Learning is our love.
And our life.
We work with companies and organizations to develop training and learning solutions via channels most appropriate for the target user.
As well as architecting and developing courses, we provide consultancy and needs analysis services to help you better understand the nature of the issue that the training is designed to address.
Shannon Connor CEO
Shannon founded and ran a successful on-site computer training company that thrived for ten years before she turned exclusively to instructional design and eLearning development. She founded Kick Learning in 2008.
A popular industry keynote speaker, Shannon is a seasoned instructional designer and eLearning developer. Highly-proficient with all of the authoring tools and ancillary software needed to create award-winning eLearning courses and possessing a solid understanding of adult learning models and processes, Shannon lends her expertise to all Kick projects.
Creative at heart, Shannon studied acting and improvisation for years, even starring in a few local commercials. She enjoys weaving that creativity into courses that teach concepts, change behaviors, and bring measurable results for her clients.
Marie Lowry Instructional Designer
Marie has over 25 years experience designing and developing training materials for classroom and internet-based delivery. She also has extensive experience in: process validation and documentation; corporate university structure design and development; and corporate communications.
Cleve Lee Instructional Designer
Cleve retired early from a fastener division of Stanley Black and Decker, having served as a Director of Global Sourcing and the General Manager of their European operation. He has 40 years of design and manufacturing experience and holds 5 design patents.
Having lived as an Ex-pat in Korea, France, Canada and the UK, and sourcing suppliers around the world, communication skills were critical in the transfer of technologies. Cleve brings to Kick and the work he does broad mechanical, policy, and operational expertise.
Ian White eLearning Developer
Ian has been working in eLearning for over 20 years in university and commercial environments, in a wide range of disciplines from copywriting to instructional design, media production, coding, content development, and project management.
Ian keeps himself busy playing soccer, improving his photography, and writing and recording music. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and two children.
Libby Ward Quality Assurance Analyst
Libby is a “people person” with a background in newspaper advertising, editorial writing, direct sales management, and a successful real estate career. As one of our Quality Assurance analysts, she enjoys utilizing her eye for detail and love of the written word.
Libby and her husband feel blessed to be living and working in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina.
Stephen Evans eLearning Developer
Stephen has been producing multimedia and eLearning for around 25 years in academic and commercial environments. Clients include Sony, Namco, Universal, Warner Brothers, Marvel, DC Comics, Audi and Chillingo.
Stephen lives in Fife, Scotland. As well as guest lecturing at The Glasgow School of Art and The School of Sound Engineering, he fills his spare time looking after his family, biking, keeping the jukebox stocked with old 45’s, music making and trying to tame the garden!
Madeleine Rotrand Instructional Designer / Developer
Maddie has a decade of experience in the field of education, in which she designed innovative learning solutions for multiple school boards. Maddie also has a background in party politics, in which she developed training materials used to facilitate the electoral process .
Maddie lives in Montreal, Quebec. She holds two Bachelor Degrees and a Masters of Education Technology from Concordia University. She is a lover of games and enjoys incorporating this passion into her designs.
Aaron Doxey Graphic Designer / Developer
Aaron is a multi-disciplinary graphic designer and eLearning developer, focused on creating rich environments of learning in both print and digital media. For the past 9 years he had been developing engaging training with an uncompromising focus on effective design.
In his free time he likes to play the drums, ride motorcycles, and enjoy Denver’s tasty microbrews.
Lisa Gropman Instructional Designer
Lisa brings over twelve years of experience as a documentation specialist, instructional designer and trainer in both the private and public sectors. Training and documentation bring together two of Lisa’a passions: understanding behaviors and learning. She also has strong business analyst and project management experience coupled with a proven ability to identify core business needs and translate them into appropriate solutions and deliverables.
Lisa lives in NH with her husband, 2 children, and her boxer dog. In her downtime, she enjoys cooking, everything fitness related and listening to music.
Caroline Galvan Quality Assurance Analyst
Caroline is focused on bridging the gap between technical information and meaningful content. In her past work, she used this approach in writing and revising technical educational reports. Caroline’s love of language has matured with her experience in public communications, legislative research, and technical editing.
Caroline lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina and enjoys hiking and biking the mountains with her husband. A self-professing bookworm, Caroline loves to read and travel to the places in her books.
Ann Yakimovicz Instructional Designer
Ann worked in corporate L&D in large global firms for 23 years, leading teams of ILT and elearning designers and developers, before jumping back into a hands-on design role. She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University and is an ISPI Certified Performance Technologist.
Ann and husband Steve live in Austin, Texas, where Ann is continually re-designing the native landscape of their yard.
Melanie Grafton Quality Assurance Analyst
Melanie likes to call herself a “helper”. She loves learning new skills and implementing them in ways that help other people. Using her fondness for words, she can help bring information to others by connecting technical data to easily-accessible material.
Before joining Kick, Melanie obtained a Bachelor’s degree in English from Eastern Nazarene College.
Melanie enjoys curling up with her dog, a mug of coffee, and a good book on a rainy day.
Sharon Folk Quality Assurance Analyst
Sharon has more than 15 years of experience as a programmer/analyst and technical writer for a major insurance company. Sharon decided to train in a field where she could work at night and be home with her young kids during the day, resulting in 9 years of healthcare experience in the nursing field. Today, she’s found that instructional design is the perfect mix of technology and creativity she’s been craving.
Sharon has a Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems, an Associate Degree in Nursing, and an active professional nursing license in New Jersey. Sharon loves learning and teaching new things, and considers herself a Udemy junkie.
Sharon, her husband and two kids enjoy life at the Jersey Shore. In her free time, Sharon likes to buy and make art, glass beads and jewelry. She’s a fan of science fiction movies, graphic novel art, and is a regular at Comic Con.
Jody Mitchell Instructional Designer
Jody joins our team with over 15 years of experience designing and developing computer-based and instructor-led training materials. She has extensive experience designing in the automotive, customer service, process implementation, safety, financial, and marketing fields.
Jody has a master’s degree in Instructional Technology from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s in Education from the University of Michigan. As an artist, she makes one-of-a-kind jewelry and is also an avid gardener.
Her primary motivation is helping others and she is committed to volunteering. After raising three children, Jody became a state certified firefighter and served on her city’s volunteer department for eighteen years.