Moheeb (Peter) Al-Chona
Video Remote Interpreting Manager
Moheeb was born in Bartella, a Syriac Christian town in the Nineveh valley in northern Iraq. He attended the Dept. of Mathematics at Salahaddin University in Erbil, even though he wasn’t good at math and was more interested in learning French in addition to his good English.
Moheeb used to love spending time with his family while visiting Mar Mattai Monastery, one of his favorite old monasteries and tourist sites. The monastery is close to his town and lies on top of a mountain. It was built on the 4th century and has a magnificent view over the surrounding villages. The mountain contains a number of hermitages that date back to the 4th and 5th century AD.
In Iraq, Moheeb worked with the U.S. army as an interpreter for 7 years (2003-2010). It was a dangerous, yet interesting experience that enhanced his English as well as his cultural knowledge of Iraqi customs and traditions.
Moheeb’s mother tongue is Syriac (Neo-Aramaic), which is known in Michigan as Chaldean and is derived from Aramaic with slight differences. He also speaks Arabic.
His favorite sport is soccer, which he has been practicing since the age of six. He also likes ping pong and basketball. His favorite movies are sci-fi movies and romantic comedies.
Moheeb moved with his family to the United States in September 2012, and started working at Bromberg in June 2013. He likes his job through which he meets different people every day, and feels very happy to be able to provide language services and assist many people that are mostly new to this country and need help.