Meet the team
Introducing the Echo Team! We're a friendly group, and if you're in the area, let us know and you might have a chance to try Sid's famous cooking!
Kerry Areamkaew - Director
Kerry is originally from Adelaide, Australia. She came to Thailand for 10 weeks to volunteer teaching English in April 2008 and has stayed here ever since.
Before working with Echo, she taught in Government and Private schools, as well as language centers, and has taught all ages from 2 years old through to adults over 60 years old. She loves Thailand because of the food, weather and friendly people.
She has two sons, Arlo and Leon, who join in during the TEFL courses.
Sid Areamkaew - Director
Sid is the other half of the Areamkaew clan. He is originally from Phichit in Thailand, but has lived in many different places including a few islands. Before joining Echo, he was a beach performer, which involved him playing with and throwing fire. Kerry and Sid live in Bangkok with their sons Arlo and Leon. He loves Thailand because of the availability of food – he can go out and get cooked food easily and cheaply, unlike in Australia! He also loves Thailand’s beaches. His hobbies are (still) playing with fire, spending time with his family and cooking.
Interesting fact: Sid spent a whole year living on a boat, with only a few days on land every 2 weeks.
Nook - Visa and work permit support
Nook is from Bangkok, and has lived here her whole life. She is currently studying towards a Bachelor degree in Logistics, as well as working full time. Working and studying means she doesn't have a lot of free time, but she likes to go shopping and watch movies when she has the chance. She also has two sister, and enjoys spending time with her family.
Nook is very sweet, and is very organised, which helps the visa and work permit process run smoothly.
What she likes most about Thailand is the fact that you can travel to the beaches and mountains so easily and she really enjoys heading north to spend time in Chiang Mai.
Interesting fact: her favourite food is Thai fried rice!
Rach - Assistant to Directors
Rach is everyone's best friend, always smiling and making everyone laugh. She was born in Prachinburi, but moved to Bangkok to study, where she achieved a degree in Marketing. Rach has two children, a daughter, Yam and son, Naiporn, and lives in Bangkok with her husband. Rach coordinates with schools and teachers, and she loves introducing new teachers to Thailand and Thai culture.
Rach loves to travel through South East Asia. Rach also enjoys watching movies, learning English, but most of all she loves to exercise. She often wakes early to go for a run, and enjoys going to the outdoor aerobics that are held in many parks throughout Thailand. If you're in Bangkok, you're more than welcome to join her!
Rach is also well known for her love of taking selfies!!
Interesting Fact: Rach has 12 brothers and sisters! WOW!