Tiller Language Services’ interpreters and translators are among the best in the business – bringing professionalism and excellence to all language projects. Members of our team boast both advanced academic training and years of professional experience.
For every assignment, we carefully match interpreters and translators with projects suited to their areas of expertise — ensuring that your communications remain true to their original message, regardless of the target language or dialect.
Below is a sample of just a few of our highly qualified interpreters and translators:


Languages spoken:

Mexican Spanish, English

A lawyer, professor, and freelance translator/interpreter, Alejos is a graduate from the MA in Translation and Interpretation at California’s Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS). Born in Merida, Mexico, he worked 8 years for the legal department of the State of Yucatan, has taught at universities like the Peninsular Center for Humanities and Social Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and also has 10 years of experience as a music festival organizer and record label owner.


Languages spoken:

Arabic, French, English, Italian

Kamal Annabi has more than three decades of extensive and diverse language experience including projects with the United Nations and its affiliated organizations, as well as the International Olympic Committee, multiple Olympic and Paralympic Games, several international sports federations, the International Red Cross and other global relief organizations, and the World Economic Forum. Beyond his work as an active interpreter, Kamal has taught interpretation and has served as a language services consultant and chief interpreter, overseeing hundreds of interpreters supporting dozens of languages for multiple international programs. In addition, he has provided language program consulting, operations, and management for the governments of Tunisia, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.


Languages spoken:

English, Mandarin Chinese

Laura holds a Master of Arts in Chinese/English Translation and Interpretation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies (1995), where she has been a full-time faculty member since 2000. She worked as in in-house translator, interpreter, and legal assistant for the Beijing Office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom in 1997 and 1998, and has maintained a full roster of public and private freelance clients since that time in the fields of law, medicine, computers, online technologies, mobile internet, venture capital, new energy, biology, human rights, and education.


Languages spoken:

Spanish, English, French, Italian, Catalan

Leire Carbonell-Agüero is an Assistant Professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Leire brings with her over a decade of conference interpretation experience and has worked for a wide range of clients including major technology companies in Silicon Valley, public organizations, and private corporations. Her fields of specialization include business, law, political and diplomatic discourse, and information technology. Leire holds a Bachelor of Arts in Translation and Interpretation from the University of Alicante in Spain and a Master of Arts in Conference Interpretation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She is an active member of the American Association of Language Specialists (TAALS) and of the American Translators Association (ATA).


Languages spoken:

English, Bahasa Indonesia

A resident of Jakarta, Indonesia, Tiya Diran has served as press officer to two First Ladies of the Republic of Indonesia, as well as a television reporter and newscaster, and a master of ceremonies for various domestic and international events. She has been honored to interpret for world leaders, including President and Michelle Obama, HE Kofi Annan, and HRH The Prince of Wales. In addition, her professional interpretation engagements span events at the World Bank, World Economic Forum East Asia, and multiple gatherings of world leaders, including G20 and G8 summits. Tiya’s impressive resume also includes substantial work in the private sector.


Languages spoken:

English, German

Andrea holds a Master of Arts in Translation and Interpretation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Her work includes assignments with the U.S. Department of State, the German Parliament, several major German car manufacturers, as well as numerous other international clients. She has also worked on the interpretation team for four Olympic Games. Andrea has been teaching translation and interpretation at the Monterey Institute of International Studies since 1994 and has been the Head of the German translation and interpretation program since 2010. She is a member of AIIC.

Ledeur Kraus

Languages spoken:

French, English, Spanish, Portuguese

Pascale Ledeur Kraus brings more than three decades of translation, conference interpretation, voice-over, narration, and announcing experience to Tiller Language Services clients. Her work includes assignments with the United States Department of State, the Organization of American States, the International Olympic Committee, the World Bank, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and the Pan-American Health Organization, as well as Sprint, AOL, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations, the World Food Program, the World Health Organization and myriad other official agencies and clients. Pascale received the Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite (Knight of the Order of Merit of the French Republic) award. She holds an MBA in international business and strategic planning from The George Washington University, a degree in Conference interpretation and translation from ISIT in Paris and a Master of arts in conference interpretation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Doan Duc

Languages spoken:

Vietnamese, English

A resident of Hanoi, Vietnam, Doan Duc Luu brings more than three decades of interpretation experience to Tiller Language Services clients. He specializes in interpreting pharmaceutical, financial and economic content and has interpreted for multiple World Economic Forums, the Sustainable Urban Development Forum and the APEC Japan 2010 Ministerial Meeting on Food Security. Doan holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hanoi Foreign Languages University and a Master of Arts in Population & Social Research from Mahidol University, Bangkok. He is also an active member of AIIC.


