Over 25 years of combined experience in organizational development, instructional design, business coaching, leadership development, and experiential learning, has allowed Ron to work with a broad array of customers, ranging from schools like Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Harvard Business School to multinational companies like BP, Canon, Sanofi and Conoco Phillips. Ron designs and develops e-Learning solutions using Articulate tools, and teaches courses in Articulate, Rapid e-Learning, and Storyline. At home, Ron enjoys spending time with his wife, playing the guitar, the writings of CS Lewis, and the outdoors (kayaking, rock climbing).
Chief Learning Officer
A proud graduate from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!), Brooke began her career in training as a Technical Writer for a software development company. That role quickly morphed into designing and programming Computer-Based Training modules, which she continued for the next 10 years. Her next venture took her passions for learning and project management to the next level as she tackled administering and managing the enterprise-wide Learning Management System for the Commonwealth of Virginia. At Yukon Learning, she has found her true home and leads our merry band of developers. When not nerding out over something e-Learning related, she can be found goofing off in the company of life-long friends, her hubby, and two boys.
Executive Vice President
Having graduated from Longwood College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Kim has fine tuned her operational skills over the last 15 years. Currently, she has assisted everyone from teammates to vendors to customers with various needs. Her main focus currently is the Articulate Suite of tools and the logistics associated with providing training to customers. When she is not coordinating logistics, she is a taxi, baker, and greatest fan to her son, Brandon. Her creative outlet is baking goodies for her friends, family, and co-workers.
Executive Vice President
Stefanie earned her BS in IT and received her MBA from WGU. Before Yukon, she spent just over seven years training software products and policies, as well as developing e-Learning content for various departments in a school system. Now working with Yukon, she develops content for customers when she’s not teaching the Articulate products to other e-Learning content developers. Off the clock, she’s working hard at her family life with her husband and twins.
Senior Product Manager
Melissa graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and the University of Richmond with an early elementary teaching certificate. She taught elementary school right here in Richmond and focused on the importance of twenty-first century skill development, by incorporating engaging technologies in the classroom and inspiring her peers. Before joining the team at Yukon, she held the titles of Senior Quality Assurance Analyst and Project Coordinator for an agile software development company. At Yukon, Melissa is able to combine all of her past skills to make sure everything stays on track. When she’s not at Yukon keeping ducks in a row, you will find her spending time with her husband gardening, hiking, or simply enjoying time outdoors.
Katie earned her BS in Business Management from Appalachian State University. Joining the Yukon Learning team in 2010, Katie began creating e-Learning modules, as well as teaching the Articulate suite of tools to other e-Learning content developers from a variety of industries. Her relaxed, yet thorough training style has proven to be the perfect recipe for an effective learning process. When she’s not training and building courses, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son at home in North Carolina.
Development Team Lead
Raye holds a BA in English Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and an MS in Behavioral Science from Cameron University. A well-traveled military spouse, her family’s journeys have led her to occupations in education, community mobilization, and training. Beginning her career in e-Learning developing for a government agency, she also worked as a consultant specializing in social media and technology training. As a member of the Yukon Learning team, she instructs fellow e-Learning content developers on the Articulate products and also develops herself. In her spare time, she enjoys going on adventures with her husband and daughter, traveling to her home state of Oklahoma (Thunder UP!), and feeding her inner geek with everything Doctor Who.
Development Team Lead
Coming from a background working in research laboratories, Ming joined Yukon Learning shortly after graduating from Duke University with a degree in Engineering. As a key member of the custom development team, he works to develop intuitive, interactive learning modules with high aesthetic appeal and pedagogical efficacy for customers such as PepsiCo, Canon, and Sanofi.
Gao Mingming Yang
After receiving an Information Science degree from ECPI University, Daniel has spent years providing a wide range of technological support for the company, our partners, and our customers. His expertise in the field of systems, IT, software, and technology keeps Yukon up and running. He also developed a passion for creating simulations and systems-based training. When Daniel is not supporting all that Yukon Learning has to offer, he enjoys going to the gym and spending quality time with his family.
Simulation Developer/Technology Manager
Kelsea graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice. After receiving her Master’s from Wake Forest University, Kelsea worked in insurance billing where she found her specialty in organizing and logistics. She brings these logistic skills to the Yukon Learning training team. Out of the office, you can find Kelsea having fun adventures outdoors, at sporting events (GO CAPS!), and also traveling.
