I’ve been teaching for more than 20 years (I’m a lot older than I look), specializing in software training, coaching, and project mentoring since 2000. I don’t teach because I’m a know-it-all; I teach because I love helping people get to where they want to be with their skill sets and empowering them with knowledge. We don’t all learn and process information the same way, and I don’t try to make you change your learning style to fit a narrow little box when I work with you; I teach the way you learn, not the other way around. I don’t use geekspeak, techspeak, or nerdspeak, even though I wear all of those badges proudly. I break down software, tools, and concepts in plain, accessible language and visuals (and on rare occasions, through interpretive dance), but you may come away feeling more like a techie at the end of our sessions. You may even unleash your inner geek!I’m not a typical corporate trainer, I won’t show up in a suit, I don’t hide my tattoos, and I don’t teach from books. Instead, I teach from 15+ years of web design/building and consulting work. I teach from a real-world, practical perspective. I’ve worked with a wide variety of people: adults and youth, designers and fitness gurus, teachers and photographers, and no matter who I work with or what I’m teaching, my goal is always the same, to help you learn something new, grow your skills and confidence, and help you get over hurdles, all while helping you enjoy the process. I’ve been fortunate to work with some really cool people.
I started impermanentmedia in 1997 as a web design/development studio. In 2000, I started incorporating training services in response to frequent requests from my clients to teach them how to maintain what I’d built for them. Since that time, impermanentmedia has evolved primarily into a provider of training services.
2008 Allied Media Conference, Detroit, MI: Co-facilitator of the Future of Film and Video Online workshop
2007 Allied Media Conference, Detroit, MI: Facilitator of the Sell Without Selling Out workshop
2004 Child Care Business Expo, Chicago, IL: Facilitator of the ABCs of Computers workshop
2003 Child Care Business Expo, Chicago, IL: Technology Specialist for the Transitioning from Home-based to Center-based Business panel.