Meet the Team

Meet the Team

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President

David Brackett

President

David Brackett

I am most passionate about – Serving and volunteering to give back to the community. I believe the secret to living is giving.

For fun I like to – Travel the world, try new foods, read, play Spanish guitar and learn about other cultures and languages.

The best part of working at Linguava is – Our passion for achieving health equity through language access

Some day I hope to – Write a book about leadership, culture and diversity in the workplace.

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Marketing Manager

Aleem Abdulhayoglu

Marketing Manager

Aleem Abdulhayoglu

I am most passionate about – Marketing and my cat, Lil Bobos.

For fun I like to – Watch movies and listen to music.

The best part of working at Linguava is – The diverse culture and friendly work environment.

Someday I hope to – Meet Aliens.

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Senior Interpreter Relations Compliance Coordinator

Daria Abel

Senior Interpreter Relations Compliance Coordinator

Daria Abel

I am most passionate about – Languages and cultures and how they relate to one another.

For fun I like to – Try something new; do yoga and crossfit, travel, read, hike.

The best thing of working at Linguava is – The inspiring people here that I get to work with.

Some day I hope to – Spend a few years traveling around our beautiful planet.

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Content Designer

Orlando Alvarez

Content Designer

Orlando Alvarez

I am most passionate about – Music production, Graphic Design, Content creation, Grumpy Cat, and Languages.

For fun I like to – Play video games, watch movies with my family, teach people on YouTube, and go out to enjoy beautiful places and landscapes.

The best part of working at Linguava is – The people I get to work with. My coworkers are pretty much amazing!

Someday I hope to – Travel to awesome places in the world, and make an impact on those around me.

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Senior Project Manager

Patricia Muñoz Andrés

Senior Project Manager

Patricia Muñoz Andrés

I am most passionate about – My family, nature, and languages. I love learning, so I think I’ll always be the eternal student and traveler.

For fun I like to – Spend time with my family, take care of my little urban garden with my 2-year-old love, Vega, take a million pictures of her and our cat, Dakota, go hiking, and ride my motorcycle.

The best part of working at Linguava is – Our people. Everyone is so genuinely caring that it feels like a second family. I also love how each of us truly cares about our clients and always strives to provide the best customer service.

Someday I hope to – Write a book and travel the world on my motorcycle!

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Operations Project Manager

Anju Babu

Operations Project Manager

Anju Babu

I am most passionate about – Learning! I see the world as a jigsaw puzzle that continues to add to its wondrous complexity every day. I love learning new skills or gathering information on topics of interest and sharing it with like minded individuals.

For fun I like to – Dance, dance, and dance! I am a trained Bharatanatyam (an Indian dance form) dancer and practice regularly.

The best part of working at Linguava is –A strong sense of community and a culture that fosters ethical thinking and actions.

Someday I hope to – Be a leader that inspires people to be the best version of themselves and leave the world a better place than they found it.

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Interpreter Relations Compliance Coordinator

Sarah Becerra

Interpreter Relations Compliance Coordinator

Sarah Becerra

I am most passionate about – Languages and world culture! I love to understand people and where they come from.

For fun I like to – To run and explore the Pacific Northwest and all that it has to offer.

The best part of working at Linguava is – Is that we’re from all over the world!

Someday I hope to – Speak a third language well.

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Linguist Recruiter

Juliet Christian

Linguist Recruiter

Juliet Christian

I am most passionate about – Equity and Equality.

For fun I like to – Dance, read, practice Italian.

The best part of working at Linguava is – The amazing team of coworkers and Interpreters!

Some day I hope to – Travel to Europe.

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Office Assistant

Paige Craig

Office Assistant

Paige Craig

I am most passionate about – Experiencing different cultures, conversations with people from different backgrounds, eating and cooking food from around the world, and working towards more ethical and sustainable ways of living.

For fun I like to – Dance! I love salsa and bachata and I’m currently learning hip hop. I love training in Muay Thai and just being active in general. I love to cook and write and spend as much time at the beach as possible!

The best part of working at Linguava is – Working with people from all around the world! I love getting to talk to my coworkers about the culture in the country where they come from, and being inspired by their leadership. I also love Linguava’s commitment to putting people first. Whether it’s ensuring health equity for the LEP community or working with non-profit organizations, this company gives all of it’s employees access to helping people!

Someday I hope to – Backpack throughout Latin America, work on an organic farm in Portugal or Spain, learn how to sail, and live on a boat. And I hope to be fluent in at least 3 languages!

