TEKsystems, October 2021 – December 2023 (Contract)

Project lead at 3M designing healthcare software training using adult learning theory for a federal government entity. Worked with team of instructional designers, project managers, management, data analysts, SMEs, and clients on two large concurrent international projects. Developed and instituted new quality assurance process
for content development team, resulting in increased 508 compliance, increased document consistency, and 25% fewer requested reconciliations. Using ADDIE learning model, developed internal and external Articulate Rise courses. Designed, implemented, synthesized, and reported patterns from data collection tool, resulting in
the modification of training to address understanding gaps. Flexibility, clear communication, strict adherence to design standards and required templates, version control, data analysis, and attention to detail critical to project success.

RevLDesign, August 2021 – October 2021 (Contract)

Created an eLearning course in Canvas using adult learning theory and ADDIE learning model that combined virtual and synchronous training. Created design document and storyboard as part of design process. Focused on 508 compliance, learner engagement through activities that could be used after the course was completed, accessibility, branding consistency, template adherence, and discussion board recommended practice.

Association for Talent Development, February 2021 – July 2021 (Contract)

Combined reference documents from disparate sources with newly authored materials to create a 21-hour, 10-module on demand virtual course. Deliverables included: Design Document, Participant Workbook, Facilitator Guide, PowerPoint slides, and Skills Demonstration Document. Worked with SME and Project Manager on an aggressive timetable. Used OneDrive and Microsoft Office Suite.

Apex Systems, July 2020 – October 2021 (Contract)

Worked on course standardization, roadmap revision, and Guided Path transition projects for Strategic Education, Inc. (formerly Capella University). Involved significant attention to detail, knowledge and application of adult learning theory and ADDIE learning model, design consistency, content creation, SME/team collaboration, 508 compliance, and excellent verbal/written communication skills. Used Audacity, Photoshop, Premiere, Blackboard, Atlas, SharePoint, PlayPosit, Smartsheet, and Microsoft Office Suite

Shenandoah Film Collaborative, January 2021 – May 2021

Create e-learning modules and job aids which are used as part of the onboarding/training process for new hires. Design job aids using best practices to promote consistency of brand. Collaborate with SMEs to identify key competencies for new positions in organization. Using Articulate Storyline 360, SharePoint, Scribus, and Microsoft Office Suite.

Teach Your Thing, April 2020 – October 2020

Working on a 25-module adult learner digital training for a nonprofit that helps identify mental illness and strategies for defusing charged situations. Focus on design consistency and creating strong alignment between learning objectives/activities by applying adult learning theories and instructional design best practices.

Hudson Middle School, Band Director August 2018 – June 2020

Directed 7th and 8th grade bands. Provided small group music instruction for students in grades 6-8. Served on Communications, Exploratory, Data Recognition, and Raider Pride Leadership committees.

North Branch Area Middle School, Band Director and General Music Specialist July 2013 – June 2018, Tenured May 2016

Directed 6th-8th Grade Concert Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo. Taught general music for grades 5-7.

Mahtomedi Middle and High Schools August 2004 – July 2013
Wayzata High School January 2009 – June 2013
Contracted Flute Instructor (Unlicensed)

Taught private and group flute lessons, coached small ensembles. Recruited members for and directed Mahtomedi Pep Band (2004-2005). Directed Wayzata Flute Choir.

Adjunct Faculty Appointments Sep 2009 – May 2015

Crown College, Century College, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Saint Cloud State University, Saint John’s University/College of Saint Benedict.

Taught flute lessons and studio classes to music majors, minors, or elective students at undergraduate and graduate level.