Country of origin: England
“Set a goal so big that you can’t achieve it until you grow into the person who can.” – AnonymousOur Editor-In-Chief and instigator of English Post - Chris is tenacious, tries to be diplomatic, and believes strongly in the effectiveness of willpower. Born in Yorkshire, England, he studied architecture in London, followed by spending two years in the office of star architect Günther Domenig in Graz, Austria. After starting a family, he moved into graphic design. He now has two grown children and lots of pictures. Interests include paragliding, cycling, photography and opera.
Country of origin: Canada
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal – it is the courage to continue that counts." Winston ChurchillMelissa comes from Montreal, Canada and is one of our founding members. Following a life-changing exchange experience to Berlin in 2014, she returned to Germany, successfully completing her Master’s Degree in International Information Systems at FAU in 2019. Deciding to remain in Nuremberg, she now works for an IT company here. At English Post, Melissa’s commitment and hard work ethic are vital as Managing Editor. A native English speaker, articulate in French as well as conversational Italian, she has an ongoing love affair with the German language, which she speaks fluently. She enjoys learning new languages, cycling, yoga, and leads an active social life with friends.
Country of origin: USA
“An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.” GK ChestertonGrowing up in the flat agricultural valley between the Californian coast and the Sierra Nevada mountains, Sarah’s favorite childhood memories were of roadtrips and airports, and the adventure they promised. Her sense of adventure eventually led her to Germany, in whose grassy mountains and lively culture she has made her home for the last four years. Sarah works as a freelance editor. Here at English Post, she divides her duties between writing, editing, and translating. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling.
Country of origin: Germany
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious" – Albert EinsteinLydia Maria Taylor is responsible for Public Relations at English Post. She was born in the United States, but grew up in Nuremberg and has Afro-American, Hungarian, German, and Polish roots – all of which contribute to her open-minded personality and refusal to be defined by any single nationality or identity. She has a background in English literature and Sociology and is completing her Doctoral Thesis about gender roles in the Moral Weeklies of early eighteenth-century London. She has also taught at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Lydia currently works as a Cultural and Event Manager as well as a press and public relations officer for the Historische Felsengänge Nürnberg, and has been involved in several volunteer projects such as the Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival (NIHRFF), as well as the exhibition “Homestory Deutschland” – a collective self-portrait of black people in Germany that ran until 2013. Along with meeting friends and bringing like-minded people together, in her free time she enjoys attending exhibitions, concerts, practicing yoga, hiking in the fränkischen Schweiz, and riding her bike.