John has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from St. John’s University in Minnesota and received his MBA from St. Leo University in Florida. He has a passion for learning and has spent the last 19 years in various training and development roles in several industries, including presentation technology and financial services. John creates an environment that is both informative and entertaining, utilizing humor and storytelling techniques, all while never losing sight of the ultimate goal: the success of the learner. As a Senior Learning Consultant at Yukon Learning, he collaborates with customers to develop effective e-Learning solutions while also providing customer training and support for the Articulate suite of products. When he’s away from the office, he enjoys playing the piano and is our resident video game and movie critic (especially anything involving Star Wars, Indiana Jones, or Disney). He and his wife, Maureen, enjoy traveling and are the proud parents of two Basset Hounds, Otto and Penny.
Senior Learning Director
Shane brings more than 20 years of learning and development experience to the table as a trainer and developer for Yukon Learning. He honed his craft conducting certified technical training courses for IT industry vendors such as Microsoft, Novell, and CompTIA. This led to consulting opportunities in Canada and abroad with clients in the oil and gas, banking, and health care sectors. Shane has worn many hats in his career – writer, researcher, instructor, marketer, IT guy – and each facilitated a natural transition to e-Learning design and development. When not pounding the pavement as an avid runner or scaling peaks in the Rockies near his home, Shane teaches classes in Mandarin Chinese.
Senior Learning Director
Emily graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor’s degree in Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication with a minor in Educational Media. Jumping straight into the publication and document design world after college, Emily began working for a private aviation company in their publication department. After realizing she wasn’t a big fan of flying, she set her sights on Richmond after a short stint in Maryland managing her family’s small business. Combining her love of art, design, education and user experience, Emily joins the Yukon Learning team as a Learning Specialist. Out of work you can find her exploring her new city, at the closest theater, or making friends with a near-by dog.
Alex earned her Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University, with focuses in design, typography, multimedia journalism, and public relations. She headed several communications projects in the Central Virginia area and the Old Dominion’s capitol city, to include working with nonprofits and operating as Director of Outreach for a local business. Following an intuitive feeling, Alex discovered her home at Yukon, where she contributes to the team as a developer and a trainer in the Articulate tools. Her free time is spent playing around at the dog park and animal shelter, chipping in to clean up the James River, and taking in local culture.
Sean graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Studies and Planning. As part of the team at Yukon Learning, Sean has been enjoying using his creativity and ingenuity in the realm of e-Learning. When not helping develop interactive modules, he can be found at home watching a black and white Chanbara film, crafting scenarios for his next table-table gaming campaign and spending time with his wonderful wife and two feline companions.
Ashley received her Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Creative Advertising with a minor in Psychology. Before joining the team at Yukon, she worked in various graphic design roles. From there she developed an interest in finding creative solutions for effective communication, particularly when it came to education through visual and interactive design. In her free time, she enjoys cooking new dishes, hiking, and discovering all the art that Richmond has to offer.
Will received his Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Environmental Studies with a minor in Philosophy. Since joining the Yukon Learning team, Will has enjoyed coming up with creative solutions to convey information in eLearning. In his free time, Will enjoys hiking, tabletop gaming with friends, and biking around the city.
Calie graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She spent time abroad in the Czech Republic, interning for UNICEF, before becoming a part of the Yukon team. When she’s not developing e-learning courses, she enjoys running around Richmond, reading, and gardening indoors.
Katie graduated from Randolph-Macon College with a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics, and a minor in Studio Art. For Katie, developing e-learning courses at Yukon was the perfect combination of the two. When she’s not developing e-learning courses, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, going on adventures, and watching movies with her two miniature Australian shepherds.
Rebecca earned her Commercial Photography and Digital Imaging and Design certificates from JTCC in Midlothian, VA. With a background in graphic design Rebecca joins the team as a Learning Specialist. Out of work you can find her enjoying time with friends, discovering new board games to add to her collection, and learning how to garden in her city apartment.
Blake earned his Bachelors of Social Science from Michigan State University (Go Green!) with a degree in Urban and Regional Planning with a Specialization in Environmental Studies and received a Masters of Public Administration, Public Management, from Grand Valley State University. Blake has provided services in the public / nonprofit sector since 2006 with a passion of empowering others through education and innovative engagement, which lead him to the Yukon Learning team. When not developing e-learning content, he can be found enjoying tabletop games, hosting potlucks, exploring the cityscape, reading, and hanging out with his wife and three adopted shelter pets.
Paul studied English at Virginia Commonwealth University after developing an affinity for creative writing at a young age. He joins the Yukon team as a Learning Specialist, and takes pleasure in building the animations and illustrations that bring text to life. Outside of the office, you might find Paul at his desk writing comics, drawing, and recording music, or outside on the James River.