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Customer Service Specialist

Olivia Ferguson

Customer Service Specialist

Olivia Ferguson

I am most passionate about – Animals.

For fun I like to – Hike, read, and cook.

The best part of working at Linguava is – The people we work with.

Someday I hope to – Help animals and my community as a veterinarian.

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Account Manager

Robin Fouche

Account Manager

Robin Fouche

I am most passionate about – Learning, I love spending time with people and learning about them, their perspectives, what drives them, and what they’re passionate about.

For fun I like to – When I’m not traveling I love going to art events and live performances, enjoying the amazing cuisine available in Portland, and visiting wineries in the area.

The best part of working at Linguava is – The amazing diversity of everyone in the company at all levels of leadership. We also have amazing food!

Someday I hope to – Not spend a week agonizing over how to answer questions like these the next time I’m asked!

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Account Executive

Veronika Gonzalez

Account Executive

Veronika Gonzalez

I am most passionate about – Making a positive impact.

For fun I like to –  Spend quality time with my family and our furbabies.

The best part of working at Linguava is – THE PEOPLE.

Someday I hope to – Own a farm and live off the land.

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Scheduling Department Manager

Neil Hanamura

Scheduling Department Manager

Neil Hanamura

I am most passionate about – Learning and growing from new experiences.

For fun I like to – Spend time with my family and friends. I love jogging, going to the gym, exploring new hiking trails, going to the beach, traveling, playing basketball, BBQing and going out to eat. I am a lover of ALL foods.

The best part of working at Linguava is – The people I get to work with every day are amazing! My colleagues, interpreters and clients are all truly inspiring people and they make work fun every day. The work we do here is important and I feel blessed to help our community through language access.

Someday I hope to – Watch my favorite basketball team, the Los Angeles Lakers, live at the Staple Center.

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Sales Manager

Erik Hindman

Sales Manager

Erik Hindman

I am most passionate about – Motivating and helping people to find their “voice”. I am also passionate about spoiling my wife and 3 adorable girls.

For fun I like to – Camp in our incredible Pacific Northwest! There is no better place to be, than outdoors in the fresh air.

The best part of working at Linguava is – **no surprise here** The people. One of our core values is “innovative spirit” I love that we embody this value daily in everything that we do. 50 heads are better than one!

Someday I hope – Develop an app that significantly makes everyone’s lives a little bit easier.

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General Accountant

Lorena Izquierdo

General Accountant

Lorena Izquierdo

I am most passionate about –  Achieving personal and professional life goals, while striving to help others.
For fun I like to –  Immerse myself in new cultures, food and music. I like playing soccer, hiking, swimming and spending time with loved ones.
The best part of working at Linguava is – We are a family!
Someday I hope to – Further my education by attaining a second degree in teaching. As well as travel the world, visiting multiple continents.
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Account Coordinator

Liz Joyce

Account Coordinator

Liz Joyce

I am most passionate about – Making people laugh, helping people not take themselves so seriously, and spreading joy!

For fun I like to – Enjoy the beach as much as possible. Seriously, it calls to me.

The best part of working at Linguava is – The PEOPLE. You will always feel like Family here.

Someday I hope to – Write a book.

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Interpreter Specialist Team Supervisor

Imelda Mejia

Interpreter Specialist Team Supervisor

Imelda Mejia

I am most passionate about – Other Cultures, Languages, and food.

For fun I like to – Cook in my free time different varieties of foods from other cultures, gardening is my other passion. I love to see my garden full of color and flowers.

The best part of working at Linguava is – I have a servant’s heart. As an immigrant having the opportunity to work here at Linguava, and serve my community and my people every day, it’s my passion, something that I really enjoy on a daily basis.

Some day I hope to – Be able to travel around the world and try all kinds of delicious foods and know more about other cultures.

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Interpreter Relations Manager

Danielle Morales

Interpreter Relations Manager

Danielle Morales

I am most passionate about – Contributing however I can to make the world a better place. When I feel overwhelmed with how much negativity there is in the world, I try to remember that kindness and empathy can make a difference. I start within my sphere of influence and hope my actions will have a ripple effect, making a positive impact for many others.

For fun I like to – Spend time with family and friends, cook, try new restaurants, work out, paint, hike, and travel.

The best part of working at Linguava is – The opportunity to work with a kind, intelligent, and diverse group of people who support and challenge me to keep growing.

Someday I hope to – See my daughter make a positive impact in the world and achieve whatever dreams she decides to pursue. I’d also love to re-learn to play the piano and go on a cruise.

