About the Developer

Consultant for SAUDI ARAMCO, DHAHRAN, SAUDI ARABIA, Upstream Professional Development Center (UPDC) Contract Consultant (2nd contract)

Feb 2018 – Present

  • Project Manager/Instructional Designer for courseware in the Upstream Professional Development Center including courseware development on DAMA, SQL for Oracle®, Openhole Logging, GigaPOWERS Reservoir Simulation, Geophysics for Engineers, Drilling, Unconventional Resources, Developmental Geology and Geology Flagship. Developed the VILT methodology for Covid19 using Skype for Business and designed courses to optimize synchronous and asynchronous modalities (5000+ PM hours in 3 years in ADDIE, Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation of courseware & Starting up a Project, Initiating a Project, Directing a Project, Managing a Stage Boundary, Controlling a Stage, Managing Product Delivery & Closing a Project
  • Developed weekly reports using Microsoft Project, communicating with stake holders, managing vendor workload in the case of outside SME contracting, gap analysis to reduce scrap learning and looking for methods to enhance leadership and soft skills
  • Worked closely with Graphic Artists and Unity3d Developers, SharePoint and Saba LMS Admin
  • Created courseware in Articulate Storyline (including SCORM xml manifest analysis) as well as Instructor Led and VILT
  • Used Articulate Storyline to create eLearning Courseware
  • Studied Kirkpatrick Level 1,2,3 feedback and collaborated with the Evaluations Team and other stakeholders such as the Functional Area Managers for improvements to courseware, processes and procedures while building a case for Level 4 outcomes of a program

CHAMPIONS SCHOOL OF REAL ESTATE, HOUSTON, TX   VILT Organizational Change Project Manager

Dec 2014 – Feb 2018

  • Project Manager/ Created a global Virtual Instructor Led campus from the ground up with 7 purpose-built studios for live video sync transmission with students that was certified by the Texas Real Estate Commission as live classroom instructor led training.  This auxiliary campus to the Galleria Campus added jobs to the Houston economy including 1 manager, 2 course coordinators and various full-time teaching staff and went from 12 students in January 2016 to over 1000 per month in Dec 2017
  • (5000+ PM hours in Starting up a Project, initiating a Project, directing a Project, managing a Stage Boundary, controlling a Stage, Managing Product Delivery& Closing a Project (See the Campus Promotional Video)
  • Created the architecture of the virtual campus, created the logo, created promotional videos, worked with Barbara Corcoran and Rita Santamaria on special seminar productions conducting all audio and video engineering, Youtube Live broadcasting solutions (View Link)
  • Consulted in the development of a Content Management System for use by Instructional Developers using Adobe® Bridge
  • Created Business Case, created model, filmed content, Implemented and delivered tablets for classroom makeup sessions on all school courseware including tablet selection, programming and distribution to 5 campuses

DYNCORP INTERNATIONAL, DUBAI, UAE   Senior Instructional Designer/Team Lead

May 2014 – Oct 2014

  • Created scoping studies, which included interviews, observations, and questionnaires of all levels of personnel to create a competency framework of job roles at the Advanced Military Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Center (AMROC) whose client is the UAE Airforce (View Link)

PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY, HOUSTON, TX   Senior Instructional Design Consultant

Jul 2013 – May 2014

  • Conducted gap analysis for the design of commercial compliance courses by comparing the oil and gas trading floor core competencies against the changing targets of Dodd Frank/ CFTC
  • Designed INCOTERMS eLearning course

US DEPARTMENT OF STATE, OPM-MOI, RIYADH, KSA   Training Advisor Office of Program Management – Ministry of Interior

Sep 2012 – Jul 2013

  • Direct Consultant to the US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia on OPM-MOI training matters
  • Developed the program charter for English as a Second Language Program including initial statement of work, business case including goals, benefit statement, organizational alignment, situational assessment, identified benefits, assumptions and constraints, cost estimate and high-level risks using OPM-MOI templates, SWOT analysis
  • Developed the program charter for Ministry of Interior Training Center including coordination with the KSA to secure resources (King Fahd Security College), initial statement of work, business case including goals, benefit statement, organizational alignment, situational assessment, identified benefits, assumptions and constraints, cost estimate and high-level risks using OPM-MOI templates
  • Developed the program charter for career path development to secure spots within KSA Ministry of Interior and US agencies (FBI, DHS) for an intern OJT program for recently graduated university students returning to the KSA  (View Link)

CACI, FORT BENNING, GA   Senior Instructional Designer/Team Lead Organizational Change

Sept 1, 2011 – Sept 1, 2012

  • Team Lead for CACI at the US Army Maneuver Center of Excellence with the task of implementing Army Learning Concept 2015 (View Link)
  • Created learning objectives for 12 courses that would be developed on iOS and Android platforms by consulting with subject matter experts within TRADOC and leading a team of 12 designers and computer programmers in app development (View Link)  under SAT, TADSS

BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON, MAXELL AFB, AL   Associate Level 3 Organizational Change Consultant

