End-to-end design, development & implementation of learning experiences
Storyboarding | Multimedia | Authoring | LMS | Blended | ADDIE | SAM
I am a growth-minded 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 learning experience design professional (instructional designer) with a creative knack for turning documentation or face to face programs into engaging online and blended learning aligned with competency and business requirements.
…which is a boring way of expressing that learning can be fun and have a purpose simultaneously. 🤓
My years in customer education (commercial film) and multimedia development date back to 1997. I have been creating across different mediums, including WordPress and many eLearning authoring tools and LMSs, ever since. This has taught me that the user comes first and the artist must know their tools in order to “write” learning well and creatively.
The first tool I used while writing curriculum and lessons, often on the fly, was a horse. Let me tell you that, while working with horse and rider, the above is critical to creating positive experiences. The same holds true for the intersection of technology, learning, people, and organizations.
More recently I began organizing TEDx events and was gifted by learning from a great group of young volunteers how best to support them as they tackled creating the best event experience they could. I’ve led teams of up to 70 “day of” volunteers with a core of eight committee leaders. This endeavor placed me very close to the StartUp weekend community and, between the two, I was privileged to witness the talent and skill that went into growing the San Diego community since 2011.
My five Gallup CliftonStrengths are Ideation, Input, Futuristic, Learner & Strategic. I’ve tested as both an INTJ, and INTE at separate times when my goals demanded slightly different skill sets.
In addition to my work specialized in LX design, development, and implementation, I have a passion for mentoring and coaching. In particular I enjoy coaching youth about developing their ‘idea worth spreading’ using my unique experiences with TEDx adult and youth events.
I am a master tinkerer:
I joke with friends that ‘back in the day’ you were more likely to find me at Fry’s buying a new component to add to my mac tower than at the mall buying clothes. Today, my happy place often involves being immersed in academic research and white papers or tinkering with a new or updated software platform.
It is this passion for exploration and experimentation that is the foundation of my strength in creative solution building. Click here view my resume or scroll down to view a sample of my portfolio. I also encourage you to check out my About page to view both the information and learning technologies competencies I gained through my course work at UColorado – Denver as well as the Professional Values I developed with the help of Courageous Brands. If you are a fan of Gallup Strengths, you can view my top five strengths here.
Viewing my portfolio:
Click on each image for an overview of the project. From there, with a password, you can view some specific examples. Why I password protect my portfolio? It is not that the work is proprietary, however, it is simply good practice to know who will view some of the work. Thank you for your understanding and feel free to reach out to request a password through the Let’s work together! link.