Meet the LPD Trainers

Get to know the Trainers of the Learning and Professional Development team.

The Team

Small_Team

The Learning and Professional Development team is a group of Instructional Designers who have a passion for developing high-quality, pedagogically-sound learning materials for NAU’s diverse community of Faculty, Staff, and Students. They specialize in the development of eLearning Courses specifically for the training needs of the NAU community and teaching a variety of hands-on courses related to technologies supported by NAU Information Technology Services.


Visit us at www.nau.edu/its/learn to find out more about the services we offer. We are also available to develop custom trainings and eLearning modules for NAU departments. Contact us at prodev@nau.edu with your training needs!




top

Steve Montague: Team Lead

Steve

Degree:

AA. CIS
BS BA Management

Certifications:

Microsoft Certified Trainer
MCAS 2007, 2010

About:

With over a decade of experience with instructional design and professional development in higher education at Northern Arizona University, Steve is keenly aware of the challenges facing higher education. More is being required of faculty, staff, and students than ever before. Technology allows us to reach more people and perform more tasks, but technology is only effective when seamlessly woven in to learning experience. Steve focuses on using the ADDIE model for development and is always willing to help others in the learning community enrich their content. In Steve's spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, and enjoy the beauties that Flagstaff and Arizona have to offer. Steve is a member of several professional organizations and groups:
  •          Project Management Institute (PMI)
  •          eLearning Guild
  •          ASTD

Alex Hatcher

Alex

Degree:

B.A. Anthropology
M.A. Anthropology M.Ed. Educational Technology

Certifications:

Microsoft Certified Trainer
Microsoft Office Specialist
Adobe Certified Associate in Web Communication using Adobe Dreamweaver CS6

About:

Alex has been a part of NAU's Learning and Professional Development team since 2011 and has played various other support and training roles within NAU ITS since 2008. Through her unique experience in both anthropology and the IT world, she understands the interactions between people and technology and focuses on the communicative power of technology. Alex believes that with the right training, everyone can use technology to enhance their daily lives. Alex is a life long learner and geek at heart.

Savannah Barr

Savannah

Certifications:

Microsoft Certified Trainer
Microsoft Office Specialist
Adobe Certified Associate in Web Communication using Adobe Dreamweaver CS6

About:

Savannah has been a part of NAU's Learning and Professional Development team since 2011. Because of her graphic design background, Savannah believes that good design and successful technology go hand in hand. It is her goal to use visually appealing trainings to engage users and make learning more enjoyable. In her free time, Savannah enjoys painting and drawing, and volunteering both on campus and in the Flagstaff community. 

Kegan Remington

Kegan

Degree:

B.S. Computer Information Systems
M.Ed. Educational Technology

Certifications:

Microsoft Certified Trainer
Microsoft Office Specialist
Adobe Certified Associate in Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop CS6

About:

Kegan, the Senior Instruction Designer on the Learning and Professional Development team, has been an Instructional Technology Specialist and active learning advocate in higher education since 2006. He has a keen interest in developing life-long learning opportunities, and helping people gain the technical skills necessary to operate in an increasingly digital society. In addition to his technology focus in higher education, Kegan is also an outdoor enthusiast, conservationist, and avid advocate for childhood programs throughout Arizona. He is an active volunteer and founding member of the Southwest Kids’ Cancer Foundation, and an activity coordinator with Arizona Camp Sunrise, a summer camp experience for kids who have or have had cancer.

Audrey Nagel

Audrey

Degree:

B.S. Electronic Media and Film: Entertainment Management Minor: International Communication
M.Ed. Educational Technology

About:

Audrey is new to the Learning and Professional Development team and comes with a background in broadcast media. With her experience as a newsroom weather director and on-screen talent, as well as multiple years of experience teaching in a university classroom setting, Audrey brings a unique perspective to the LPD team. She understands the importance of effectively presenting pertinent information both on and off camera to maximize the audience’s retention of learning material. She is passionate about the way video/audio is produced. Information, whether educational or for entertainment, cannot be absorbed or enjoyed if the video is not produced in an engaging manner. Framing, lighting, audio, presence of the talent, information being relayed, etc. all must be considered, and each focused on individually, to have a polished and engaging final product. Audrey believes that educational videos can and should be fun as that is the best way to captivate your audience while still delivering the intended message.


Brienna Trow

Brienna

About:

Bri has been on the Learning and Professional Development team since September of 2013. She is currently pursuing a dual major in Special Education and Elementary Education at NAU. Bri’s professional strengths lie in her creativity and knowledge of multimedia editing, which are important aspects of the Instructional Design process. She primarily uses Adobe Captivate, Audition, and Premiere, and is dedicated to widening her knowledge of many other programs. Her primary goal is to create interesting and interactive courses in order to further enrich the learning experience.

Certifications:

Microsoft Office Specialist

Kendra Kime

Kendra

About:

Kendra is a sophomore at Northern Arizona University where she is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education with a focus on becoming a Kindergarten teacher. In addition, she is minoring in Spanish to enhance her teaching repertoire, and to connect with a more diverse student population.

She joined the Learning & Professional Development team in 2014 as a student worker. She is working with different software programs and teaches various training courses to fellow students and staff of NAU. This opportunity allows her to gain valuable skills and knowledge that she is utilizing to help further her teaching career. In her free time, Kendra enjoys painting and volunteering on campus, as well as in the Flagstaff community.


top

Related Services

Not available to students Available to facultyAvailable to staff

Training is provided on ITS supported software. 

top