Eve Marie Ruhlman has been working with helping people and teaching others since she was a little girl. She enjoys making foreign languages fun and finding entertaining ways to learn and remember words and phrases. One thing that people always say about Eve Marie Ruhlman is she is always smiling, walks with a bounce to her step and full of positive energy.
BACKGROUND Born in West Texas, Eve grew up in the Lone Star State during the school year and in Guadalajara, Mexico during the summer months. She found it so interesting the differences between both cultures. Some of the happiest memories are at her Grandfather's ranch outside Guadalajara riding horses and chasing nervous sheep or swimming at the family beach condo in Manzanillo, Mexico.
When she began High School, she decided to take the easy way out and take Spanish as the foreign language. She took the AP Spanish test as a freshman and scored a perfect 5. At that point, she pretty much has college credits for the language so would assist the teacher during the class period and help others with the language difficulties.
She graduated from Texas A&M University with a double major in International Studies and Spanish with a minor in Cultural Anthropology. During her time in college, she started a conversational Spanish group and would tutor other college students and assist them with their assignments for fun. She has always wanted to make learning another language fun, not a nightmare. While finishing her undergraduate, she got two internship; One with INKATERRA Sustainable Hotels in Peru (www.inkaterra.com) and BJ Services (www.bjservices.com) in Quito, Ecuador. It was her time in South America where she really fell in love with the cultures and diverse backgrounds.
After her undergraduate, she took a job teaching English at a Korean University for two years where she learned more structure and strategy with teaching English as a Second Language. During her time in Asia, she took a two month internship with Similan Diving Safaris ( www.similan-diving-safaris.com ) in Khaolak, Thailand where she help fellow scuba divers navigate through the Indian Ocean and got a great tan at the same time as well as learn about the Thai culture and language.
After her adventures in Asia, she came back to Texas and graduate with a Masters in Hospitality Management with a focus on event planning and rite of passage tourism. Afterwards, she worked at NASA Johnson Space Center as the Director of Catering at the Gilruth Conference Center, Downtown Aquarium as both as the restaurant event planner and a shark scuba diver! She worked several years as the Executive Director of Texas Dragon Boat Association, organizing Asian dragon boat festivals in the Houston area as well as year-round teams as well as the Consulate of Ghana under Honorary Consul General Jack Webb.
She has taught several languages and Hospitality courses at several college starting at Kookmin University in Seoul, South Korea as well as at the Conrad Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston in Texas.
She recently moved to the East Bay area and saw there was a need to help others with their language skills and decided to open FRESA Linguistics to help business owners expand their business opportunity in the Hispanic market, translate documents and website for businesses, as well as help individuals who are ready to learn another language on a one-to-one level.