Meet the Team

kat black and white.jpg

Katarina Pollock

Originally from New Zealand, Katarina lived in Korea in 2019 and has been learning Korean since 2018. 

She currently lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband (Russell) and their beagle (Bondaegi).

sitephoto_edited.jpg

Chelsea Guerra

Originally from Florida, Chelsea lived in Seoul, South Korea from 2014-2016. She has been learning Korean since 2009. 

Chelsea currently lives in Houston, Texas where she teaches beginner level Korean classes at HKEC.

sitephotoYJK_edited.jpg

Yujin Kim

Originally from Gwangju, Yujin Kim has lived in the United States since 2015. She works as a freelance designer and illustrator in California.

Find her on Instagram at   instagram.com/_kimujini_

Our Story

kat 3_edited.png
chelsea 4.png

Gooseapple Books is a small business founded by Katarina Pollock and Chelsea Guerra in Houston, Texas. As long-time Korean learners ourselves, we know how difficult it is to find great material for intermediate and advanced learners. We tried to find books for Korean language learners based around prompts - and discovered they did not (yet) exist. 

So we teamed up with Yujin Kim to help bring our ideas to life.

As a Korean native living in the United States, Yujin was very excited to help those learning Korean and contributed her invaluable knowledge of Korean language and culture.