I don’t take myself too seriously but I’m serious about my love of learning design. I’m fortunate that I found this career early on and that I’ve been able to be a part of learning and development for more than 10 years.
I grew up in rural eastern Kentucky and my family and heart are still there. I earned a BA in broadcast journalism from the University of Kentucky. After graduation I moved home and found a job at a call center. After working there for a few months I was promoted into a role where I got my first taste of training. That’s when I fell in love with learning and development. My next role took me to Amazon where I eventually became an instructional designer. I also worked for an adult education center teaching resume building and basic computer skills. Then I fell in love and moved to Columbus, Ohio where I’ve been ever since.
I am now a Senior Learning Experience Designer at The Ohio State University. I’ve also earned a MA in workforce development/adult education and I’m slowly working towards earning a Ph.D. in Learning Technologies. I care deeply about advancing the profession so I love to volunteer. I am the President of Central Ohio Association of Talent and Development and I host a monthly Learning Technologies show on the Training Learning and Development Community. My favorite thing to do is to mentor those new to the profession and encourage them to build their technical acumen and build their personal brands by speaking and writing.
I am the proud pet parent to my precious Palpatine Azreal. When I’m not working or volunteering, I enjoy playing video games with my husband Mathew.