Preston earned his MA in French studies from the University of Washington in 2016, and his BAs in French and business in 2013. He has spent significant time in Paris, Nantes, Romans-sur-Isère, and Amiens. Preston also works as a tour guide in the Seattle area.
Florence Bangue-Tandet, a French native from Lille, holds a bachelor’s degree in education sciences from the University of Toulouse II and a master’s degree in teaching English/French as a second language from Seattle Pacific University. She has been teaching at AFSeattle since 2010 and at Seattle Pacific University since 2011.
A long-time member and supporter of the Alliance Française de Seattle, Robert served on the board as treasurer and more recently president. After obtaining an MBA in International Business from Pace University in New York, he worked as a financial analyst and then financial director for GE Healthcare, Microsoft, and Amazon.
Jean-Claude comes from several generations of French winemakers. His family has cultivated wine on a small village south of Strasbourg on the eastern slopes of the Vosges mountains since the 1500′s. He has demonstrated expertise in the cultivation of various grape varieties in California and Washington. Winemaker at the Woodhouse Wine Estates, he recently started a new project born of experience and passion–Le Bec Fin by Chateau Beck.
Holder of a master’s in Engineering from ESIEE Paris and an MBA from Erasmus University, Netherlands, Olivier's professional experience includes various positions from head business development and marketing for Philips France to director of product strategy and marketing at Microsoft and Zipwhip. He is a founding member and the president of the Seattle chapter of Union des Français à l’étranger—a worldwide French-speaking expatriate nonprofit organization.