Scott Tayloe

Founder and Executive Director
Email: scott@iepabroad.org

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.

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

Ginny Garzón

Director of Operations
Email: ginny@iepabroad.org

Just a small town girl, Ginny grew up in rural Nebraska and has always had a passion for people.  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 outreach and 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, baking, reading, and being the official taste tester of her husband’s fine cuisine.

Areas of Expertise:
Office Reorganization
Team Building
Staff Coaching & Goal Setting
Recruiting, Hiring and On-boarding Services
Program Portfolio Analysis
Project Management

Ellie Koewler

Executive Campus Consultant
Email: ellie@iepabroad.org

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. In addition to her support of Ohio’s GO Global Office, 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.

Areas of Expertise:
Program Marketing
Faculty Led Program Feasibility & Management
Student Worker Training Program Development & Management
Student Advising
Recruiting, Hiring and On-boarding Services
Strategic Program Development
Program Portfolio Analysis
Project Management

Nicole Hughes

Executive Campus Consultant
Email: nicole@iepabroad.org

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.

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

Debra Regan

Senior Campus Consultant
Email: deb@iepabroad.org

Deb joined IEP in July 2016 and is happy to be advising students on studying away and working with faculty to plan and implement short-term courses involving international travel. Prior to joining IEP, she was the Director of the Global Education Office at PSU 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 of 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.

Kristina Escudero

Campus Consultant
Email: kristina@iepabroad.org

Kristina’s passion for travel and culture stemmed from her first study abroad experience in Valencia, Spain in the Spring of 2012. After spending 8 months studying and working as a Program Assistant for Florida State University’s study center in Valencia, she decided to make a permanent move to Spain in 2014 after graduating from FSU with her B.A. in International Affairs and Spanish. From there, she taught English for 2 years at a secondary school in Chinchón, Spain, while living in the city center of vibrant Madrid. She traveled to almost every region, city, and national park of Spain, including the Canary Islands, gaining an extensive appreciation of the diversity the country has to offer. Fluent in Spanish, she decided to challenge herself in a bilingual Masters program in Madrid, and in July 2017 she finished her graduate degree in International Relations, from the University Institute of European Studies at CEU San Pablo University. Kristina decided to conclude her 3 years of living abroad by returning to her hometown of Jacksonville, FL to be closer to family and friends. She started at IEP in October 2017, and is thankful she will begin to work in a field where she can help students convert 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!

Natasha Spradlin

Campus Consultant
Email: natasha@iepabroad.org

Natasha joined the IEP team in August of 2018 as the International Education Programs Advisor at the University of South Alabama. She graduated from USA in 2018 with a major in Political Science and two minors in Criminal Justice and International Studies. Natasha studied abroad twice during her undergraduate career, visiting a total of four countries: Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Poland and Ukraine. Upon return, Natasha interned for USA’s office of International Education as an Ambassador. Through this internship she shared her study abroad story with her peers and developed a passion for international education. Now she advises on all GE programs, and oversees the day to day responsibilities of the International Education Ambassadors. Natasha believes in the transformative power of study abroad and is thrilled to extend the opportunity to her fellow Jaguars at USA. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, thrift shopping and watching Parks and Rec.

Danielle Barr

Senior Campus Consultant
Email: danielle@iepabroad.org

Danielle joined the IEP team as the Director of International Education at the IEP office at St. Mary’s College of Maryland in March of 2018. She grew up a military dependent and lived all over the world where she picked up several languages, so when she started college at the University of Alabama, she challenging herself with a language like Arabic seemed like a no-brainer. After her freshman year, Danielle studied abroad in Meknes, Morocco and fell in love with North Africa and the following August transferred to the American University in Cairo. She stayed for a year and a half before returning and graduating from the University of Alabama. Danielle’s currently finishing up a Master’s of Science degree in Global Studies and International Relations with a focus on the Middle East and Global Student Mobility from Northeastern University. In her free time, she loves to watch Alabama football, write, run, and hang out with her husband and their two kids, Theory and Pax.

Melissa Golowski

Campus Consultant
Email: melissa@iepabroad.org

Melissa joined IEP in August of 2017 as the Study Abroad Advisor at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. As a recent graduate of McDaniel College in Maryland, Melissa received a Bachelor of Arts in History and International Relations, and a minor in French. Melissa had always dreamed of studying abroad, and that dream came true when she received the opportunity to spend a semester in Budapest, Hungary during Melissa’s junior year of college. During the semester, Melissa fell in love with Budapest, which is truly a hidden gem of Eastern Europe, and Melissa’s travels also took her to Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, France, and Poland. Upon her return, Melissa’s passion for studying abroad was increased, and she became a Study Abroad Peer Advisor at McDaniel College. In her role, Melissa was exposed to the world of International Education as she assisted in running the office of International Programs, advised students throughout the study abroad process, and promoted study abroad on campus. Melissa could not be more excited to serve as the Study Abroad Advisor at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and help send students anywhere in the world that they would like to travel. Melissa loves anything that’s sweet, and you can always find her dancing to a good beat!