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Richard Schneider opened Richard Schneider Enterprises, Inc. (RSE) on October 1, 1980, starting with a post office box, a beeper, and $30. From those humble beginnings, he grew his company into a language services provider powerhouse.

Now a part of MediaLocate. Inc., Richard Schneider Language Services' (RSLS) mission remains the same it was the day Richard launched the company: Provide excellence in the delivery of translation and interpretation services.

Stephan Lins


A 26-year language industry veteran, Stephan has held leadership positions in start-ups as well as established larger language services companies. At the helm of MediaLocate since 2001, he has turned the company into one of the premier language service providers based on the US West Coast and has lead the way to the acquisition and integration of RSLS in late 2015. Stephan grew up behind the Iron Curtain, in former East Germany, and holds US and German dual citizenship. He graduated from Brown University with a degree in business economics.

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Ilge Karancak-Splane


Ilge brings decades of financial management experience to RSLS. Since 1999, she has directed all financial aspects of Medialocate's business and as of 2016 those of RSLS. Ilge graduated from Marmara University, Istanbul-Turkey with a degree in Accounting and International Finance. She is also well versed in Human Resource Management, especially in US and California Employment Law and Employee Rights. She currently also serves as Rotary International’s Assistant Governor and as Executive Director at the Turkish-American Association of California.

Martha Saenz


As RSLS longest standing employee, Martha has been in the interpretation arena for over 30 years, handling tens of thousands of legal depositions, medical appointments, conferences and telephone calls. Her background in operations and finance make Martha a well-rounded department manager. Originally a native of Bell Gardens in Southern California, Martha is fluent in Spanish and has never regretted her move to our beautiful Central California Coast.

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Leona Zacek


A former Fulbright scholar, Leona is a graduate of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) and received an MA degree in Translation and Interpretation from the University of Vienna, Austria. She speaks Russian and Czech fluently, and is ATA-certified to translate from English to German. Leona joined MediaLocate in 1999 and RSLS in 2016. Born in the Czech Republic, she later grew up in Austria and also lived and worked in the Republic of Seychelles. In 1992 Leona participated in the Barcelona Olympics as a member of the Austrian National Handball Team.

Cindy Brown


Cindy has been with MediaLocate since 1998 and joined the RSLS team in 2016. A graduate of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), she has been a French and Portuguese professional interpreter and translator for over 20 years. Her passion for cross-cultural communication makes her a perfect fit with MediaLocate's Interpretation Department (RSLS), and she is also our Terminology Manager. Cindy is ATA-certified to translate from French to English.

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Victoria Wade


Victoria has been with RSLS since 2006, providing clients with a smiling voice at the other end of the line. She plays a critical role in RSLS's scheduling department, supporting the entire RSLS team in meeting client and resource scheduling needs. A graduate of UC Santa Cruz, with a degree in Marine Biology, she's also a volunteer at the Marine Life Studies and a member of the Whale Entanglement Team (WET).


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