empowering people through english and imagination



WELCOME TO FLUENT

We’re as diverse as our participants.  From different countries and backgrounds, the Fluent team prides ourselves on all being weird in our own way.

CREATIVE AND IMAGINATIVE

One common thread of our team is a passion for travel and culture.  We feel that creativity and fun facilitate learning.

ALLOW US TO INTRODUCE OURSELVES

We look forward to meeting you soon.  Don’t be afraid to say hello.  We look friendly enough, right?

KURT REIFLER

FLUENT FOUNDER

Kurt is an entrepreneur, writer and musician. He founded Fluent as a way to bridge the cultural and linguistic gap between English speaking and non-native English speaking countries

HANNAH OTT

FLUENT GERMAN TEAM

Hannah is our interpreting / linguistic / marketing guru.  She’s passionate about human rights, languages and traveling.  She has lived throughout Europe/Asia/Africa.

STEFANIE BöCK


FLUENT AUSTRIAN TEAM

Stefanie is one of our Austrian customer service representatives and a translator for Fluent.  She’s also a seasoned world traveler, multi-linguist and an accomplished actress.

ROSS EAMES

FLUENT TECHNOLOGIST

Ross is the technologist for Fluent.  Helping to implement design and functionality on the web, he’s an all around IT-guru.  Ross is also a woodworker, an outdoorsman and proud father.

MAL VAN WAARDE


FLUENT NATIVE ENGLISH TEAM

Mallory is Fluent’s online marketing specialist.  Her adventures have spanned the globe as a travel writer, an internet marketer and a business owner.

PHILIPP ARNDT

FLUENT GERMAN TEAM

Philipp is often the voice that welcomes you to Fluent and is one of our brand ambassadors.  A passionate musician, he also writes songs and plays bass guitar.

NICK GOLDRING


FLUENT NATIVE ENGLISH TEAM

Nick is a professional news photographer for the ABC network.  He’s also the videographer and co-producer for Fluent’s video production unit.

BEN BODNAR

FLUENT NATIVE ENGLISH TEAM

Ben is an experienced media specialist and has taught English all over the world, most recently in China.  He’s also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.  A favorite speaker on the Fluent English team.

“Fluent was a total game-changer for me during my experience in Europe.  I found myself hanging out with other English speakers all the time and not meeting people from the place I was actually visiting.  Until Fluent.” -Michael H.