E-Learning Program Manager
How long have you been with ALERRT? I have been a full-time staff member for 8 months. Prior to becoming the eLearning Program Manager, I was an Adjunct Instructor. I started taking classes with ALERRT in 2011 and I became an Instructor in 2013.
What does your day-to-day look like at ALERRT? Right now, my day-to-day varies. I am out at the range almost everyday and work on various projects as they come up. I spend time in Zoom meetings and work on filming assignments. We are recording a podcast, filming products and items for our proposed ‘Test and Evaluation’ series on YouTube, and working on an eLearning course.
What’s your favorite thing about working at ALERRT? My favorite thing about working at ALERRT is the people. I have known everyone for several years and it really is like family. I get to see them now more instead of just at conferences and on the road teaching classes.
What's one thing you couldn't live without? Several years ago, another instructor gave me a challenge coin and said, “Keep that with you, it will keep you safe.” I did not think much of it until the same instructor told me a few days later to make sure I kept the coin to make sure I was safe. Well, I am a little superstitious, so I have had the same challenge coin with me every day. I cannot leave the house without it. I have even gone back to the house to get the coin when I left it.
What is your least favorite food? I am allergic to raw tomatoes. So, that would have to be my least favorite.
What sort of pets do you have? I rescued a chihuahua puppy that I found on duty about three years ago. She is pretty cool for a four pound dog. And no, John, you can’t keep my dog.
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? I love to cook, but I hate doing the dishes.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Hire a lawyer and financial advisor, then another lawyer and financial advisor to keep an eye on the first ones.