Minnesota Staff

Holly Brooks

Bilingual Area Manager Minnesota Region

Holly is a seasoned teacher and educational administrator who spent almost a decade honing her skills and nurturing her love of learning in the world of early childhood education in the Twin Cities.  She is a fluent Spanish speaker and holds a degree in Spanish and Hispanic Studies from Earlham College in Richmond, IN, a school where her family has a rich history.  During her studies at Earlham, Holly spent a semester in Cuautla, Morelos, Mexico studying the Spanish language and Mexico’s rich history and culture as well as assisting in a classroom of kindergartners at Colegio Olimpus.  It was here that she developed a deep passion for discovery through language acquisition and a love of Mexican culture.  Holly’s experience coaching and nurturing teachers, combined with her knowledge of and passion for the Spanish Language led her to join the dynamic team at Futura Language Professionals as the Bilingual Area Manager for the Minnesota region.

Please contact Holly regarding Spanish programs or employment opportunities in Minnesota:
Telephone: (952) 261-4105
Email:  Holly@FuturaAdventures.com

Dessa Amble

Program Coordinator for Minnesota; Payroll Coordinator

Dessa began her career with Futura Language Professionals in 2011 as a Spanish Enrichment Teacher in various local Madison, Wisconsin area schools. After garnering teaching experience, she transitioned into the Bilingual Area Manager position for Madison where she managed a group of Futura Spanish instructors. During this time Dessa also assumed the role of Payroll Coordinator for both Wisconsin and Minnesota. She continues to excel in this position today. Dessa furthered her experience within the Futura organization as an integrated instructor at various parochial schools in the Milwaukee area and took on the role of Minnesota Program Coordinator, supporting our Minnesota location administratively. Dessa brings to Futura a deep interest in travel, culture and the outdoors. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. During her time at Whitewater Dessa also lived, traveled and studied in Valladolid, Spain. She also spent a month in Argentina assisting on a research project with the UWW Spanish department. She continues to travel around the world experiencing different cultures and lifestyles.

Please contact Dessa regarding Minnesota Program related questions or employee Payroll questions:
Telephone: 608-770-1677
Email:  Dessa@FuturaAdventures.com

Sandy O’Keefe

Program Coordinator for Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota

Sandy came to Futura Language Professionals in 2011 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of WI – Madison.  Her degree provided her with the knowledge that exposing children to ethnic and cultural experiences at an early age will allow them to become diversified and confident young individuals with an increased appreciation for life.  Upon graduation Sandy taught 4-year-old preschool at a learning center in Madison, where she designed and instructed lesson plans focused around specific themes.  She also assisted the center in becoming nationally accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  After Sandy moved back to her hometown near Milwaukee, she began an extensive 7-year career in marketing and administrative services.  In addition to serving as the liaison for our parents and schools in the Wisconsin and Minnesota regions, Sandy is an active mother of two elementary-aged children.  She believes that exposing children to early language learning is a bridge to another culture and a doorway to a larger world.

Please contact Sandy with any questions related to our Wisconsin programs:
Telephone: 262-719-9332
Email: SandyO@FuturaAdventures.com