Job Experience


Instructional Designer

June 2015 - Present, GHX      

  • Design and develop self-paced asynchronous eLearning modules, microlearning tutorial videos, digital adoption platform content (WalkMe), job aids, and help documentation.

  • Apply sharp visual design, multimedia principles, and practiced pedagogy to produce engaging deliverables with strong instructional integrity.

  • Draft curriculum architecture for software proficiency, employee onboarding, and mentorship programs.

  • Conduct needs analysis with internal stakeholders to identify knowledge gaps and determine effective and sustainable learning experiences to satisfy objectives.

  • Evaluate, curate, and update learning content based on new software enhancements and customer use cases.

  • Collaborate candidly and generously with teammates and stakeholders by listening carefully, providing suggestions, and ultimately striving toward the most optimum outcomes possible.

  • Proactively initiate, plan, prioritize and complete projects.


Instructional Designer

May 2013 - June 2015, The Breakaway Group, a Xerox Company        

  • Designed and contributed to production of interactive online learning simulations that demonstrated clinical workflows in electronic health records.

  • Facilitated processes for rapid eLearning development and interviewed customer stakeholders to analyze and validate instruction for learning materials.

  • Managed multiple projects and accurately communicated personal work status to co-workers and management.


Instructional Writer

March 2011 – May 2013, The Breakaway Group, a Xerox Company      

  • Compiled and documented client workflows to script demonstrations and interactive simulations.

  • Wrote training documentation that clearly communicated the concepts and the procedures required to complete daily tasks.


Digital Editorial Coordinator (Contract)

August 2010 – January 2011, DexOne Marketing Solutions

  • Managed online advertisements for nationwide businesses, using search engine marketing techniques to amplify online presence.



Master of Arts, Information and Learning Technologies

December 2016
(Specialization is Adult Learning and Instructional Design, GPA 3.9)
University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado


Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communication

May 2010
(Emphasis in News-Editorial, Minors in Economics and Writing, GPA of 3.4)
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
Extra-Curricular Activities:  Sports Writer/Sports Editor/Columnist at the student-operated newspaper, The Mirror. Internships at the Greeley Tribune and the Windsor Beacon.

Scholarships: Damon Runyon Scholarship (Denver Press Club, 2010). CPA Internship/Scholarship (Colorado Press Association, 2008.)

Continuing Education:

  • Virtual Teacher Specialization (5 courses), University of California Irvine (via July 2017 (Verified Certification)

  • Gamification, University of Pennsylvania (via, March 2015 (Verified Certification)

Honors & Awards

  • Xceptional Contribution: Innovate (GHX, 2016)

  • Damon Runyon Scholarship (Denver Press Club, 2010).

  • CPA Internship/Scholarship (Colorado Press Association, 2008.)

Additional Skills

  • Microsoft Office Suite

  • Articulate Storyline

  • TechSmith Camtasia

  • WalkMe

  • TechSmith SnagIt

  • Audacity

  • MadCap Flare

  • Canvas LMS

  • eLearning module development

  • Tutorials & simulations

  • Help documentation, quick reference & job aids

  • Virtual teaching

  • Learning theories and methodologies

  • Blended learning (flipped classroom)

  • Synchronous and asynchronous learning

  • Game-based learning & gamification

  • Community of Inquiry & Affinity Spaces

  • Project- & problem-based learning

  • Cognitive load theory

  • SAM and ADDIE iterative development models

  • Copywriting/copyediting

  • Curriculum design

  • Performance assessment

  • Digital literacy

  • Social media

  • Action research

  • Change implementation

  • Gimp

  • Adobe Captivate