Ryan Hawk was born and raised in the beautiful Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon, USA. He could be found out and about in nature for his entire childhood; camping, hiking, swimming in the river, skiing, and following his dad into the woods whenever he could. He also contracted some of the excitability and peppiness from his mom that led to his love of teaching. He has two ㅍbeautiful younger sisters that he still likes to pick on as well as two nieces and a nephew. After obtaining his Masters in Chemistry from the University of Southern California, Ryan taught AP and honors chemistry and coached softball at numerous high schools in the US. In his spare time Ryan loves new food (and lots of it), new cultures, finding new and unknown holes in the wall, video games, and a great nap in the evening after a hard day of work. His favorite KPOP band is Twice and he doesn’t apologize for it.
Rita De Haro grew up in southern California in a city called San Bernardino. She is twenty-two years old and is the oldest of four. Rita graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a minor in Spanish. She has had first-hand experience with the struggles of learning English throughout her childhood – both of her parents spoke Spanish for the majority of her life. She hopes to facilitate that journey for her students in South Korea and looks forward to creating a positive learning experience in the classroom. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games, hiking, and trying out new foods!
Taimoor Khan grew up in a large town called Middlesbrough in the United Kingdom. He graduated with a bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Teesside University. He continued his education by majoring in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham. During his time at university, Taimoor had interactions with people from all over the world and learnt the basics of their cultures. He believes that everyone should spend some time in another country to experience change. This is why he has come to Korea, for students to experience what it is like to interact with foreigners at a young age so that they are comfortable when they travel abroad. He enjoys trying new cuisines, exploring nature and helping others.
Rebekah Edgar is from Dublin, Ireland but has spent some of her childhood in Oregon, USA and China. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Pharmacy from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and is excited to be joining the CEV family to share her passion of education with the students. She believes learning English can open up a world of opportunities and developing a love of learning from a young age is key to success. She also enjoys travelling, exploring new cultures, hiking and playing sports.
Carley Schreoder grew up in a very small town Auburn, Michigan. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree from Central Michigan University. She has experience teaching all sorts of fitness classes and as a personal trainer. Carley is passionate about physical fitness, mental wellness, nutrition, and education. She enjoys hiking, biking, running, swimming, dancing, reading, yoga, traveling and meeting new people. Carley is thrilled to be a part of the CEV family to teach students in a fun and exciting way to make lifetime learners. She feels that the simulation rooms are designed to set the students up with real life situations to help the excell in an English speaking country.
Eric Schroeder grew up in the most exciting town in the world called Climax, Michigan. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and went to graduate school to acquire an MBA. He worked in Banking and Sales before meeting and marrying the love of his life, Carley. Eric is passionate about expanding the horizons for himself and others through the sharing and communicating of ideas. He believes English is a vital skill for those seeking to know more about and participate in world affairs. He enjoys hiking, reading, writing, playing sports and exploring new cultures!