Wisconsin Staff

Lindsey Stapel

President

In 2005 Lindsey began her career with Futura Language Professionals as a Wisconsin teacher, serving the Madison area schools for two years. While in college, Lindsey had the opportunity to live and study in Oaxaca, Mexico. In Mexico she cultivated an interest in teaching at Instituto Mckinly, a bilingual elementary school where Lindsey volunteered. This experience not only enhanced her language skills, but also inspired her love of the Mexican culture. It was there that she realized her desire to spread the goals of second language acquisition, primarily Spanish, in the United States. Lindsey graduated with Distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with degrees in Spanish and Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies. Lindsey has also traveled, volunteered, and studied at Escuela La Union, in Antigua, Guatemala. As a veteran Futura teacher, Lindsey continued to help grow the teaching staff and programs in Wisconsin and was a co-writer on the curriculum development team. In 2013 Lindsey was promoted to the leadership role as the Director for Futura working alongside the President to oversee management as well as coordinating company goals and strategies. As of September 2020, Lindsey took over ownership of Futura Language Professionals and is excited to continue promoting the company’s mission through quality Spanish education programs.

Please contact Lindsey regarding employment opportunities in the Milwaukee area:
Telephone: 414-793-9698
Email:  [email protected]

Seth Foust

Madison Area Bilingual Manager

Seth has worked with Futura Language Professionals since 2019 when he started with us in Madison as an after-school Spanish teacher. Currently, he has been brought back as our Madison Bilingual Area Manager! Seth is full of life and brings an energetic perspective to the table when recruiting and overseeing the teachers in his area. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with three degrees; a B.S. in Biology, Zoology, and most importantly, Spanish! Seth has worked with other Spanish Immersion programs and has also lived with a Spanish host family while studying abroad in Granada, Spain. Even while studying in Granada, Seth was able to connect with the community and volunteer at a local parish, la Parroquia de Jesús Obrero, where he helped local middle school students with their English-based homework. Everywhere in his travels, and now in his work with the Madison area, he believes that a deep connection to the community is what keeps the love for the Spanish language beating in our hearts and minds!

Please contact Seth regarding employment opportunities in the Madison area:
Telephone: 414-949-1210
Email:  [email protected]

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: [email protected]

Dessa Amble

Payroll Coordinator; Program Coordinator for Minnesota

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 payroll questions or Minnesota Program related questions:
Telephone: 608-770-1677
Email: [email protected]