Meet Our Founder

“Can I just take a moment to say how proud I am of what we have created at Anda Spanish? We advocate for language learning for everyone but especially in our community and especially for early learners.”

Nicole Montiel

Our company was founded by CEO Nicole Montiel LDH in Indianapolis, IN.  She has a passion for all language and has perfected her Spanish through formal studies of Spanish literature and Spanish language and also many cultural  studies and experiences abroad.  In 2007, she began a career in the field of dentistry. She then quickly realized what a challenge providing adequate patient care to Spanish-speaking patients seemed to be for many providers who didn’t speak the language. Patient compliance and treatment plan acceptance was much lower among this population, and Nicole knew that it was because of a lack of understanding, by the patient and also by the provider who didn’t understand cultural differences. Since then she has made it her mission to advocate for patient education to all who do have the resources to give it. This has included teaching continuing education Spanish courses for her colleagues and then expanding to other professional fields.  Aside from day to day operations with ¡Anda!, Nicole enjoys spending time with her children and sharing with them at every opportunity the beauty in other cultures. Our logo is inspired of one of her cultural fascinations: the embroidered Tenango Bird of Tenango de Doria, Hidalgo, Mexico.