The Team

  • Carolina Adams

    Country of origin: USA

    “You know, sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage, just literally 20 seconds of embarrassing bravery, and I promise you something great will come of it.” Benjamin Mee, We Bought a Zoo

    Carolina hails from Colorado, USA and has been living abroad since November 2018. Her superpowers include napping anywhere and interrupting all conversations to point out dogs. She currently is having trouble converting Fahrenheit into Celsius and adding “u”s to words so that they are correct in British English. Professionally, she “corrects” her students’ British English into proper American English. At English Post she is a Writer and Editor.
  • Alice

    Country of origin: United Kingdom

    "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln

    Alice is known as ‘the intrepid traveller’ to her family back in England as she left the UK in 2011 to travel for a year, but then never went back. She’s currently in Nuremberg because it’s pretty, she can cycle everywhere, and it has a nice airport. She loves exploring new places, sitting in cafes drinking cappuccinos and Instagramming. At English Post, she's our social media wonder woman. In a short time, she's helped English Post become more visible with never-ending creativity promoting all aspects of life in Franconia, near and far.
    • Chris Andrews

      Country of origin: United Kingdom

      “Set a goal so big that you can’t achieve it until you grow into the person who can.” – Anonymous

      Our 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.
    • Melissa

      Country of origin: Canada

      "Success is not final, failure is not fatal – it is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill

      Melissa 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.
    • Philip Weisel

      Country of origin: Germany

      I am allowed to do what you cannot.

      Philip Weisel is, according to his girlfriend, "as German as they come". Originally from a small village with almost more cows than people in it, he moved to Nuremberg to unsuccessfully study IT. In the end, he settled for a career as an IT specialist, which in turn awarded him with the post of Admin for English Post. In his free time, he keeps the English Post website up and running or, if nothing is broken at the moment, he plays games on his computer. He also attempts to write a Fantasy book, and from time to time writes articles about the "Lingua Franconia", in his opinion one of the nicest dialects there is.
    • Sarah Stenz

      Country of origin: USA

      “An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.” GK Chesterton

      Growing 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.
    • Lydia Taylor

      Country of origin: Germany

      "I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious" – Albert Einstein

      Lydia 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 has also taught at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Lydia 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.