Phil has been teaching English at ALPS for seven years, as well as teaching in Turkey and Lithuania. On his time off he likes to hike, ski, bike and spend time restoring a 100-year-old house. He also volunteers in Seattle Public Schools and does trail maintenance with Washington Trails Association. He likes teaching because it gives him the chance to help others.
After teaching in Spain, Vietnam, and Japan, Nicole is happy to be back home in Seattle. She has been at ALPS since 2019. Her favorite thing about teaching English is learning about her students’ lives and helping them gain confidence speaking English outside of the classroom. When Nicole is not teaching, she is probably hiking, kayaking or swimming.
Kevin is happy to be teaching at ALPS! He has been a university and college English teacher in Seattle for over twenty years. Being curious, sharing interests and talking about what's going on makes for great learning! Outside the classroom, Teacher Kevin / KO plays the trumpet as well as dance music with the Yaamba African Marimba ensemble. He also enjoys local pubs and coffee and tea cafes and likes to garden and hike in the great Northwest!
Kalie Adams grew up on a farm in Walla Walla, Washington, and made her way to Seattle in 2016 to teach English! She enjoys reading, houseplants, and the color yellow. One day, she hopes to own a pig that lives in the house.