Professional Career

CIO & CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIST – ANM
2005 – Present

aNm is a Native American / Indigenous –owned consultancy that provides custom creative and technical solutions: comics and graphic novels; software and mobile app development; interactive 3D simulations and video games; and 2D animations. aNm is proud to count among its numerous clientele: Caddo Nation of Oklahoma, Chickasaw Nation Industries, Comanche Nation Cultural Center and Museum, Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Pawnee Nation, and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.

“Michael is a talented professional who brings creative, innovative approaches to any project he undertakes. His knowledge of the latest technologies is truly unparalleled. He would be a strong asset to any team!”

Karen Paul, CFRE
Director of Development | Grants | Foundations

SENIOR WEB DEVELOPER – PEARSON
2016 – 2019

Integral part of Pearson’s Learning and Development team that designs and develops innovative and engaging learning solutions.

  • Designed and developed bespoke and learner-centric eLearning content and applications leveraging responsive web design built with rapid-development tools – Captivate, Storyline, etc. – and model–view–viewmodel (MVVM) framework, EmberJS.
  • Integral member of migration team for enterprise-level learning management system (LMS).
  • Organized recurrent in-depth discussions among various members of accessibility team on establishing best practices to ensure eLearning content met WCAG 2.1 AA conformance.
  • Steered vital informational presentations and real-world demonstrations of innovative technology for more engaging and immersive learning content to key line-of-business participants.

“I have had the great pleasure of working with Michael across various projects during our time together at Pearson and I always learn something new when I partner with him. Michael is extremely creative, thoughtful and considered and helps those who may not have the same level of knowledge to really understand the details and learn at the same time. Michael is a fantastic thought partner with a high level of integrity and I would not hesitate to either work with him in the future or recommend him as he would be an asset to any team and business.”

Jennifer Parry
Global Learning and Development Manager at Pearson

DIRECTOR OF LEARNING TECHNOLOGY – ADVANCED NETWORK INFORMATION (ANI)
2014 – 2016

  • Provided highly customized instructional content development utilizing multiple programming code languages, development tools, and integrated development environments (IDE)s.
  • Piloted proof-of-concept curated learning content software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform built with Drupal backend.
  • Primary point-of-contact for development of custom learning solutions for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Visa, and Cisco.

“I worked with Michael and his team to develop a large-scale training program (targeting 1000+ employees) in our division at Cisco. ANI effectively translated basic learning material of varying maturity into an end to end interactive, dynamic two-hour training. In our engagement with Michael’s team at ANI, our expectations were either met or exceeded. We received the support we needed in terms of progress reports, showcase/demonstration and technical clarifications. Michael is not only skilled in his field, but a great collaborator and communicator. I recommend him without reservation, and hope to work with him again in the future. Thank you, Michael!”

Silma Lange
People Development | Diversity and Inclusion | Sales Enablement

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER – ICF INTERNATIONAL
2011 – 2014

  • Authored 3D modeling, animation, simulation, video games for US Army, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Safety Inspectors (ASI) program.
  • Created custom 3D models and authoring immersive 3D simulations for US Air Force Air Force Medical Modeling and Simulation Training (AFMMAST), Defense Security Service (DSS), and the FAA Aviation Safety Inspectors, Interactive Systems Review (ISR).

“Michael is one of the most creative individuals I have had the pleasure of working with. He has the rare ability to easily traverse between technical, creative, academic, and artistic worlds. He has an ability to pull disparate team members together and to accomplish complex tasks under tight deadlines. His ability to communicate effectively with other team members and his expertise in eLearning technology made Michael a ‘go-to’ person for many important projects and proposals. Michael also published and presented at conferences represented ICF skillfully, and helped to establish connections with valuable partner organizations and businesses. Michael is a tremendous asset to an organization or team.”

George Napier
Managing Principal at Soundware Media

DESIGNER – 3D GRAPHICS ARTIST – RAYTHEON PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
2008 – 2011

  • Developed interactive media for FAA Air Traffic Control curriculum leveraging 2D and 3D models, assets, simulation, and animation; video graphics; and various computer programming languages.
  • Created of 3D models of various aircraft for use in air traffic controller curriculum.

“Michael is a creative professional whose rigorous love for learning and exploring new ways of visualizing have propelled him to success in very dynamic fields. He is a consummate professional whose talents are many and varied; during the time we worked together on the ATISS Contract at the FAA Academy, I had several opportunities to witness his creativity, meticulous attention to detail, and going ‘above and beyond’ firsthand. He is an excellent communicator, a fantastic artist, and an all-around great guy.”

Tammara Williams-Dias
Instructional Systems Designer, Educator and Academic Technologist

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN SPECIALIST – COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
2005 – 2008

  • Provided support and consultation for instructional technology, simulation training, and serious game development. Administrated custom Learning Management Systems (LMS).
  • Initiated development of virtual simulation training module for first-responders.
  • Chaired committee on Ethnic and Cultural Minority Populations and co-authored CDC publication.

“Michael has been a tremendous asset to the Southwest Center for Public Health Preparedness. He has served as the lead for development of game and simulation training modules, designed a newsletter and blog to disseminate timely information and announcements, developed and maintained a learning management system and tools, and has been an integral figure in determining future goals of the agency. He is a pleasure to work with, is conscientious and meticulous, and has been committed to identifying future funding opportunities.”

Tracey Burton
Program Coordinator, Southwest Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center

MULTIMEDIA EDUCATION SPECIALIST – COLLEGE OF NURSING, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
2003 – 2005

  • Maintained, scheduled, and provided technical support for college’s videoconferencing and distance learning technology.
  • Created Request for Proposals (RFPs) for technology upgrades.
  • Interim LAN Administrator.

“Michael was our technical support contact for OUHSC IETV classes. Michael was always eager to help resolve the technical difficulties and get the students back online. We’ve worked together on many different occasions troubleshooting IETV issues, resolving some and finding working alternatives for others. It’s been my pleasure to work with Michael; his helpful, eager attitude and knowledge of telecommunications issues made solving IETV problems almost fun.”

Terry DeBock
Academic Center Math Instructor/Coordinator at Autry Technology Center

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