Billy Parker - Founder
Kentucky raised, Billy has been in education for thirteen years as a History teacher and teacher trainer. His passion for social studies carried over into numerous trips abroad, finally making the decision with his wife to teach abroad permanently. Since 2010, he and his wife traveled around the world working and teaching in Cambodia, Aruba, Morocco and now in Guatemala. From their experiences in international education, Lessons From Travel was born. Billy’s primary objective is to help teachers have an international adventure to call their own and bring that back into their classrooms.
- 14 year educator
- BA History - University of Kentucky
- MAT - Marshall University
- TESOL certified
- 35 countries traveled
- Scuba certified
- Eagle Scout
- Extra-Curriculars: Soccer Coach, Student Government, Mock Trial, National History Day, Global Nomads Group, Kentucky History Educator Conference - Speaker
- Interests: Travel, history, current events, scuba, skiing/snowboarding, reading, Kentucky basketball, bourbon, a quality rocking chair
Amber Parker - Business Manager
Amber, also Kentucky raised, always had a part of her that wanted to see and do more. She packed up her car and moved to Texas in 2003. It was here she began to travel, and realize a career in finance was not going to cut it. Soon after meeting Billy in 2009, it was evident she had found her traveling partner in crime. Teaching and traveling for 6 years changed her for the better in indescribable ways. Amber is the marketing/business brain of the operation and can't wait to work with all of you amazing humans who share her love of life and curiosity of other cultures!
Wait...wait. one more thing!
If their story of packing up and traveling abroad intrigues you, they released a three issue digital mag that centers around life as an expat (free!). It’s a peek into their start as expats as well as from others they met while traveling. Each issue has personal stories, stunning pictures, advice, and inspiration from around the world!