Louis J. Marinelli is the founder and president of Yes California. He is a natural-born U.S. Citizen. He is currently living in Yekaterinburg, Russia working on contract as an English language teacher in a private language center. Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) has been his line of work for the past decade. As part of this work, Louis has met people from all over the world and has traveled back and forth between the United States and Russia, teaching at various language schools.
In his own words: "Teaching English as a Second Language has given me the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and to learn about and be exposed to their cultures. In that way, teaching has been just as much of a learning experience for me as it has been for my students. Meanwhile, living and working in a foreign country has given me the opportunity to see my country from outside the box that is the United States of America. All of this has been life-changing and eye-opening for me. I see the world in a completely different way today than I did ten years ago... and that's a good thing because I was pretty closed-minded ten years ago. I am glad to have had the chance to develop and grow as a person as a result of my work and international travel, and I value these unique and memorable life experiences."