BenThere S2 E9: TCK, Global Citizen, International Admissions Director, Educator & Facilitator, Metta Dael.

Metta Dael

Metta Dael currently serves as the Director of International Admission at Northfield Mount Hermon, a boarding school in Massachusetts. She returned to her alma mater after serving as the Director of Education programs at the Women’s Housing and Economic Development in the Bronx, NY. She spent most of her life in South East Asia – Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong before moving back to the United States. Her former jobs have included working in the NY theater scene, a production assistant in a number of movies, an extra on MTV Jams, research for Nickelodeon children’s shows, and a teacher. Metta has facilitated admissions and cultural competency workshops in fifteen countries. Ms. Dael holds a Master’s degree in Multicultural Education from New York University’s Gallatin School and is a graduate of Columbia University’s Executive Education Program in Not-for-Profit Management. She has turned her TCK upbringing into a real job which allows her to travel and meet prospective students from around the world.   

Watch as we chat about international living, the concept of home, being a Third Culture Kid, identity, travel, international schools, acclimation, professional careers, family, and much more!  

Metta can be reached at the following: 



#tck #thirdculturekid #globalnomad #globalcitizen #travel #HKIS #HongKong #philippenes #singapore #identity #thailand #indonesia #usa #teachers #educators #admissionsdirector #family #northfieldmountharmon #randomrunins #Shanghai #southeastasia #parenthood #accidentalprivilege 

S2 E9, Metta Dael

BenThere S2 E8: TCK, Military Brat, Humanitarian, Historian, Traveler & Renaissance Man, Barry Barnes.

Barry Barnes

Barry Barnes grew up both a Third Culture Kid (TCK) and Military Brat (MB) living predominantly on military bases in both the United States and the Philippines. Having lived in 41 houses by the time he was 19 years old, Barry is indeed a global citizen with a true understanding of people and culture. Professionally, Barry spent time as a behaviorist, high tech executive, entrepreneur, software industry spokesman, author and corporate consultant.

Currently living in Reno, NV, with his wife, Liz, retirement hasn’t slowed Barry down at all as he continues to travel the world, is a writer, and artist, a humanitarian, a classic car restorer, a woodworker, do-it-yourselfer, a carpenter, a collector, a volunteer, a lifetime learner, an observer and commentator, a wisdom collector and so much more!  A true historian and Renaissance Man, Barry’s story is both unique and fantastic! 

Watch as we discuss Barry’s early years, family life, growing up on military bases, living outside of the United States, travel, cultures, writing, beliefs, careers, humanitarian work, hobbies, “retirement life”, lifetime learning, art work, and much more!  

Barry can be reached at:  


S2 E8, Barry Barnes

BenThere S2 E7: Firefighter, Husband, Father, World Traveler & Story Teller, Chad Camp.

Chad Camp

Chad Camp has worked in the EMS field for over twenty years in both Utah and Nevada while holding positions within Vivint Arena, Gold Cross Ambulance and New York, New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. He is currently a Firefighter-EMT, Sr. Engineer and Swift Water Technician for the Salt Lake City Fire Department. A world traveler, master story teller, and self-proclaimed international entertainer known for his impressive karaoke ballads and dance skills, Chad also has a passion for baseball and is a huge Disney fanatic.

Chad and his wife Melissa reside in South Jordan, Utah, and are proud parents to six children ranging in age from 11-22 years old.

Watch as we talk about life, family, travel, firefighting, sports, fatherhood, dream jobs, friendship, getting older, bucket lists, and much more!

Chad can be reached at the following:




S2 E7 Chad Camp

BenThere S2 E6: TCK, International Speaker, Author, Podcaster, and Comedian, Christopher O’Shaughnessy.

Chris O’Shaughnessy

Christopher O’Shaughnessy is a passionate and versatile speaker, comedian, and author who uses a unique blend of story-telling, humor, and provocative insight to engage a wide array of people on topics ranging from Third Culture Kids and the effects of globalization to building community and increasing empathy.  

Chris’ book, Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures In-Between, has received high praise from students, teachers, and other experts in the TCK and international community as a resource that is both enjoyable to read at a student level, and able to instill truths, insights and skills essential to navigating life successfully as a TCK. It has also been used in teaching cross-cultural skills and instilling global awareness in a variety of disciplines at the college level and for businesses.  

Christopher can be reached at: 




Podcast: Diesel & Clooney Unpack The World

Listen in as we chat life, third culture and cross culture differences, travel, international living, globalization, empathy, friendships, speaking, writing, comedy, and much more! My apologies for the visual issues, as the sun wasn’t playing nice!

Chris O’Shaughnessy

 #tck​ #thirdculture​ #crossculture​ #globalnomad​ #globalization​ #travel​ #internationalcommunity​ #storiestotell​ #lostintranslation​ #speaker​ #comedian​ #author​ #storytelling​ #arrivalsdeparturesandadventuresinbetween​ #accents​ #friendships​ #empathy​ #benthere

BenThere S2 E5: TCK, Entrepreneur, Husband & Father, Warren Parker.

Warren Parker

Warren Parker was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, before being uprooted to Taipei, Taiwan for his primary years. He relocated to Australia, living in Geelong and then Melbourne, where he now lives with his wife and two children.

Warren has worn many hats in professional life, with stops in hospitality, finance, and real estate before giving into his entrepreneurial side after a few side gigs lit that fire. Every stage of his life has been an opportunity to learn, though many of the lessons were not obvious until later years.

