Meet our Staff!
We are currently looking for volunteers. If you are interested, please contact Marie-France Sanderson.
Cultural Events Director and Certifications Specialist
Office: (858) 550-0144
Lindsay Reva McNicol was born and Raised in San Diego California and spent most of her vacation time traveling to French Polynesia where her mothers family is from. She took an immediate interest in her Tahitian roots, dedicating herself to the culture and dance that is so unique to French Polynesia. In 2009 she was crowned Miss Pacific Islander of San Diego and shortly after founded Reva Tahiti Productions and Heiva San Diego Cultural Festival that attracts people from all over the world. She is currently the Executive Director at Alliance Francaise de San Diego with the intent of sharing and learning the Culture of France.
Elisabeth Madeleine Bergman was born in France in Britany and moved to Portugal when she was 15. She started teaching French in Portugal as a teenager for pocket money as she learned the Portuguese language and culture. In 1991, after finishing a Linguistics degree at the University of Lisbon, she was offered to teach Portuguese at UCSD where she met a future husband. Elisabeth enjoys teaching French, mostly evening and week-end as she also is a full time employee at CDG, a Boeing Company since 1999. Teacher (and just recently School Director) at the Alliance Française de San Diego since 2009, this is where she share the love of the French language and Culture to everyone who wants to speak that beautiful language.
Marie-France came to Las Vegas in July 2014 and moved one year later to California. She’s been working previously in Chile in South America for five years and in Washington DC for three years in French schools. She enjoys doing yoga and hiking and spending time with her husband and son. Since October 2015, she’s very happy to be part of Alliance Française de San Diego as Cultural Events Director and Certifications Specialist promoting the French language and culture in San Diego.