have fifteen years of service as US Foreign Service Officer (FSO), where I was posted to Taipei (American Institute in Taiwan) and US Embassies in Tokyo, Bangkok and Vienna. After completing the US State Department's Chinese Language and Area Studies program in Taiwan, I was certified as a fully functional Chinese language officer and served as
Enjoy tutoring Mandarin students and my pricing is flexible.
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Served As Far East Area manager of FATS, Inc, where I sold small arms simulation systems to Chinese, Japanese and Korean law enforcement organizations.
Head consulting firm, representing US financial and manufacturing companies, which has successfully conducted hostage rescue (Charles Starnes case, see WSJ) and financial recovery.
I completed US State Department's Chinese language program in Taiwan. Tested at 4 written/4 spoken by US State Department, which exceeds US government's standard for certified Chinese language officer. I currently serve as a Chinese translator for US businesses operating in China.
Opened Chinese and Japanese markets for small arms simulation products, while serving as Far East manager at FATS, Inc. Currently importing lighting products from China for sale to OFS and other large factories and distributions centers in Atlanta area.
Served as Branch Chief, US Embassy Vienna and
Deputy Branch Chief, US Embassy Bangkok, where I headed intelligence collection programs and foreign policy analysis for Washington policy makers. Served as Far East Area manager at FATS, Inc, where I established sales networks and closed sales in challenging Chinese, Japanese and Korean markets. Headed hostage rescue team for American executive taken hostage in China. (See Charles Starnes, WSJ). Developed sourcing relationships with Chinese OEM's on behalf of US distributors and manufacturers.