Graduate Student | PhD Candidate
I currently teach "Developing Business in China" at UVU and I am completing a Ph.D. in GSS (Cultural Anthropology) at FIU focusing on Corporate Cultures in Chinese MNCs in China and Thailand. I am an owner and manager of SRI - assisting and advising companies with their international operations in China and Thailand since 2002. I also teach and consult for PER, and I speak Thai and Mandarin. I have lived, worked, and studied in Thailand, Taiwan, and China for most of the last 30 years.
I have managed millions of dollars of projects in hundreds of product categories across 10 Asian countries for clients from 12 different countries in Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and the US.
I have presented for Global Sources’ New Buyer Training seminars in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Dubai. I have also spoken for GSL's China Sourcing Fairs in Xi'an and Guangzhou, Global Sources’ Supplier Education program in Shenzhen and China Business Webinars online.
I have been published in Culture, Health and Sexuality Journal, Euro Biz magazine, Right Sight Asia, Garden International, and multiple other trade publications and on numerous online sites online including the China Economic Review, the New Zealand government’s international trade information website, and China Success Stories.
I have been interviewed by the BBC, CBS 60 Minutes, The AP, the CBS Evening News, the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council, and by NPR on China-related issues. My blog postings have been featured on the WSJ China blog “best of” lists and my blog was voted one of the "10 Best China Business Blogs of the Decade" (2000-2010). I am a founding member of the China Sourcing Information Center and was the lead editor of China Sourcer magazine for the first year of its publication.
I have a Master's Degree in Asian Studies focusing on middle-class religious practices in Bangkok, and a Master’s Degree in Southeast Asian Cultural Anthropology focusing on Thai Corporate Cultures and a BA in International Relations and East Asian History.