I began my career in training and development in 1995 as a Zone Field Trainer for Allstate Insurance company, responsible for developing and delivering training to new and incumbent claims employees and leaders. In 2002, I moved to Farmers Insurance Company as a field trainer in the East Zone, delivering training in 25 states east of the Mississippi river. In 2004, I became one of the two first official Instructional Designers for the newly formed University of Farmers, serving primarily claims employees. Since that time, our department has grown to over 20 Instructional Designers serving over 50 delivery specialists across the country. After having spent several years as a working designer/developer/manager, in 2016, I decided to devote my efforts 100% to designing and developing online training as well as developing new designers, developers and managers as they join our ever-expanding team. I live and work from my home in Mandeville, LA, where I happily share my spare time with my wife and 12-year-old Chocolate Lab. As empty nesters, we love to travel and spend time with our two grown daughters and three awesome grandsons.