Meet Our IH Pacific Team
Hi. My name is Bryan Anderson. I come from Willowdale, Ontario – a suburb of Toronto, Canada. For the last 18 years, I have called New Westminster, BC home. I began teaching English in Japan in 1999 and have been teaching since then. When I’m not at work, I enjoy hiking with my wife in the mountains, writing and performing music, and watching or playing hockey.
The thing I love most about teaching is seeing a student’s whole world open up when they meet a person from another country, become enriched from a new experience, or reach a significant goal. I’m proud to be a part of our students’ learning journeys and being able to share my Canadian experiences with them.
It’s a pleasure to meet you.
Hello! My name is Kim Wong. I was born and raised in Vancouver. I’ve been teaching students, young and old, for over twenty years here in Canada and in Europe. I’m a bit of a crafter and enjoy baking and dancing.
Learning a language becomes easier if you do things you enjoy. Why not watch movies in English or learn to cook in English? You won’t even know you’re actually learning and practicing English!
Hi My name is Sherry Moradi. I was born in Mashad, Iran. I moved to Canada 8 years ago. My dream has always been to be a teacher. I’m interested in reading books, watching romantic comedies and meeting my friends.
I have over 20 years of teaching experience and I have been working at IH Vancouver for about 7 years. Learning is an ongoing process that broadens our horizons. Learning a new language is like having a new life.
Hi everyone, I’m Jordan! I’m from a place called Richmond. I started teaching back in May of 2012, and I’ve loved it ever since. Outside of teaching, I love an assortment of random things: I’m a HEMA practitioner and instructor, I love games of all kinds (both board and video), cooking and baking, and a lot of other stuff.
My number one piece of advice for learning English (or any language) is that, unfortunately, comfort is your enemy. The best way to move forward and keep yourself from getting settled is to push outside of your comfort zone. Fortunately, if you’re here, you’re already doing that!
Hello! My name is Courtney. I was born in Edmonton which is the capital city of Alberta, Canada. You might know Alberta for its Rocky Mountains. I started my teaching journey at an English academy in Korea in 2015. I’m interested in music, movies, games and almost any other indoor activity.
My advice for learning English is to live your life in English and do things that you really enjoy and are interested in. Then you can focus on the enjoyment of learning rather than how hard it is. But on days where it feels difficult and frustrating, always remember how far you have already come.
Hi. My name is Mariko Li. I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. I have been teaching students of all ages and from all over the world for over 8 years. I love coffee, playing sports and meeting new people from other countries.
I think learning a language can be challenging but extremely rewarding. We can learn from mistakes and experiences as well as enjoy communicating, laughing and studying together.
Hey there! My name is Emily Conner and I come from a university town called Redlands, California. I started my teaching career in Costa Rica, and have also taught in Spain, Japan, and of course, San Diego! In my free time, I love to play tennis, do Pilates, write flash fiction and walk around dog beach with my black terrier pup. I recommend that learners find a group of fellow students to help each other stay motivated. It makes learning more fun, and when you’re feeling discouraged, your friends can help you keep going!
Hi. My name is Jeff Romonko. I come from a small town in Saskatchewan, Canada called Swift Current. I began my teaching career in public schools in Japan and have been teaching for over 20 years. In my free time, I enjoy going for long bike rides around beautiful Vancouver.
My advice for learning English is to view it as a journey. There will be lots of ups and downs along the way but never forget the destination is getting closer every day.