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.

Steve Wallag-Muno
Steve Wallag-MunoCOO | Integrator
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 Solutions
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.

Matt Robinson
Matt RobinsonFinancial Specialist
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.

Jami Washington
Jami WashingtonExperience Host
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.

Barb Fleming
Barb FlemingInstructional Design Team Lead
Barb brings her experience with learning project management to handle project logistics as Instructional Design 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.

Leanne Gee
Leanne GeeCourse Development Team Lead
As our Learning 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.

Matt Kliewer
Matt KliewerSoftware & Platforms Team Lead
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 elearning developers.

Jessica Jackson, M. Ed, MBA
Jessica Jackson, M. Ed, MBA Instructional Designer
Jessica brings a myriad of educational experiences to 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.

Linda Yesh-McMaster
Linda Yesh-McMasterSenior Instructional Designer
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 and spends vacation time on a beach.

Erin Steller
Erin StellerLMS Maven | UX Specialist
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.

Dean Castile
Dean CastileCourse Developer | Office Technology Specialist
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 and provides internal IT support.

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

Rachel Grant
Rachel GrantCourse Developer
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 MeijerInstructional Designer
Marijn pronounces his name (ma-Ryan or ma-Rhine) Meijer (MY-er) and 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.

In his free time Marijn competes in trading card game tournaments and can be found exploring nature one way or another.

Molly Merkel
Molly MerkelInstructional Designer
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.

Zari Ozturk
Zari OzturkCourse Developer
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 CalleryInstructional Designer
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 TobinInstructional Designer
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.

Dawn Putnam
Dawn PutnamInstructional Designer
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 elearning.

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.

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