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 currently a North Carolina certified teacher for Business Education and Technology for grades 6-12. 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 career with First Union National Bank as a Project Leader in Information Technology, training, support, systems development and corporate reporting. After leaving the bank, he resumed his first love of teaching and is now an adjunct technology instructor for local community colleges and a substitute teacher for private and public schools. He is MOS certified in WORD, EXCEL and PowerPoint. Married in 1983 to his wife, Jodi, they have been foster parents to 8 children and now claim 5 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 the Charlotte, NC schools chess, reading, and Junior Achievement programs. He has used his knowledge and love of teaching to promote scholastic chess and has been a coach, Tournament Director, and president of the NC State Chess Association. In addition, Nolan has served as a coach, regional and state judge for Odyssey-of-the-Mind. Nolan’s other interests are: travel, reading, cooking, poetry, helping others, sharing about China and the restoration of their home and Jodi’s art studio (XplorStudios.com) in the Historic Riverside neighborhood of New Bern, NC.
His personal website is: www.Tomboulian.info.