Megan Torrance
Megan TorranceChief Energy Officer
Megan brings over 2 decades of consulting, instructional design, and project management experience to the team. Not only does Megan facilitate our LLAMA® and instructional design workshops, but she also supports our clients with project kickoffs to make sure each project has clear direction. She is devoted to delivering outstanding work to our clients and creating a top-notch work environment based on trust, flexibility, compassion and fun.

Megan gardens, hikes, and plays ice hockey in her spare time.

Carla Torgerson, M. Ed, MBA
Carla Torgerson, M. Ed, MBAHead of Learning Experience Strategy
Carla has 20 years of instructional design and strategy experience, helping organizations to deliver performance solutions that consider both the learner’s needs and meets business objectives. Carla is also a recognized thought leader in the areas of elearning, mobile learning, and microlearning, and has published Designing Microlearning with ATD Press.

Carla enjoys downhill skiing, biking, and camping. She currently lives in North Carolina with her awesome husband, Tom, and their very curious son, John. She loves to travel with her family, and they have explored the United States from coast to coast.

Jessica Jackson, M. Ed, MBA
Jessica Jackson, M. Ed, MBA CREW Product Development Manager | Client Experience | xAPI Cohort Host
Jessica brings a myriad of educational experiences to her instructional design. She leverages her background in classroom instruction and team development & management to design meaningful and impactful learning content for clients.

In her spare time, Jessica enjoys writing, hiking, and spending quality time with her family and dogs: Chloe Mae & Cardi B.

Steve Wallag-Muno
Steve Wallag-MunoCOO
As our Chief Operating Officer (COO), Steve brings his leadership experience to keep our office operations, staffing and billing running smoothly. He leverages his marketing experience with Zingerman’s, Borders Book Group and University of Michigan, to lead the team creatively in the design of client materials.

Steve lives an active lifestyle as an avid bicyclist, ice skater and father of four fabulous kids.

Michelle Ucar
Michelle UcarClient Experience
Michelle brings her experience with graphic design and course development to all her projects as one of our instructional developers. With a fine arts and print media background she brings her experience to set course standards and templates to enforce consistency over the course of a project.

Michelle and her son operate a custom food business, Julen’s Ausomesauce, to build skills and develop awareness of autism.

Jami Washington
Jami WashingtonTeam Experience
Jami has a passion for learning and for helping others to aspire to greater things. Jami is focused on providing supportive and sustainable resources at TorranceLearning to ensure smooth, efficient, and effective processes in the day-to-day work experience, and to foster a productive, creative climate where everyone can excel and shine.

Outside of work, Jami loves to travel, meet new people, and learn other languages. Her hobbies also include graphic design, illustration, and copy editing. She is an avid knitter and enjoys spending time with people who sparkle.

Matt Robinson
Matt RobinsonTeam Experience
Matt brings his expertise in accounts receivable and accounts payable to coordinate our client billing and supplier payments. He brings over a decade of experience and supports the TL team with many other internal financial and accounting functions. Matt also takes time away from TorranceLearning to serve as a drilling reservist in the Michigan Army National Guard.

Matt enjoys playing an intriguing assortment of pretend games, like knights and dragons, with two rambunctious boys.

Leanne Gee
Leanne GeeLearning Experience Development
As our Learning Experience Development Team Lead, Leanne brings her instructional design and development experience to create meaningful learning solutions for our clients. She’s a formidable wordsmith with a strong background in written, technical, and visual communication.

Outside of work, you may find Leanne at a concert, buying shoes she doesn’t need, or catering to the demands of her diva bunny, Beans.

Barb Fleming
Barb FlemingClient Experience
Barb brings her experience with learning project management and relationship building to handle project logistics as Client Experience Team Lead. Her attention to detail and personal approach allows her to support LLAMA® workshops and a variety of client needs.

Barb enjoys skiing and spending time up north with family and friends.

Matt Kliewer
Matt KliewerLearning Engineering
Matt’s days are spent coding unique learning solutions for clients, building really functional user interfaces for 3rd party learning systems, and consulting on data structures and platforms for clients. Matt’s experience with xAPI makes him invaluable to our clients.

Matt’s background in elearning development, computer graphics, 3-D animation and film-making give him unique insight to the needs of learning developers.

Erin Steller
Erin StellerClient Experience
Erin handles some of our most complex client relationships, balancing learning design & development with platform integration and custom software. She leads our LMS implementation and administration services, leveraging her experience as an information architect and user experience designer to great advantage for our clients.

Erin is a wanderer at heart, whether by foot, bike or camper van! She is always on the lookout for a challenging trail, a new city to explore or the perfect plate of nachos.

