About Us

MultiLingual magazine

The magazine MultiLingual (ISSN 1523-0309) originated as a buyer’s guide in 1987 and is distributed in print and digital format six times a year to 40,000 readers in 109 countries. It covers topics ranging from technical internationalization to project management to language histories in industries as varied as medical devices and games. It contains reviews of new products and books and gives you the latest news and opinions.

Digital versions of the magazine dating from 2006 onward are available online for subscribers.

MultiLingual News

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Our Location

The MultiLingual Media corporate office is located in North Idaho in the Selkirk Mountains. We’re in the small town of Sandpoint on Lake Pend Oreille, 11 miles from Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Sandpoint is one of those places that’s easy to fall in love with and encourages people to move to the Idaho panhandle. Our offices are on the second floor of two turn-of-the-century (last century) buildings with brick walls and lots of skylights.

Our Team

Marjolein Groot Nibbelink

Marjolein Groot Nibbelink
CEO, Advertising Director

Marjolein holds a degree in Communication from the University of Rotterdam and has long had an affinity for creative writing, photography and language. She realized early on that the Netherlands was too small for her and after traveling to 30+ countries over the span of 10 years she moved to the United States in 2014. When she lets her heir down, you can find her on her racing bike or camping in the wilderness.

Katie Botkin
Editor-in-Chief, Publisher

Katie has been working as the managing editor of MultiLingual since March 2008. She has bachelor’s degrees in French and journalism as well as a master’s degree in English with an emphasis on linguistics. She has taught English on three continents. In her spare time Katie enjoys rock climbing, snowboarding and a variety of other outdoor activities, and writes for travel and adventure publications. Her personal blog, Culture, Adventure, Stillness, is found at kbotkin.com.

Renato Beninatto
Сhairman of the Board

Renato brings decades of experience everywhere he goes. With extensive experience in international consulting, market research, sales and marketing, Renato provides the strategic direction that helps Multilingual better serve clients worldwide.

Tucker Johnson
Board Director

Tucker takes Renato’s crazy ideas and puts them into action. Specialized in vendor side operations, global team management, large program outsourcing, and supply chain governance, Tucker is happy to share his operational experience with Multilingual partners.

Kristen Glant
Chief Financial Officer

Kristen comes to us with a background in finance and accounting. She began her career in public accounting, logging many hours performing audits and taxes. Next step was a stint in the software accounting consulting industry where she specialized in training and setting up financial reporting software for small and mid-size companies in the Pacific Northwest. Her two sons attended the French American School of Puget Sound (FASPS) and it was there through a mutual FASPS friend that Kristen and Renato’s paths crossed. While at FASPS, Kristen served on the Board of Trustees and many committees including Finance, Capital Campaign, Annual Fund and Engagement and Philanthropy.

Nika Allahverdi
Chief Marketing Officer

A lifelong language enthusiast, Nika is passionate about marketing, research, and the language services industry. She holds a master’s degree in Translation and Localization Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and a dual bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, where she studied French, Spanish, and linguistics. Always learning, Nika has also studied language methodology through Stanford University. She brings her extensive knowledge as a linguist, researcher, and writer focusing on all of these areas of expertise.

Evelyn Najarian

Evelyn Najarian
Marketing Coordinator

Evy is inspired by how learning languages opens doors to new cultures, perspectives and people. She holds a dual degree in French and Linguistics from UC Berkeley, and spent last year in Bordeaux, France teaching English in elementary schools. As our world becomes increasingly connected remotely, Evy is eager to explore what the Language Services Industry has to offer. In her spare time, she enjoys playing piano, film photography and going to the beach.

Aleksey Schipack
Chief Information Officer

With over ten years of web development experience, Aleksey is Multilingual resident technical whiz. He’s there to support our team with every (un)imaginable request, helping to push the envelope on data visualization and processing. Oh, he knows a thing or two about localization too.

Nicole Arrington
Prospecting Manager

Nicole comes to us with six years of customer service experience. She’s an enthusiastic individual who’s able to offer unique and innovative solutions to each problem. Her strong command for company customer service policies and well-trained product knowledge is an integral key to what Multilingual is all about. Nicole is dedicated to offering quick and accurate assistance to our customers.

Oscar Betancourt
Video Editor

Oscar is a content creator and video editor with seven years experience. He started his career as a live audio technician at an early age and pursued it for more than a decade. His passion for technology and spectacle got him into photography and later on into video production. Nowadays he enjoys long sessions behind the editing desk, and being a consultant for the various and entertaining projects at MultiLingualTV.

Oscar Betancourt