Who We Are

Peak Performance International was founded by Dan and Lisa Maria Madera, American-trained academics.

Born in Quito and a graduate of the Alliance Academy International, Lisa Maria Madera has an M.A. in Creative Writing from S.U.N.Y Binghamton and an interdisciplinary PhD in cultural history from Emory University.  After returning to  Quito in 2010, Madera noticed that students struggled with the SAT and set out to bring a proven tutor-based training program to her hometown.

Dan Madera received his PhD from Emory University in 2001 where he studied Literature and Cultural Theory.  Dan Madera is a writer and editor.  He is the director of Peak Performance and currently coordinates its Critical Reading and Writing program.