Technical Instruction :
My instructional career started when I was working for the Continuous Breakthroughs team of Carnahan, Smith & Gunter (CSG, Inc.). They are a group of extraordinary business coaches. Among their course offerings is a leadership course. I began by assisting in this course and moved on to delivering many of the distinctions of the course. At the same time, I became a team leader in Dale Carnegie.
After leaving CSG, Inc., I went to work at Productivity Point International, a computer training company. It was there that I continued to develop my knowledge base and instructional skills. At PPI I taught a wide range of applications including, but not limited to, the entire MS Office Suite, Frontpage, Project as well as Lotus Notes, Novell Groupwise, ACT. I became to the person management would call on if they needed a quality instructional job done on a new application with a short turnaround. While at PPI, I obtained my Microsoft Certified Trainer certification.
After PPI closed in January of 2000, I chose to start my own business. I became part owner of Pyramus Online, a web development and hosting company. We began using Macromedia products as our main development tools in January 2000. With the knowledge I gained in using the products, I began teaching those products as well. I've been very blessed to have had such an easy time getting instructional clients. As soon as I started my own business, I was offered the opportunity to teach at Intel (MS Office, Project), Nike (Macromedia, MS Project, Photoshop), PCC (Frontpage, Intro to computers, Macromedia Suite), PPS (Macromedia, MS Project) as well as many others.
Late in 2002, I was offered a long term contract with PPS to teach, develop e-Learning modules and write instructional manuals for their new Java/Oracle student information system, eSIS. This project continues was a great learning opportunity. It's gave me the opportunity to increase my skills in Flash and technical writing. After the eSIS project ended, the CIO of PPS recommended me to the another school district in Oregon. I taught eSIS to administrators and teachers throughout that district.
As of 2009, I teach almost exclusively for the CLIMB Center at Portland Community College. I recently wrote the curriculum for and taught a Drupal Themes course. I also teach a PHP/MySQL class.
My resume is available here as a pdf file.