Languages spoken:

French, English, Spanish

Mélissa worked as an in-house translator and project manager for ATHOC (Athens 2004 Organizing Committee, Greece), Compuware (France) and Sony (United Kingdom) before launching her freelance career in 2009. Now based in Toronto, Canada, she is a Certified Translator and member of ATIO (Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario) since 2012. She collaborates with various clients, mostly public administration and non-profit organizations, with a focus on public health, environmental sciences, new technologies, education and corporate communications. Mélissa holds a bachelor of arts degree in English literature and civilization, and is a graduate from both ISIT and ILTS, two renowned higher-education institutions offering master’s level translation and terminology programs.

Alexandre Ponomarev

Languages spoken:

Russian, English, French, Danish

Alexandre Ponomarev earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Translation and Interpretation from the Moscow State Linguistic University, and went on to obtain his Master of Arts in Conference Interpretation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. For nearly twenty years, Alexandre has worked as a conference interpreter and translator for a broad range of high-profile events such as the G8, G20, and the World Economic Forum in Davos. He has also interpreted four different iterations of the Olympic Games and his extensive list of clients includes the IOC, UEFA, FIFA, and NATO. During 2009 and 2011, Alexandre taught interpretation at the L’École de Traduction et d’Interprétation (ETI), University of Geneva.

Riera Velasco

Languages spoken:

Catalan, Spanish, English, German

Maria Riera is a conference interpreter and translator based in Barcelona. She holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Barcelona, a BA in Translation from the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) and an MA in Conference Interpretation from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (California). She has translated and interpreted for government institutions and for the Catalan President, international organizations (including several United Nations agencies), art institutions (like the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art), philanthropic organizations (such as Engineers without Borders or the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), private corporations and book publishers.


Languages spoken:

English, Japanese, French

Toshinobu Sasada specializes in translation and voice-over of business, financial, and technology-related content. Toshinobu’s work includes support of Air France, KLM, the Government of Ontario, Volvo Japan, Visa, Microsoft, Google, Oracle, and McAfee. His portfolio includes translation not only of written content and graphical user interfaces, but also localization of content, software, and tools, and management of translation teams. Toshinobu holds a bachelor of arts in English from Seinan Gakuin University in Fukuoka, Japan, and a master of translation in English-Japanese from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.


Languages spoken:

Bahasa Indonesia, English

Johannes Tan has translated a broad spectrum of documents including environmental impact analyses, patent applications, and clinical protocols. His work includes assignments with the U.S. Department of State, World Bank, IMF and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Johannes is an ATA Peer-reviewed Active Member. He has been honored to perform simultaneous and consecutive interpretation for U.S. Presidents Barack Obama and George Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, and Prime Minister Gordon Brown from the United Kingdom. In addition he has interpreted at numerous multilateral events such as the G20, APEC and Nuclear Security Summits.


Languages spoken:

Portuguese, English, French, Spanish

A resident of Washington, DC, and Charlotte, NC, John Typrin was born and completed his undergraduate education in Brazil. His language-services experience spans translation and interpretation as well as print and radio journalism. John’s global portfolio includes work with domestic and international organizations, including the U.S. Departments of State, Defense, and Justice, as well as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, G20 and G8 summits, World Economic Forum Latin America, and the Beijing Olympic Games. His extensive resume also includes myriad assignments throughout Africa and with numerous private sector organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, stock exchanges, and international banks.

Shelly (Zhe)

Languages spoken:

Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, English

Shelly (Zhe) Wang is a conference interpreter and translator based in Seattle, WA. She holds a Master of Arts in Conference Interpreting from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. A native Mandarin speaker, Shelly has been the interpreter for the Secretary General of the United Nations during his visit to Monterey and the Chief Interpreter for TEDx Monterey. She works regularly with prestigious institutions such as the Carter Center, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the China Development Bank, Harvard University, Yale University, and Stanford University.


Languages spoken:

English, French, German

Bill is a recognized leader in the global language-services community. He holds a master of arts in conference interpretation from the University of Geneva/Switzerland, and has served as the chief interpreter for eight Olympic Games. His significant, global client roster includes multiple G7 and G8 Summits, as well as the United Nations. Bill was the Dean of the Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation at the Monterey Institute for International Studies for 14 years, and a consultant with numerous graduate schools of Translation and Interpretation in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the U.S. Bill has trained interpreters for 50 years and is the author of The Training of Translators and Conference Interpreters.

Yichi (Luna)

Languages spoken:

Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, English

Luna Zhang holds a Master of Arts in Conference interpreting from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a bachelor of Arts in Translation from Hong Kong Baptist University. Freelancing in Beijing, she is a contract interpreter for the Canadian Embassy, the British Embassy to China and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and works regularly with prestigious institutions and Fortune 500 companies such as Peking University, CBBC, Blizzard, Pfizer and Baidu.