Scott Tayloe

Founder and Executive Director

Areas of Expertise: Efficiency Analysis; Office Reorganization; Team Building; Staff Coaching; Strategic Planning; Recruiting, Hiring and On-boarding Services; Data Analysis; Program and Project Management

Meet Scott: A passionate entrepreneur, international educator and efficiency guru,  Scott is an education abroad consultant with over 15 years of experience.  Since IEP’s inception in 2004, he has worked with dozens of institutions and organizations to support their global goals.  Whether it’s developing a strategic plan, creating a cohesive team, or analyzing efficiency, Scott believes nothing is impossible with IEP. An alum of Jacksonville University, Scott is also a former NAFSA Trainer Corps Member, former NAFSA Regional State Representative, and a co-Author of a NAFSA publication on Short-Term Programming. In his free time, Scott enjoys relaxing with his kids at his local beach in Florida, cruising the Caribbean and flying as a recreational pilot.

Ginny Garzón

Director of Operations

Areas of Expertise: Office Reorganization; Team Building; Staff Coaching & Goal Setting; Hiring and On-boarding Services; Project Management

Meet Ginny: Just a small town girl, Ginny grew up in rural Nebraska and has always been a people person.  After falling in love with education abroad, Ginny joined IEP in 2006 upon graduating from Augustana University.  In her current role, she focuses on managing IEP consultants, client communication and supporting consultant projects. Building strong relationships with colleagues and clients and empowering them to achieve their goals totally floats her boat.  Outside of work she enjoys family time, reading, and being the official taste tester of her husband’s fine cuisine.

Ellie Koewler

Executive Consultant

Areas of Expertise: Student Advising; Hiring and On-boarding Services; Program Management & Marketing; Faculty Led Program Feasibility and Management; Strategic Program Development; Core Customer Analysis

Meet Ellie: Growing up, Ellie traveled the U.S. extensively with her family.  No surprise – she jumped at the chance to get abroad while studying at Ohio University. One life-changing semester later, the travel bug officially bit her and she’s been a part of the international education community ever since. Ellie became an IEPeep in 2015.  Her primary client is Ohio University where she works with the OHIO GO office to advise on faculty-led and provider programs. Ellie assists other IEP clients with their needs assessment projects and organizational goals. In her spare time, Ellie enjoys Pilates, sampling coffees and cookies from around the world, and reading…about Great Danes.

Nicole Hughes

Executive Consultant

Areas of Expertise: Data Analysis; CRM Implementation; Student Advising; Strategic Program Development; Program Portfolio Analysis

Meet Nicole: Nicole came to team IEP in 2015 from Nebraska.  (Yes, people actually live there!) An alum of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, her study and work abroad experience gave her an understanding of the importance of international, cross-cultural experiences.  Nicole’s primary client is The University of Alabama in Huntsville where she directs the study abroad office. As IEP’s resident data wizard, Nicole supports IEP consultants, clients and projects with simple and effective tools for data analysis and lead management.  In her free time Nicole enjoys photography, rock climbing and being anywhere that does not require a winter coat.

Aurora Margarita-Goldkamp

Senior Campus Consultant

Areas of Expertise: Education Abroad Office Management; Recruitment; Student Advising; Program Management & Marketing

Meet Aurora: Aurora joined IEP in 2019 as a Senior Campus Consultant.  An alum of Wesleyan University and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Aurora directs the Office of International Education at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.   In addition to her delicious baked goods, Aurora brings an array of international experience and skills to clients and colleagues. Her previous roles within Institutional Relations and Student Services allow her to understand the unique needs that both universities and students have within international education.  In her free time, Aurora loves to garden, spin yarn (insert Sleeping Beauty joke here), and entertain at her family-run B&B on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Kristina Escudero

Campus Consultant

Areas of Expertise: Student Advising; Program and Campus Marketing

Meet Kristina: A self proclaimed lover of all things Spanish (including her husband) and proud Florida State alum, Kristina joined Team IEP in 2017 after 3 years of living and working in Spain.  Wishing to be closer to family and friends, Kristina returned to her hometown of Jacksonville, Florida and is based on campus at Jacksonville University. Kristina supports her client by coordinating education abroad initiatives, advising students and managing the education abroad office. She is thankful to work in a field where she can help students make their study abroad dreams into reality, just as she did. She constantly dreams of a good café con leche, jamón ibérico, a Valencia sunset and the next adventure!

Melissa Golowski

Campus Consultant

Areas of Expertise: Student Advising; Program and Campus Marketing

Meet Melissa: Melissa joined IEP in August of 2017.   A recent graduate of McDaniel College, Melissa’s study abroad journey took her to Budapest and all over Eastern Europe. Melissa is based at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and supports her client  as the primary study abroad advisor. Student advising is her jam and she loves encouraging students in their journey to discover more about our amazing world. An unassuming Zumba instructor, lover of iced coffee and the Beanery, Melissa is also one of the nicest people you will ever meet…seriously.

Ian Lim-Bonner

Campus Consultant

Areas of Expertise: Student Advising; Program and Campus Marketing

Meet Ian: A native Ohioan, Ian is a recent transplant to New Hampshire.  As an IEP Campus Consultant, Ian works within the Global Engagement Office at Plymouth State University. Equipped with his M.Ed in International Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago, Ian focuses on student recruitment and advising.  His experience in education abroad includes working as the GA at Wesleyan University; living and working in New Zealand; and studying abroad three times. Outside of higher education, Ian’s passions include photography, entomology, and sustainable agriculture. (One word – aquaponics.)

Danielle Barr

Consultant - CRM Implementations

Areas of Expertise: CRM Implementation; Project Management

Meet Danielle: Danielle joined the IEP team in March of 2018. Growing up as a military dependent, Danielle lived all over the world and just so happened to pick up several languages, as you do. Challenging herself with a language like Arabic seemed like a no-brainer, and led her to study in Morocco and Egypt, before wrapping up her studies at the University of Alabama.  Danielle supports IEP consultant projects focusing on CRM management and implementation. She also relies heavily on her experience and skills from her days at St. Mary’s College of Maryland where she previously served as the Director of the Office of International Education. In her free time, she loves to watch Alabama football (Roll Tide!), write, run and hang out with her husband and kiddos.

Deb Regan

Consultant - International Student Services

Areas of Expertise: International Student Services

Meet Deb: Deb joined IEP in July 2016 and is always looking to come out of retirement to work on short-term projects. Prior to joining IEP, she was the Director of the Global Engagement Office at Plymouth State University where she managed both study away and international student and scholar services. For many years, she also oversaw career services and internship programs at PSU. Deb has traveled to many countries during her 25 years in the field of international education including most of Europe, New Zealand, China, Japan, Argentina, Chile, Cuba, and Russia. She has a Masters in Counseling.