Nolan Tomboulian has been a Team Leader with TheEdgeInstitute.org (TEEI.org) since 1997 conducting cultural and educational exchange programs between China and the United States. He is a licensed North Carolina middle school teacher for Math, Business Education, and Technology. After graduating from New Mexico State, Nolan was the MIS Director and Technology instructor at Carteret Community College. He earned his MBA from Wake Forest University and had a 17 year management career with First Union National Bank in Information Technology, training, support, systems development and corporate reporting. After leaving the bank, he resumed his first love of teaching and obtained a Master’s In Education Degree. He currently works at a small private school and is an adjunct technology instructor for local community college. He is MOS certified in WORD, EXCEL and PowerPoint. Married in 1983 to his wife, Jodi, they were foster parents to 5 children and have 8 grandchildren. Nolan was born in NY, spent his teenage years in New Mexico, lived a short time in California and has called North Carolina his home since 1981. Nolan was awarded the First Union Excellence in Education Award for his contribution and service to chess, reading, and Junior Achievement programs in the Charlotte, NC schools. In addition, Nolan has served as a coach, regional and state judge for Odyssey-of-the-Mind. He currently lives in the Historic Riverside neighborhood of New Bern, NC. His personal website is: www.Tomboulian.info.