About me

I have over 22 years of experience in eLearning development, instructional design and technology support, and website design, development and management. In my current position as a Lead Instructional Designer at Denver Health, I collaborate with clincal and administrative staff to design and develop instructional materials in a variety of modalities, including self-paced eLearning modules.

I also actively explore the intersection of art and technology in my personal creative work, which includes the development and programming of interactive electronic artworks using tools such as Processing, MaxMSP, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and ESP32 microcontrollers. Additionally, I play keyboards and drums, and occasionally compose original computer-based music.

I can be reached at rich@rich-path.com or connect with me via LinkedIn .

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My work experience includes:
  • Collaborating with subject matter experts and instructors to refine and present their content in the most effective manner for their learning audience.
  • Designing and developing online and blended courses and training modules and courses that engage and empower learners.
  • Producing online instructional content including eLearning modules, videos, audio, graphics, data visualizations and custom web-based interactive learning objects.
  • Providing instructors and subject matter experts with technology expertise and instructional design guidance to successfully achieve learning outcomes.
  • Performing website usability testing and accessibility evaluation.
  • Delivering technical presentations and training for non-technical users.

I have a passion and agility for learning new applications, tools and coding languages, and also for exploring design approaches that promote effective and engaging human-computer interaction.

Technical Skills

Tools that I currently use or have previously worked with include:

eLearning development and learning management systems
Articulate 360 (incl. Storyline and Rise), Adobe Captivate, H5P framework, Cornerstone OnDemand, Canvas, Brightspace (D2L), Moodle, Blackboard, SCORM standards

Media development
Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere, Audition, Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, InDesign), Camtasia Studio, Processing, MaxMSP

Web and application development
Adobe Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Drupal, WordPress, Bootstrap, D3.js, Angular JS, JSON, XML, NodeJS, Vue.js, Python

Other tools
Microsoft Office 365, Webex, Zoom, Git, Processing, Arduino programming, Tableau, MySQL

Work Experience

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Denver Health and Hospitals Authority, Inc. - Denver, CO

  Lead Instructional Designer    May 2019 - Present

I collaborate with clinical and administrative staff to design and develop effective instructional materials that are used by thousands of staff members throughout Denver Health and address a variety of clinical and technical topics. These materials include eLearning modules, application simulations and walk-throughs, videos, job aids and tip sheets. I also:

  • Manage instructional development projects through all phases – discovery, design, review, production and final implementation.
  • Deploy instructional content on the central Cornerstone OnDemand LMS, SharePoint sites and custom-developed training resource websites.
  • Evaluate existing training content for necessary revisions and updates based on learner needs.
  • Manage work assignments, workflow and internal collaboration and support needs for an instructional design team.
  • Present novel solutions and approaches for instructional presentation.

International Paper - Memphis, TN

  Instructional Designer (remote contractor)    May 2020 - July 2022

I collaborated with subject matter experts and trainers in the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) division and the IP Leadership Institute to develop and revise content and materials for online and in-person training workshops offered to employees at multiple worksites. My development work included the creation of interactive eLearning modules, narrated presentations, graphics, PowerPoint presentations and printed resources.

University of Denver, CO

  Instructional Multimedia Developer    Oct 2015 - May 2019

Based in DU's Office of Teaching and Learning, I collaborated with faculty and staff to design and produce multimedia content for instructional use and research project support. My services included:

  • Content production for online learning, including videos, audio, case scenarios, simulations, animations, graphics, data visualizations and interactive learning objects.
  • Closely partnering with DU's Center for Statistics and Visualization and the campus Video Creation Studio on project production.
  • Providing training and guidance on the effective use of appropriate tools, technologies and resources for achieving instructional goals.
  • Managing production projects from needs assessment and prototyping to final implementation.

Beyond Campus Innovations - Greenwood Village, CO

  Multimedia Developer (remote contractor)    Aug 2017 - Aug 2018

I developed and revised online courses for BCI clients, which included creating interactive learning activities, graphics and multimedia content. I also performed quality assurance reviews of courses before their final implementation.

