Who Am I?

Introducing…ME!  I thought I would start off this blogging informative adventure by writing a bit about myself and my experience as an Instructional Designer.  I have been working in education for almost 20 years.  I have loved and hated many of those moments, but have learned from every second.
I started my career out of college as a 7th grade math teacher.  I soon realized that this was not really for me and fell into my hobby of creating mosaic art.  I soon started a business selling my work and supplies.  After 7 years I decided that I really missed teaching so I entered back into the public section working with at risk youth to obtain their GEDs.  I then landed a position as a corporate trainer in the aviation industry and found my niche.
In this position I created a training program that the FAA and AS9100 peeps thought was glorious.  I grew my program to include all aspects of employee development.  This is where I started creating e-learning courses using Adobe Captivate.  I taught myself the program and figured out (by trial and error) what worked and didn’t work for a CBT.  I had finally found what I was meant to do with my career!
I went on to find a position at a consulting firm as an instructional designer.  I had to learn Articulate Storyline, which was pretty easy…much easier than Captivate.  I now design training courses for every industry.
Oh and I also do public speaking and am an active member of the Association of Training and Development.  I love helping others learn the trade and bring out the creativity in others.
That is the short and sweet of it!  I plan to use this blog to educate others on tricks and tips that I have found while designing e-learning courses.  Let the journey begin!

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