Warren has progressively taken a more active role in wider family investments which saw an new opportunity present itself in the nutrition space. Getting hands on with the investment, he has worked with his current company from its infancy assisting in setting up and streamlining systems as well as setting up the framework for Australian distribution and soon to be New Zealand.

Watch/listen in as we talk global living, concept of home, pros and cons of growing up internationally, international schools, family, grief, travel, entrepreneurship, and much more! Don’t forget to subscribe!

Warren can be reached at the following:



#tck#globalnomad#southafrica#taiwan#Taipeiamericanschool#australia#family#chosenfamily#travel​ #grief #geelong#melbourne#entrepreneur#benthere

Warren Parker

BenThere S2 E4: Global Baseball Ambassador, Former Team USA Coach & President/CEO of Caliendo Sports International, Peter Caliendo.

Peter Caliendo

A lifetime student and coach of the game of baseball, Peter Caliendo has been involved in the sport for almost forty years. Host of the Podcast “Baseball Outside the Box” and President/Owner of Caliendo Sports International in which he takes teams around the world for sports and cultural experiences, Peter is truly a global ambassador of the game.

Peter Caliendo’s other career highlights include:

* VP of ISG Baseball, seminars for coaches worldwide.

* Currently a member of the World Baseball/Softball and Confederation of Pan American Baseball Technical Committee.

* Former USA Baseball National Team Coach and Regional Director.

* Former Coach, Director Baseball Operations for Independent Professional Teams.

* Guest speaker/instructor for coaches in over 40 countries. * Developed 5 instructional videos for volunteer coaches.

* Author of Youth Baseball Drills.

Watch/listen in as we talk baseball, coaching beliefs, coaching USA Baseball, advice for younger players, advice for parents of players, cultural differences in the game, travel, and much more!

Peter can be reached via social media at:


Instagram: caliendo.peter

Twitter: @PeteCaliendo


*The audio version of this episode is available on the BenThere Podcast (available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, and wherever you podcast!

Peter Caliendo.

BenThere S2 E3: TCK, Physician, Assistant Professor & Podcast Host, Dr. Gillian Beauchamp.

Dr. Gillian Beauchamp

Gillian Beauchamp, MD, was born in Tokyo. She has also lived in Taipei, Hong Kong, Dubai, Edinburgh, Dublin, and in several US cities. She danced professionally with Dance Alloy, LabCo, and Dance Theatre of Ireland between 1992 and 2003. She has trained as an emergency medical technician and is a nationally certified yoga instructor, and is a physician board certified in emergency medicine, medical toxicology, and addiction medicine. She is currently a member of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship and Emergency Medicine Residency faculty, as well as Assistant Director of Research in Medical Toxicology at Lehigh Valley Health Network Department of Emergency and Hospital Medicine, Division of Medical Toxicology, and an assistant professor and faculty member at University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Gillian is co-host for the podcast Tox in Ten.

Watch/Listen in as we chat about growing up overseas, moving so much, family, acclimation, dancing professionally, emergency medicine, toxicology and addiction, Covid, travel, podcasting, and much more!

Gillian can be reached at:

Twitter- @gillianbchum


Instagram- gbinstagram000

Podcast- Tox in Ten

*The audio of the interview will be available Monday, Jan. 11 via the BenThere podcast (available wherever you podcast!).

S2 E3, Dr. Gillian Beauchamp

BenThere S2 EP2: TCK, Music Professional, System Engineer, Husband & Father, Carter Hassebroek.

Carter Hassebroek is an American System Engineer who spent a significant part of his teenage years living in Taipei, Taiwan. On tour since 2000, Carter has worked with big name musical acts like Shania Twain, Peter Frampton, Fantasia, Five Finger Death Punch, Wiz Khalifa, Cece Winans and many others. In addition to touring, Carter has also done work for the CMT, Fox, ABC, and BET television networks, as well as the CMA Awards, Flameworthy Awards, and the Dove Awards. A father, husband and 1998 graduate of Belmont University, Carter resides in Nashville, TN.

Listen in as we chat about his international upbringing, acclimation, music, life on the road, the concept of home, the impact of Covid-19 has had on the music industry, family, and much more!

Carter’s Social Media:


Instagram: capngb


*The audio part of the interview will be available Monday, Dec. 21, via BenThere on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Anchor, Breaker, Pocketcasts, Google Podcasts and Radio Public podcasts platforms! Make sure to subscribe!

BenThere S2 E2, Carter Hassebroek

BenThere S2 Ep1: Expat, Solution- Oriented Coach, Intercultural Strategist & Podcast Host, Sundae Schneider-Bean.

Sundae Schneider-Bean

Sundae is a solution-oriented coach and intercultural strategist for individuals and organizations. She helps you adapt as quickly (and painlessly!) as possible, expedite success, create meaningful connections (abroad and at home), and cherish the experience. American by birth, Swiss by marriage, and expat in South Africa by choice, oh, and she’s also a fantastic writer and podcast host!

Her clients range from European multi-national organizations to international NGOs, from West and East African country directors to new and seasoned expat spouses, representing over 60 countries across 6 continents.

Watch below as we chat about expat life, family life, careers, expat coaching, misconceptions of living abroad, the concept of “home”, podcasting, writing, and much more!




Twitter: @SundaeBean LinkedIn:…

Podcast: Expat Happy Hour

*Listen every Tuesday on the BenThere Podcast (available on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, or wherever you download your podcasts).

#globalnomad #tck #expatcoach #overseasliving #expathappyhour #sundaebean #listenup #life #interview #travel #everybodysgotastory #benthere