Linda Yesh-McMaster
Linda Yesh-McMasterClient Experience
Linda leverages her human resource experience to design and deliver training for our clients as one of our instructional designers. With a background in needs analysis and training delivery she brings her experience into the design of learning solutions that meet client needs while engaging the learner.

Linda loves the sun and sand, lives on a lake, and spends vacation time on a beach.

Rachel Grant
Rachel GrantLearning Experience Development
Rachel wears many hats! She’s a member of our instructional design team. She loves being able to use her creativity to bring engaging learning content to life.

In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with family and friends, and catching up on the latest true crime podcasts and documentaries.

Marijn Meijer
Marijn MeijerLearning Experience Design
Marijn has a master’s degree in Industrial /Organizational Behavior Management from Western Michigan University. He is enthusiastically applying all of that great academic knowledge to developing learning experiences for our clients.

He pronounces his name (ma-Ryan or ma-Rhine) Meijer (MY-er) and, in his free time, Marijn competes in trading card game tournaments and can be found exploring nature one way or another.

Dean Castile
Dean CastileLearning Experience Development
Dean manages to blend his career in music production with skills in software testing and cloud computing here at TorranceLearning. He manages video production projects, supports our LMS, and provides internal IT support.

Dean volunteers with the Chelsea Marching Band and enjoys watching his son compete in the Special Olympics.

Zari Ozturk
Zari OzturkLearning Experience Development
Zari brings her experience in media and communication to create learning experiences for our clients as one of our instructional developers. With a background in publishing and journalism she brings her analytical eye to ensure we develop learning that is creative while still clearly communicating key points to learners.

Zari has written two children’s books, directed two award winning short films and a documentary. She’s translated seven children’s books from English to Turkish and coordinated the publishing of over a hundred books.

Carolyn Callery
Carolyn CalleryLearning Experience Design
Carolyn is one of our instructional designers with a background in customer service management and instructor-led training for search engine marketing. Her customer service experience and education in the social work field provides her with a skillset to meet the client “where they are” and work to provide excellent customer interactions and results. She loves to get people excited about learning.

In her spare time, Carolyn enjoys reading, writing, cooking, petting dogs, and long walks on the beach.

Joan Tobin
Joan TobinLearning Experience Design
Joan brings her enthusiasm for design and delivery to every project. Her background in manufacturing, retail, and sales – coupled with her experience in facilitation and human resources – helps her create practical and engaging learning solutions.

Joan enjoys playing softball, golf, and watching college hoops. (Go Green!) She loves to travel and palm trees make her happy.

Molly Merkel
Molly MerkelLearning Experience Design
Molly is one of our Instructional Designers with a background in teaching English as a second language. Her experience developing and leading classroom learning helps her approach her work here at TorranceLearning from a learner’s perspective.

When she’s not at work, you might find her cooking, playing table-top games, reading, or walking her dog, Django.

Dawn Putnam
Dawn PutnamLearning Experience Design
As one of our instructional designers, Dawn draws on her extensive classroom teaching experience and her experience in professional development to create engaging and effective instruction. Dawn’s background in writing is an asset in crafting a wide variety of instructional resources.

In her time away from work, Dawn chauffeurs her two teen children to various activities. When she has time to herself, she is cooking, or her nose is in a book. If you need a book recommendation, Dawn always has at least 7.

Clinton Nichols
Clinton NicholsIntern
Clinton is ready to jump in wherever needed so the team can focus on making the magic happen. Clinton brings a strong aptitude for math and programming, and loves learning and brings his smile and enthusiasm to the office every day. He believes in the TorranceLearning mission and is excited about the future of learning.

Clinton has traveled to twenty-one countries and lived in four states. He plays the trumpet with the Chelsea High School Band and composes jazz in his spare time. He also enjoys playing board games with friends and family.

Jen HoekeLearning Experience Development
Jen brings over two decades of experience designing and building creative digital learning solutions that help companies achieve their goals. She puts her UX skills to work solving problems and engaging learners. Most importantly she loves what she does, and it comes through in her work and in her relationships with clients.

When not at the computer Jen enjoys the great outdoors, whether traveling the country in the RV, portaging a canoe through the Boundary Waters wilderness, or kayaking on one of the many lakes near her home in Minneapolis, she is always up for a new adventure.

Connor StecLearning Engineering
Having built his first computer in high school and more than a dozen since, Connor is a system builder and tinkerer at heart. He’s at his best when leveraging his skills in cloud infrastructure and web development to find inclusive solutions to the unique challenges faced by the TorranceLearning team and our clients.

When he’s not exploring new technologies at his desk, Connor can be found exploring new parks and campgrounds or doing a loop at his local disc golf course.

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