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General Accountant

Thomas Nguyen

General Accountant

Thomas Nguyen

I am most passionate about – numbers, spreadsheets, and learning new things.  I like working as part of a team to accomplish our goals and get things done. I am up for a challenge when it comes to problem solving and finding solutions to make the workflow more efficient.

For fun I like to – Try new food and restaurants around Oregon and the world. I also am a fan of action-packed movies like the Marvel series. I like to explore Oregon’s nature scene and coast. I live up to Portland’s motto – Keep Portland Weird!

The best part of working at Linguava is – The diversity in the workplace. I have the friendliest and most helpful co-workers here and together we have great teamwork like the Justice League!

Some day I hope to – Travel the world, meet new people, and experience new cultures. I would love to travel to Europe someday and revisit Vietnam.

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Accounting Assistant

Mitchell Oliver

Accounting Assistant

Mitchell Oliver

I am most passionate about – Ballroom dance.

For fun I like to – Write song lyrics.

The best part of working at Linguava is – The supportive atmosphere.

Someday I hope to – Own a business of my own.

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Customer Service Specialist

Ixchel Ortiz

Customer Service Specialist

Ixchel Ortiz

I am most passionate about – Helping the community.

For fun I like to – Go hiking.

The best part of working at Linguava is – People first.

Someday I hope to – Be an interpreter with Linguava.

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Linguist Recruiter

Guillermo Ortiz-Marchena

Linguist Recruiter

Guillermo Ortiz-Marchena

I am most passionate about – Helping others, running, and staying fit, not only physically but emotionally as well.

For fun I like to – Go to the gym, run, hike and float down the river.

The best part of working at Linguava is – The culture!

Someday I hope – Complete another full marathon.

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Customer Service Specialist

Haley Pattishall

Customer Service Specialist

Haley Pattishall

I am most passionate about – Building relationships and helping others in any way that I can.

For fun I like to – Sing, paint, and spend time with family & friends.

The best part of working at Linguava is – The opportunity to help so many people in the community and all the relationships that I have made since I started working here.

Someday I hope to – Have the opportunity to travel to places around the world (and learn to play the guitar!)

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Account Coordinator

Marchella Penaranda

Account Coordinator

Marchella Penaranda

I am most passionate about – Immersing myself into other cultures. I love nothing more than traveling to different cities and countries all over the world and learning about their customs, history, cuisine, people…etc.Working at Linguava helps me achieve some of that from home as we work with so many people from different culture.

For fun I like to – Go on adventures, try new foods and restaurants, pet peoples dogs, DIY things around the house.

The best part of working at Linguava is – The family-like feeling in the office. Linguava is made up of so many diverse and fun individuals.

Someday I hope to – Take an extended period of time to backpack all over Europe and South America.

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Customer Service Specialist

Miguel Romero

Customer Service Specialist

Miguel Romero

I am most passionate about – Soccer. I play, watch it and I coach. I love this sport. I follow a few teams in the US and abroad. Mens and Womens teams. Lucky to live in Portland, where we have 2 great soccer teams- Timbers and the Thorns. I’m also very passionate about youth soccer. I’m a youth soccer coach for a club in North Clackamas.

For fun I like to – I like to watch movies. I’m a huge fan of Asian action cinema. I love old movies, like Casablanca and The Thin Man series. I also love superhero movies. I love reading about movies as well and documentaries about movies.

The best part of working at Linguava is – The incredible people I get to work with everyday. We are all on a mission to help all of our clients to the best of our ability. No matter what the circumstance is. Our teamwork is incredible.

Someday I hope to – I’d like to take my family back to Guatemala. To see where I was raised and visit my family there.

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Customer Service Specialist

Etsang Saechao

Customer Service Specialist

Etsang Saechao

I am most passionate about – Helping people with something that’s important, such as looking for an interpreter to help bridge the communication gap. That motivates me to do great at my work.

For fun I like to – Enjoy long hikes in the mountains and catch the occasional glimpse of a waterfall.

The best part of working at Linguava is – The people that I work with, they feel like family to me.

Someday I hope – Learn all that I can and hopefully someday be an effective leader at Linguava.

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Accounting Supervisor

Ajmal Wahab

Accounting Supervisor

Ajmal Wahab

I am most passionate about – Cricket. I love to play and watch others play.
For fun I like to – drive to new places. I love driving and exploring northwest.
The best part of working at Linguava is – the diversity. It’s great to know and learn about different cultures.
Someday I hope to – Become a Millionaire!!!

 

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