Our Academic Consultants
Valentin Solodyankin has been in a private Christian education since 2007. He attended a Christian school during his high school years, and then studied at Whitworth University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and theology and, upon graduating, he taught Bible, history, and music at a private school. Believing that God has called him to children’s ministry, Valentin has traveled to Ukraine, Russia, and Mexico for summer mission trips. At Enlightium Academy, Valentin is an Academic Consultant and works collaboratively with the EA School Chaplain on ministering to EA students via social platform.
Valentin is a family man who enjoys adventures. He has a lovely wife and a daughter, whom he adores. He loves to learn, travel, and participate in outdoor activities and sports. "Enjoy life," is a motto he adopted from his father, and a motto he lives by. “We live in a beautiful world that God created and have so little time to see it all!”
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart…”
Nick Brimmer joined the Enlightium Academy as an Academic Consultant in 2017. Nick received his bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and New Testament in 2014.
In his spare time he loves visiting national parks and involving himself in the college ministry at his church. He is currently enrolled in Southern Baptist Seminary pursuing a degree in Pastoral Counseling. Nick is an avid photographer and writer and is into power lifting.
After completing seven years of active duty in the United States Army, Ivan Solodyankin joined Enlightium Academy as an Academic Consultant. He attended a Christian school for the majority of his schooling and is currently pursuing his degree in Computer Science and Business at Whitworth University.
Philippians 4: 13
Ivan continues to serve his country as a Section Leader in the Washington National Guard. In his free time he enjoys riding his bike, training for marathons, and spending time with his family.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4: 13
Mark Wolter attended the University of Gonzaga where he studied Electrical Engineering and business. Mark also has an extensive background in numismatics, literature, mathematics, and music. He joined the Enlightium team in 2015 and has taught a range of subjects including English, History, Science, Bible, and Math. He believes mistakes to be essential in a student’s journey to improvement and success and dislikes the stigma that often surrounds them. “Embrace the process of growth and you will flourish” is one of the many maxims that he tries to hold himself to.
When not working, Mark can be found in his home either composing music, reading, writing, playing with his 3 children, or out on the town where he often does live DJ performances.
Proverbs 4:7 "The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding.”