Mar 2009 – Sept 2011

  • Assisted in the creation of the Air Force Culture and Language Center from scratch at Air University, Maxwell, AFB, Alabama
  • Developed the methodology for creating culture guides for print (View Link)
  • Created enabling and terminal learning objectives according to USAF guidelines for courseware
  • Created the AFCLC website from scratch using modern technologies at the time
  • Provided technical advisement on a scenario gaming system (see Innovation Award below) (View Link)
  • Did Captivate development and voice over for courseware required for deployment with over half million completions by USAF contractors and airmen deploying to the Middle East since 2009, including remote SABA LMS troubleshooting with Administrators in San Antonio
  • SOW Contracting Technical Advisor to US Gov on 1 million USD+ game development project

LSI, JACKSONVILLE, NC   Instructional Designer

Sep 2007 – Mar 2009

  • Deconstructed existing courseware to find errors within the MV-22 Tiltrotor Enlisted Aircrew doctrine by interviewing subject matter experts; stemming from a public policy perception that the aircraft was not safe (View Link).  Used Microsoft® Visio for investigation mapping that translated into revised courseware

KBR, LOGCAP III, THEATER CENTER OF EXCELLENCE, BAGHDAD, IRAQ   eLearning Instructional Designer

Sep 2006 – Sep 2007

  • Coordinated the development of courseware by doing gap analysis, communicating with functional area managers (View Link)
  • Created eLearning courseware with Adobe® Captivate and communicated with IT staff in Houston, TX to implement the courseware from our HQ in Baghdad

SKILLS

  • Front End Analysis/SME Interview Techniques
  • Microsoft® Visio/ Microsoft® Office/ Microsoft® Project/Microsoft® Power BI
  • Curriculum Organization and Design, SWOT Analysis
  • Understanding and analyzing foreign or American business units
  • Working with and developing Subject Matter Experts (Strong relationships)
  • Adobe® InDesign/ Adobe® Bridge/Microsoft® Word/Gamification
  • US Air Force AFMAN 36-2234 /Marine Corps NAVMC 1553.1 (ADDIE Model)
  • Subject Matter Expert in Defense Systems Approach to Training (DSAT)
  • Courseware Development
  • Expert in Adobe® Captivate/ Adobe® Photoshop/ Adobe® Premiere Pro/ Articulate® Storyline/ Microsoft® PowerPoint/ Apple® Keynote/Unity® 3D, Unreal Engine (familiarity)/ Adobe® Character Animator/ Microsoft® SharePoint
  • US Gov Section 508 Analysis using the built-in Lighthouse browser inspector and best practices
  • Custom Captivate/Articulate Graphical User Interface Development
  • Microlearning by app
  • Working with, and giving direction to, 3D app developers (Unity®, Unreal® Engine4) on content objectives
  • Creating work program for 2D graphic artists and understanding the full gamut of solutions
  • VILT/ILT (synchronous) and Self-Paced Online eLearning development (asynchronous) opportunity management and provide explanations for the use of each modality to prevent shovel-ware into an LMS.  All courses are fully implemented based on outcomes (a product) and objectives (how to obtain the product) for each participant with an emphasis on exercises.
  • Back End Analysis/Courseware Implementation and Technical Advisement
  • XML Manifest Analysis/ Learning Management Systems (LMS)/SCORM (deprecated standard)
  • Evaluation of Courseware, Instructors and Student Development, implementation in Zoom and Skype for Business
  • xAPI LMS/LRS development (Learning Locker/MongoDB), Robo3T, xAPI JSON Statement writing and learner road map strategy in the age of new tracking standards
  • Microsoft Project® setup and reports
  • Microsoft Power® BI setup and reports, Data Visualization
  • Scientific and Popular Research and Analysis (Finding Facts)
  • Capable of doing Masters/PhD level research within the scientific community, writing papers using APA, Turabian, or other formats as required, finding errors in logic

Organizational Change Management

  • Analyzing current state
  • Mapping desired state by interviewing and consulting with functional area management

Program Evaluation

  • Kirkpatrick® 4 Levels of Evaluation Certified (San Diego, 2011)

Project Management, Diplomacy, and International Relations

  • Prince 2 project management workflow, Stakeholder engagement, movement within the population, observation, discovering thought processes and being a reliable point of contact High Emotional and Human Intelligence application in multi-cultural environments (View Link)(View Link)
  • Extensive current experience in the Middle East with previous experience in Central America
  • US Security Clearance at various intervals

People Management

  • Graduate of the US Army Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Fort Sherman, Panama
  • US Army Team Lead and Medical NCO
  • Instructor for US Army Expert Field Medical Badge (4 years)
  • CACI Instructional Systems Design Team Lead
  • Stakeholder Engagement at all levels of a company

EDUCATION (18 years)

  • University of Maryland, UC, Adelphi, MD
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
    • B.A. Political Science and International Relations; 1992

MILITARY SERVICE (10 yrs)

  • 16H20 Air Defense Operations and Intelligence Specialist
    • 5/5 ADA, Camp Stanton, Korea
  • 18F2P Special Forces Intelligence Sergeant
    • 19th SF Group, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 91B2P Combat Medic (P)
    • 1/508th Infantry Airborne, Fort Kobbe, Panama
    • Service in Honduras, El Salvador, Suriname as a remote medic
    • Instructor for Expert Field Medical Badge, and Expert Infantry Badge (Medical Tasks)

AWARDS

Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Award, US Army Parachute, Honduran Army Parachute, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Overseas Service

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Kirkpatrick® 4 Levels of Evaluation Dr. Jim Kirkpatrick, San Diego, CA; 2011 (View Link)
  • Peter Block® Flawless Consulting   (View Link)
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