As educators and professionals, we have a passion for words and for learning.
Founded in 2013, Global Vocabulary LLC has developed iPhone and iPad apps designed to prepare individuals for standardized admission tests to colleges, conservatories, and graduate schools. The learning method features multi-sensory vocabulary acquisition and contextual vocabulary techniques [patented], which combine visual, audio, and kinesthetic learning modalities to maximize learning and retention.
The audio “voice” of Global Vocabulary LLC, Bob Hinkle is a Navy veteran who served on the USS Beale. Active in the Northern Ohio Antique Tractor Association, Bob took First Place in the 2017 Medina County Tractor Pull.
Peter Beurmann, a graduate of Cleveland State University’s Dramatic Arts program, is a freelance video producer, editor and writer in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a QTV team member for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Cleveland Monsters, and also works with Tribe TV for the Cleveland Indians. Peter has received several Telly Awards for his work as Production Manager and Digital Video Specialist at Case Western Reserve University. His hobbies include training in martial arts, graphic novel writing, soundtrack production and screenplay development. He lives with his two cats Buddy and Solomon and is an active team member of Global Vocabulary.
The Mad Hatter aka Johnny Kay has been entertaining at parties for more than 40 years. He can be “heard” on 98.6 WYSE in Global Vocabulary’s e-books Top Ten and Countdown and seen at Slim and Chubby’s Classic Car Show in Berea, OH.
An accomplished pianist and musician as well as a professional music coach, Robyn N. Lanier earned degrees in Music in Composition (Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory) and Music Performance (University of Akron School of Music). She served as a music director for the Holland-American/Carnival Corporation Cruise Line where she worked with a variety of singers and instrumentalists before joining Global Vocabulary. In addition to performing as principal soloist in the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria and Case Western Reserve’s Requiem Mass, she taught English-as-a-Second Language in Hunan Province, China.
Ed is an Illustrator who graduated from Cuyahoga Community College. He enjoys reading, drawing and painting in his spare time. He lives and works in Akron, Ohio.
Joy Milchak is a versatile artist with a passion for illustration. Adept at drawing characters at a young age, she continues to refine her craft with innovative techniques like creating cut out images that she places in intriguing settings.
MaryBeth Milchak, videographer, has a unique perspective through her lens. She adroitly uses light and shadow to create memorable images. SMILE!
An experienced developer, Muhammad Rafay’s expertise includes both iOS and Android Solutions. He has worked on a variety of hybrid solutions, including React Native and Nativescript. He holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science with a concentration on Data Studies (DePaul University Chicago). Beyond developing mobile solutions, Muhammad enjoys hiking, sci-fi movies, and books on history.