Better learning. Better results.
I'm passionate about instructional design, visual communication, collaboration, data analysis, leadership development, meaningful interactions, effective communication, and technology.
My work weaves together instructional design, dispute resolution, and technical know-how. I utilize my knowledge of adult learning theory to develop impactful learning, and rely on my dispute resolution background to serve clients in the role of the effective consultant. I understand the importance of asking the right questions, in the right way, at the right time, to get the right results.
Instructional design, adult learning, facilitation, mediation, consultation, leadership, diversity & inclusion training, data analytics, web design, programming and development.
You're looking at it! I enjoy building websites because doing so provides me constant opportunities to continuously improve my HTML, CSS, JS, Bootstrap, jQuery, and JSON chops. I've built sites for myself, my friends, class, and various non-profits.
Masters degree in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution from Creighton University School of Law. Service with the Center for Dialogue & Resolution as a Mediator and Program Manger for their Restorative Justice Youth Peer Court program.
With years of mediation & Instructional Design under my belt, I've learned a bit about asking the right questions, in the right way, at the right time.
Developed in-house succession planning apps and worked with Organizational Development for companies with 1500+ employees.
I love data. Collecting it, analyzing it, dissecting it, and visually presenting it such that others can get what they need from it.
Talent management, recruitment, onboarding, course design, content management, learner engagement, and instructional design.
I have the extreme pleasure of working with CBT Nuggets in Eugene, OR.
Our mission is to empower life-long learners by continuously improving the IT learner experience. We specialize in creating engaging, IT instructional videos. My role involves promoting Instructional Design best practices & learning theory, creating course outlines, curating learning paths, content management, instructor recruitment and onboarding.
Underneath the shine of the design, I rely on my background in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution to ask the right questions, at the right time to produce results. I believe the work we do should be clear, objective, and measurable.
My professional experience has culminated into my current, multi-faceted role of hiring top-talent, onboarding & coaching team members, teaching instructional design best practices, and following my passion for dispute resolution and leadership.
Recruitment & Onboarding
I recruit and train world-class IT-content creators from around the world. I'm constantly learning new things, improving my process, and meeting amazing people!
2012 - Now
ILT, vILT, and eLearning
Adult learning theory, classroom & online learning, eLearning modules, leadership training, screencasting, videos, interactive assessment tools, dynamic job aids, and more.
2006 - Now
Center for Dialogue & Resolution
What started as a Conflict Resolution Training from the University Oregon School of Law turned into a passion, an education, and a opportunity to volunteer and make my community a better place.
2000 - Now
Banjo, Guitar, Upright Bass, Vocalist
When I'm not developing visual designs, I'm usually composing new songs. My hobbies include hosting open mics & jam circles, band practice, gigging, and producing mini-festivals.
I'm a life long learner. I study language, both verbal and computer. I study design. I study people and interactions. I study... a lot. And I'm always on a quest for more knowledge.
MS Negotiation & Conflict Dispute Resolution
Received Masters degree, graduated Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA, and awarded Student of the Year.
University of Northern Iowa
Received Bachelor's degree in History. Graduated Cum Laude from College of Social Sciences.
TEFL Certificate, Mandarin Chinese
Studied Mandarin at Peking University. Received a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate. Moved to Shenzhen and taught English to 14 - 18 year old students.
Leadership & Programming
LinkedIn Learning, CodeCademy, KhanAcademy
I'm a life-long-learner. I keep up to date on modern practices via online learning resources. Some folks tell me I have a learning problem. Maybe I do. It's the one thing I don't want to figure out.
“ Mat has an amazing ability to keep a group setting fun, safe, and open to let creativity and problem-solving flow. His technical background and dedication to every single detail of any project makes the outcome a guaranteed success. ”
“ Mat is very passionate about his field of training/eLearning design. He is very talented, creative, and innovative in all that he dives into. His dedication to educating his colleagues and creating a learning environment that’s engaging is truly motivating and contagious.. ”
“ Since I met him as a student in our masters degree program in negotiation and dispute resolution, he has exhibited nothing but the highest level of commitment to success. He contributed many layers of insightful, thought provoking discussions. ”
I can be reached through various online resources and hope to hear from you. I'm always looking for new projects, new teams, and new opportunities.