Professional Career

2005 – Present

aNm is a Native American–owned studio 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 leverages cutting-edge technology and tools such as HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, WebGL, Storyline, Captivate, iSpring, Android Studio, and more. aNm is proud to count among its numerous clientele various Native American tribal entities such as the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma, Chickasaw Nation Industries, the Comanche Nation Cultural Center and Museum, the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, and the Pawnee Nation. aNm also has US federal contracts with entities such as 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

2016 – Present

Integral part of Pearson’s Learning and Development team that designs and develops innovative and engaging learning solutions. Works with team members to create custom learning solutions that enable personalized and engaging experiences for Pearson employees while meeting business needs — all of which support the Pearson global learning and development initiatives. Builds and develops web-based solutions and applications using current scripting languages and authoring tools. Responsible for various web-related coding and programming tasks, from the construction of front-end to embedded applications. Develops code that integrates artwork, text, video, and sound. Ensures that content is functional across different platforms and conforms to WCAG 2.1 accessibility standards. Keeps abreast of the latest updates and trends in browser specifications and technology. Key highlights: serving on enterprise-level learning management system migration team; establishing recurrent meetings and in-depth discussions among various members of Pearson’s accessibility team on establishing best practices to ensure eLearning content meets WCAG 2.1 conformance; working closely with team’s Lead Developer to develop code for high-visibility learner-centric web application in Ember; providing vital informational presentations and real-world demonstrations of innovative technology for more engaging and immersive learning content to key line-of-business participants; and working extensively with internal and external customers to author and deliver bespoke learner-centric eLearning content.

“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

2014 – 2016

Provided highly customized, reliable, and relevant learning and development solutions for ANI’s eLearning initiatives, operating within an Agile development pipeline. Provided customized instructional design and content development, utilizing various development tools and IDEs – such as Storyline, Captivate, iSpring, and Dreamweaver – as well as various computer programming codebases, libraries, and frameworks, such as HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, Perl/CGI, RESTful API, SCORM, and more. Focus included 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

2011 – 2014

Authored education and training content across all formats: instructor-led, asynchronous online, blended, and mobile platforms. Development Lead on various eLearning software and programming efforts; digital media design and creation; development of visual rhetoric and associated graphic solutions. Developed and tested content for Section 508 conformance. Designed and delivered 3D modeling, animation, simulation, video games. Spotlight on the following integral contributions: developing custom eLearning content for various federal clients, including the US Army, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Aviation Safety Inspectors (ASIs) program; and creating custom 3D models and authoring immersive 3D simulations for the US Air Force’s Air Force Medical Modeling and Simulation Training (AFMMAST) program and the Defense Security Service (DSS), and the FAA’s 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

2008 – 2011

Developed interactive media and curriculum used in FAA Air Traffic Control curriculum with focus on 2D and 3D models, assets, simulation, and animation; video graphics; and various computer programming languages. Highlights: creation of an interactive visual aid demonstrating the relationship and difference between true and magnetic north (built in Flash) and creation of 3D models of various aircraft for use in 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

2005 – 2008

Provided support and consultation in the following areas: instructional design techniques for eLearning; active learning methods and instructional technology; simulation training; and serious game development. Investigated funding for innovative delivery technology, such as virtual 3D training modules and serious game simulations. Designed and maintained department websites. Facilitated Web 2.0 interfaces: departmental blog, Podcasts, and streaming video. Administrated custom Learning Management Systems (LMS). Major accomplishments include migration of .NET services from version 1.0 to 2.0 on our internal Microsoft Windows Server; initiating development of a virtual simulation training module for first-responders; and chairing the committee on Ethnic and Cultural Minority Populations and co-authoring that section for the CDC’s publication “2006-2007 Vulnerable Populations Collaboration Group Preparedness Resource Kit.”

“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

2003 – 2005

Maintained, scheduled, and provided technical support for college’s videoconferencing and distance learning technology and supporting staff. Subject Matter Expert: Multimedia/Digital Media, 2D/3D Animation; Audio/Video capture, streaming media compression. Developed and conducted various training workshops. Created Request for Proposals (RFPs) for technology upgrades. Served as backup LAN Administrator. Significant accomplishments: provided consistent hands-on maintenance of videoconferencing equipment and authored custom code for CD-ROM media.

“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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