Geoff Norby, Owner Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Geoff Norby has been the owner/operator of Global Accent since 2007. He graduated from Kansas State University with a German/International Studies dual major and Business minor. Geoff studied German in Gießen, Germany for one year and studied Latin, French, Spanish, Norwegian, and Finnish throughout his career. Geoff was a Research Manager for Lieberman Research Worldwide in Los Angeles for two years, and has been working with the Market Research industry since 2005. He is an avid backpacker and mountain biker.
Bieke Boden, Senior Project Manager Trondheim, Norway
Bieke Boden obtained her Master’s Degree in Translation in 2011 from College University Ghent in Belgium. She spent 2 years in the United States and 4 years in Switzerland before moving back to Belgium in 2017, managing localization projects along her way. She was a project manager for market research agency Ipsos in Belgium for 3 years. In May of 2021 she joined the Global Accent team as the first European-based team member. Bieke recently moved to Norway where she spends most of her free time in the mountains, on foot or on skis. A native speaker of Dutch, she’s also fluent in English and German and is learning Norwegian.
Kimberly Hannigan, Project Manager Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Kimberly joined Global Accent in the summer of 2021 and brings with her an outstanding background in project management, organizational skills, and is an expert with Office and other software. Kimberly has years of management experience working with organizations from small businesses to museums to art conservation - even including the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. She has also traveled extensively, seeing many languages and cultures along the way. Kimberly has a BA from Mesa State, a BS from Colorado State.
Cindy Vasquez, Project Coordinator Stockton, California, USA
Cindy joined Global Accent in the Summer of 2022, bringing with her a deep appreciation for languages and culture. After getting her bachelor's degree in cognitive science and psychology, Cindy moved to the United Kingdom where she lived and worked for three years, traveling to new countries and going on road trips as often as she could. In her spare time, Cindy enjoys traveling with her dog, Koko, finding the best places in town to eat, and watching Korean dramas as she grows her vocabulary for the next time she visits South Korea.