Steve Nolen, Founder and President

Steve holds a B.S. in Accounting, a Ma. of Div., and a D.M. in Intercultural Studies. He has 30 years of  cross-cultural experience, has worked with leaders in multiple nations, and is CQ Certified through the Cultural Intelligence Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Ruth Nolen, Conexión Training, Language Programs Director 

Ruth holds a B.S. in Ed., an Ma. of Ed. In Teaching Additional Languages, and a PhD in Applied Linguistics at Georgia State University.  Ruth has studied several additional languages and has 30+ years of cross-cultural experience. Her PhD dissertation on Task Based Language Learning, completed in December of 2019, has already been downloaded at Universities in 36 countries.

Matt Nolen, Conexion Training Panamá, Language Program Director

Matt holds both a B.A. and M.A. in Applied Linguistics, both from Georgia State University. Since 2018, Matt directs the Conexión Language Program in Panama City, Panamá.  He has studied several additional languages. He, his wife Allison, and their two boys live in Panamá.

Peggy Lowe, Conexion Training Panamá, ESL Instructor

Peggy holds a BA in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. She has ICCT certification in Reaching Out with English and Essentials of Teaching English Pronunciation from Wheaton College. She has studied two additional languages.

Amy De Jesus, Conexión Training, Administration

Amy worked as executive assistant to the CEO and Vice President of Georgia Administrative Services (GAS) and at Georgia Casualty Insurance prior to joining the Conexión Training Team. She is fluent in Spanish. She and her husband Victor have two children and live in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Renee Song, Conexión Training Atlanta, Financial Administrator

Renee has a Masters in Business Administration and has previous experience working in Corporate America and Real Estate for 14 years. She and her husband Mark, who is a CPA, live with their two children in Suwanee, Georgia. She has been working with Conexion Training since 2011.