Academic Technology, University of Wisconsin – Madison

  Senior Instructional Design and Educational Technology Specialist    Oct 2013 - Oct 2015

As part of the Online Course Production team, I worked closely with faculty, instructors and subject matter experts to create effective and engaging online and blended versions of courses and training programs, including Financial Life Skills courses taken by thousands of students since 2014.

  • Produced interactive learning activities, video, audio, graphics and assessments for online courses, including massive open online courses (MOOCs) offered via Coursera to students worldwide.
  • Designed and developed instructional websites using front-end web technologies and learning management systems including Desire2Learn and Moodle.
  • Presented sessions and workshops to campus–wide audiences and project stakeholders on instructional design best practices and the online course development process.
  • Managed projects through all stages to ensure completion within timelines and budgets.
  • Ensured quality and accessibility of course websites and content using Quality Matters standards.
  • Evaluated technologies, tools, content and approaches for effective online instruction.

Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR)
School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin - Madison

  Instructional Technology Specialist    Aug 2008 - Oct 2013

In my role at ICTR, I helped develop and expand the Institute's distance education programs, ensuring the successful transformation of existing classroom-based workshops and graduate program courses into blended and online formats. I also developed and implemented database solutions to track student progress in the Institute's educational programs and services provided to clients.

  • Provided faculty and staff training, technical assistance and instructional design guidance for online and blended course teaching.
  • Developed course websites and content for online delivery, including video and interactive learning objects.
  • Coordinated and managed the presentation of live courses and workshops to international participants via web and video conferencing.
  • As part of the institute's web management team, I assisted with the development and maintenance of ICTR-related Drupal-based websites, including a major redesign initiative of the main institute web portal.
  • Designed and conducted usability testing for ICTR-related websites.
  • Provided presentations and training on tracking database systems to institute staff, directors, managers, and external advisory committee members.

Edgewood College - Madison, WI

  Academic Technology Specialist    Apr 2002 - Aug 2008

I was the primary resource for providing instructional technology expertise, helping hundreds of faculty and staff improve their proficiency with using software applications, online tools and classroom technology to improve their teaching.

  • Developed and presented training workshops and materials for faculty, staff and students on various technology topics, including web design, learning management systems, video editing, digital image production, podcast creation, Microsoft Office applications, and campus-specific systems.
  • Assisted faculty and staff with the development of custom online instructional content and websites.
  • Organized campus technology seminars and guest presenters.
  • Managed the campus Media Development and Technology Training Center, training budgets, and the campus Blackboard learning management system and server.
  • Researched, evaluated and implemented new technologies to address campus needs.
  • Served on campus hiring and technology advisory committees.

University of Wisconsin Colleges, Rock County campus - Janesville, WI

  Instructional Technology Specialist    Dec 1999 – Apr 2002

I supported distance education and classroom technology initiatives at this two-year state college campus:

  • Provided technical support to faculty teaching online or via video conferencing, and to students enrolled in distance education courses.
  • Presented training sessions to faculty and staff on various technology topics, including learning management systems (e.g., Blackboard), video production, and web design & development.
  • Taught web development courses in the college's Continuing Education program.
  • Developed online and print tutorials for campus applications and software.
  • Assessed, researched and implemented technology solutions to meet faculty, staff and student needs.
  • Assisted with the design and maintenance of the main college and campus library web sites.
  • Hired, trained and supervised student Information Technology interns.
  • Served on campus technology committees.

Madison Metropolitan School District - Madison, WI

  Technology Specialist / Microcomputing Technician    Apr 1995 – Dec 1998

I worked with middle school students and teachers to incorporate video production and media literacy into everyday classroom curriculum.

  • Taught video production techniques to students and staff, and directed student production projects.
  • Evaluated and purchased new A/V equipment and supplies, and managed equipment and media budgets.
  • Performed routine installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of computer equipment.


University of Denver

MA, Emergent Digital Practices 2021

University of Wisconsin - Stout

E-learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate coursework 2009

Completed graduate-level coursework in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Certificate program.

University of Wisconsin - Madison

BS, InterArts and Technology program 1994

InterArts and Technology was a multi-disciplinary new media design program within the UW-Madison School of Education. Coursework included video production, music and audio production, computer animation and graphics, and human-computer interaction systems.