Allison Anderson

Allison Anderson is the co-author of Ready, Set, Curate! She has a passion for creating compelling experiences for organizational learners. With more than 20 years’ experience as a learning leader in higher education and the private sector, Allison’s roles have included Learning Strategist at Intel Corporation and Director of Learning at ESCO in Portland, OR. She is currently a Sr. System Applications Analyst with Oregon Health & Science University. With a focus on social and collaborative learning, learner experience and strategic visions, her favorite projects include creating a staff and faculty training program for Lewis & Clark College and leading Intel’s Learning Community of Practice. Her work has been highlighted in CLO Magazine, Inside Learning Technologies and Skills Magazine, The New Social Learning (ASTD Press and Wiley, 2014), The 2020 Workplace (HarperBusiness, 2010) and Next Learning, Unwrapped (, 2011). Allison is a frequent presenter and facilitator at leading industry conferences, including DevLearn, the ATD International Conference & Expo, Training, Europe’s Corporate Universities, Acadamies, Estrategiasde eLearning Brasil, the Social Learning Boot Camp, the CLO Symposium and the Wharton Executive Program for Work-Based Learning Leadership. As a Masie Learning Fellow, Allison has also played a variety of roles at Elliott Masie’s Learning Conference over years, from creating the MeetUp format to hosting Learning TV, to presentations on topics as wide-ranging as learning ecosystems, social learning, and women in learning.

Navah Berg

Navah Berg is a Sr. Social Media & PR Specialist taking communications and community to the next level through world building in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality experience. Navah was on Virtual Umbrellas 2019 the Alternative Top 50 VR People To Follow list and in Base Reality’s 25 Most Influential Women to Follow in VR in 2020.

Paul Bills

Paul Bills is the Director of Chatbot Design at Mobile Coach and a frequent speaker on the intersection of chatbots and learning. Since the launch of Mobile Coach in 2013, Paul has built and managed hundreds of chatbots for some of the world’s largest (and smallest) companies. Collectively, these chatbots have reached hundreds of thousands of users and sent millions of messages. Paul has a BA in English from Brigham Young University and a Master’s of Entertainment Arts and Engineering from the University of Utah.

Jason Brown

Jason Brown is the owner of Starling Studios, a recording studio located in Saratoga Springs, NY. He specializes in music production, mixing, and mastering, post production for film and television shows, podcast production, audio books, and much more. Along with his expertise in the audio world, he is also an educator and has been teaching at the college level for 10 years. His education and podcast production skill have brought him on several trips to Tanzania where he led podcast production and basic audio production work shops for the media team of Khangarue Media. These training sessions have turned into a regular working relationship in both a training and production capacity for several international studios, television shows, and commercial projects.

Joy Lanceta Coronel

Joy is a speech, communication, and executive presentation coach and has works with a range of clienteles, from international corporate professionals to Broadway and television actors. Her clients extend from Fortune-500 companies to Broadway and Emmy-award-winning actors. Additionally, Joy spends time as a researcher, publishing journal articles covering topics like racial identity, cultural sensitivity, and inclusive coaching and teaching strategies. In addition to coaching, she has served as a faculty member at University of Connecticut, College of Staten Island, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, HB Studio, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, and the University of Essex.

Daniel Grey

Daniel Grey is a Program Manager and Curriculum Developer for a Global Cloud Computing provider. Daniel has provided training solutions and content for clients in finance, HR, retail and the technology sector. He has a passion for finding and meeting his learners needs while making it the best possible experience.

Cary Harlow

Cary Harlow is an accomplished trainer, facilitator and learning leader with over 20 years in the corporate learning and communications fields. His career has taken him through the halls of CNN, Hewlett Packard, and Procter & Gamble, among others. Cary currently manages global training solutions for numerous customers with Hewlett Packard Enterprise and lives in Cincinnati, OH with his wife Allison and two children. A former actor and stand up comedian, Cary brings a fresh outlook to just about everything and is often irreverent and occasionally hilarious.

Destery Hildenbrand

Destery Hildenbrand is a senior learning experience producer at He has over 15 years of experience in learning and development for corporate and higher education. Destery’s primary focus is on engaging others through technology and utilizing immersive reality in learning experiences. Currently, Destery helps organizations plan, design, and develop engaging and effective virtual reality experiences.

Bobby Carlton

Bobby Carlton is the Executive Director of Immersive Learning at Ready Learner One. He has been a researcher of AR/VR technology since the early 90’s and in 2016, he joined eLearning guru Elliott Masie at the Masie Center as the Director of VRLearn, exploring how corporate environments could leverage immersive technology in their learning environments. Bobby left the Masie Center to consult with companies such as Pinterest, Google, Disney, but did remain as a consultant for the Masie Center as their AR/VR experts for labs. Bobby is also a contributing writer for VRScout, tech expert for UK syndicated radio programs such as TalkRadio, TalkSports, and Times Radio, and is on the SXSW XR Pitch Advisory Board.

Jennifer Monness

Jennifer Monness has been a mindfulness meditation facilitator for over 20 years. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989, Jennifer went on to pursue a role in the public sector. While working toward her graduate degree in special education to compliment her work, Jennifer was introduced to the study of yoga and meditation.  Inspired by the impact the practice had on her ability to navigate the stress of working in the fast paced world of politics, Jennifer began leading workshops in small businesses and large corporations, sharing the benefits of regular meditation practice and simple ways to integrate the practice into one’s life. 
The Meditation Lab is a program especially tailored to business executives, professional athletes, health care professionals and local law enforcement officers who experience a tremendous amount of stress and pressure in their workplace. In the Meditation Lab, participants are offered an experiential exploration of mindful breathing, movement and meditation. 
Jennifer is the mother of six children and lives with her husband in Irvington, NY.

Gordon Platt

Gordon Platt is an attorney and an Emmy Award winning former investigative journalist for ABC News. Gordon’s practice focuses on cyber security and privacy issues as well as on investigations and fraud. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the London School of Economics and Dartmouth College. He is admitted to practice in New York and resides in Westchester Country with his family and two dogs. He is an avid runner, reader and in his spare time enjoys giving his three sons unsolicited advice.

Rio Rios

Rio Rios is a learning manager at Nike for the North America Supply Chain. In his 30-year career, he has developed learning strategies and solutions for organizations like Tactica Corp., U.S. Air Force, Intel Corp., Point S, EVRAZ NA, and Kaiser Permanente. He is passionate about cultivating learning ecosystems and bringing innovation into learning functions to accelerate and/or improve knowledge transfer. Rio has also volunteered as a leader for his community through three non-profit boards of directors and a city advisory council.

Enzo Silva

Enzo manages the Learning Experience Platform he ideated for internal training at a fortune 500 company. Additionally, as part of his Learning Strategist role, he helps various organizations identify the business needs and define the best solutions that apply human development theory and practice along with the latest in technology trends to create impactful and memorable learning experiences ranging from peer, to informal, and formal learning.