Megan Torrance
Megan TorranceChief Energy Officer
As our Chief Energy Officer, Megan is an Elearning guru. She brings over a decade of business consulting and project management experience to her instructional design and development work. 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.

In the little spare time that Megan has, she gardens, hikes and plays ice hockey.

Willem Van Reesema
Willem Van ReesemaClient Solutions
As our Sales Manager, Willem is focused on establishing long-term happy client relationships. He helps each new client develop their elearning business solution, scope of work, budget and contract. He takes the lead on responding to proposal requests.

After hours, Willem writes original songs on his guitar and posts them to his Instagram fan base of 36 followers comprising mostly of his immediate family members.

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 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.

Matt Robinson
Matt RobinsonFinancial Specialist
As our Financial Specialist, Matt brings his expertise in accounts receivable and accounts payable to coordinate our client billing and supplier payments. He brings over a decade worth 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.

Michelle Ucar
Michelle UcarSenior Course Developer | Client Solutions Specialist
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 WashingtonGlobal Experience Host
Jami is our Global Experience Host with a background in communication and psychology. She 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 one of our project managers and instructional designers. Her attention to detail and personal approach allows her to support 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 background in elearning development, computer graphics, 3-D animation and film-making give him unique insight to the needs of elearning developers.

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 StellerProject Manager | LMS Maven
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.

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.

Rachel Grant
Rachel GrantCourse Developer
Rachel wears many hats! She’s a member of our instructional development team and she brings her background in public relations and event management to support our popular Download and xAPI Party events. 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.

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 provide internal IT support.

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

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.

Marijn Meijer
Marijn MeijerInstructional Designer
Marijn pronounces his name (ma-ryan or ma-rhine) Meijer (MY-er) and has recently graduated from Western Michigan University with a master’s degree in Industrial /Organizational Behavior Management. He is enthusiastically applying all of that great academic knowledge to developing learning here in the world of commerce!

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

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.

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.

Alex Inman
Alex InmanSoftware Developer
With a passion for technology and learning, Alex brings the two together while developing our e-learning software at Torrance. Utilizing his background of mechanical engineering and technical training in the automotive industry, he offers quality and consistency in each and every project he puts his mind to.

Alex will get nose-deep in code while listening to a variety of podcasts about tabletop games, top technology, or what’s new in zymology. When not at the computer, he enjoys planning his next adventure, either at the gaming table or abroad.

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.

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 Torrance 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.

Clinton Nichols
Clinton NicholsIntern
Clinton is ready to jump in wherever needed so the team can focus on making the magic happen. He brings a strong aptitude for math and programming along with proficiency in paper shredding and office cleanup! Clinton loves learning and brings his smile and enthusiasm to the office every day — he believes in the Torrance 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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