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Mike Manchester

Service Learning Coordinator, Host Family Coordinator, Co-Founder


Born in Denver, USA Mike is originally from Denver, Colorado.  He attended Lewis and Clark College, earning a B.A. in Communications. He is a founding partner of Nove Culturae Ventures, LLC and has been collaborating with SIS since its beginning in 2004 and has lived in Siena since 2002. Currently Mike is the Service-Learning Coordinator and the main coordinator for all homestays for students on the program.  He has experience as a translator for the AC Siena professional soccer team and as an English language teacher for children ranging from kindergarten through high school. In his free time Mike enjoys cooking, brewing beer, basketball and anything and everything about the outdoors and mountains.  You can read Mike’s personal blog at: