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Jo Baker

I’ve worked in the professional development field for nearly 20 years. Six years ago, I transitioned from managing face-to-face training programs to developing E-learning programs. I work with corporate and healthcare clients to design meaningful online learning experiences that incorporate micro-learning, learner-led design, scenarios, and story-telling. I have a Master's degree in Education from the Information Science and Learning Technology program at the University of Missouri, as well as an Online Educator graduate certificate.

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Josh Bancroft

Josh Bancroft is a radically-inclusive learning scientist that embraces complexity, emergent strategy, and the incredible power of learning as liberation. He combines a Masters background in adult learning from Oregon State with over 20 years of experience in industry building communities of practice online and face to face. 

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Laura Boehme

Laura Boehme is currently serving as the Chief Information Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer at Central Oregon Community College (COCC) and has worked at COCC for 11+ years. Laura provides day-to-day leadership and management of technology and human resources services. Laura also teaches business, project management, e-learning/design, computer applications, education, and human resources management courses at the COCC, OSU, and Purdue. Prior work experience includes fifteen years as a Personnel and Business Manager at Oregon State University, and ten years as a Project Manager and Systems Manager in the software development industry. Ms. Boehme earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Oregon State University with an emphasis on technology readiness and adoption. Laura holds current certifications in Project Management (PMP), Quality Matters, ITIL Foundations, and 6Sigma Yellow and Green Belt. Laura has extensive experience with education, teaching, contracts, budgets, technology, employee relations, and organizational leadership and behavior. On a personal front, Laura and her family have lived in Bend for 20 years, enjoying the beautiful outdoors via biking, running, and hiking.

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John Drischell

John Drischell is a university educator, serving as both an adjunct for the speech communication department and an instructional designer for the professional development of educators. While designing and delivering courses for eight years, he has taught across different institutions including the University of Pittsburgh, Clark College, and Oregon State University. He received his masters degree from Oregon State University in interdisciplinary studies focusing on communication and rhetoric. He holds certifications in APPQMR, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Professional Faculty in eLearning (PFE) and several QM-certified courses (Quality Matters Review Board). John strives to enhance his online teaching strategies by bringing as much energy and realism into technology. Teaching from a student perspective has allowed him to focus on reflective learning, hybrid & blended course design, accessibility, and flexible approaches to have realistic outcomes in maximizing learning. 

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Erin Hicks

Erin Hicks is a museum professional with a love of lifelong informal learning - especially the kind of learning that takes place in museums! With a master's degree in museum studies from SUNY Buffalo State in Buffalo, NY, she comes from an arts and humanities educational background. Her professional experiences span the interdisciplinary museum areas of visitor experience and education, object-based research and interpretation, and museum planning and exhibit design. Some of her favorite ways of engaging in informal learning include experimenting with watercolor painting, listening to birds, browsing library shelves, and camping in state parks.


Lynne L. Hindman

Lynne L. Hindman, PhD has earned four degrees in the field of education: a B.S., M.Ed., Ed. Specialist, and PhD, and is a highly qualified Instructional/LXD Designer. As a member of Oregon State University’s graduate faculty she teaches Masters & Doctoral classes for OSU’s Adult & Higher Education Leadership program. As a certified Quality Matters™ Master Reviewer she supports faculty around the globe as they develop and certify their online courses. She is a proud mother of four; boy-girl twins and two bio-daughters. She is married to Dr. Greg Hindman and they reside in Philomath, Oregon.

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Sarah Sheldrick 

Sarah has spent her professional career focused ethical and effective skills for oral and written communication. She has extensive and an expert knowledge of public relations, organizational communication, and public speaking. She also brings knowledge of conflict resolution, stakeholder engagement, and a creative approach to collaborative problem solving. Her current research project is looking at Nestle Waters North America and the communication process that is inclusive of local communities, awareness of environmental risk, and drinking water scarcity. Sarah has a Master's degree in communication and film studies, and is currently an environmental sciences PhD candidate.

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Jennifer Wyld

Jennifer Wyld began her education journey as a classroom assistant in a Montessori primary classroom in Austin, Texas.  In over thirty years, she has served in a variety of roles in Montessori schools and is currently in an administrative role at a public Montessori program in the Portland, Oregon area.  She has a BA in Latin and an MA in Geography with an emphasis on environmental education, as well as an MEd in Montessori elementary education.  After 20 years in the classroom, she returned to graduate school at Oregon State University, pursuing a PhD in Free Choice Learning.  Her dissertation research focused on how participation in an after-school game design program impacted adolescent identity around STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Much of her work in academia has focused on issues of equity in educational opportunities, alternative educational experiences, and the emerging Maker education movement.

She lives in Vancouver, WA with her partner and has two adult daughters, one who is a Montessori elementary guide, and other is a STEM librarian at UW in Seattle. She enjoys long walks, watching movies, and knitting during meetings.