I began working in the training and development field in April 2000 when I became a customer service and sales trainer; I served in that capacity until 2006. In 2007 I traveled domestically and globally delivering training to trainers (T-3) on such topics as customer service, leadership development, presentation skills and techniques, and sales skills.
In 2007 I began working in an instructional design team, where I found a new passion. Instructional design is both a science and an art. In the science of understanding how we learn and through the art of creating aesthetically pleasing instructional materials steeped in pedagogical and andrological methodologies, I found my niche. I remain committed to staying current in instructional technologies and trends to ensure my learners are presented with instructional material that not only meets their needs but also those of the organization while remaining cost- and budget-conscious.
On a more personal note, I am an avid boater. I spend as much time on the river as possible during the spring, summer, and fall. I find peace and relaxation there like nowhere else. I also play the piano and (try to play) the organ. My pair of instruments include a Yamaha upright piano and a vintage 1957 Hammond B3 paired with a Leslie 122 (jazz, blues, or gospel enthusiasts will immediately recognize that set up). I spend as much time playing as possible (at least 30 minutes per day).
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