Freelance HR Manager & Manual Writer

Location:Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
2 Skills
Resourceful Course Developer, Education, and Training Professional with demonstrated expertise in online content development, instructional design, classroom facilitation, and one-on-one tutoring. Experienced in the development and creation of engaging scenario-based instruction that incorporates podcasts, videos, and interactive learning objects for non-profit, corporate, and classroom environments. Also experienced in human resource management, including recruitment, applicant assessment, onboarding, and disciplinary action.

Maintains professional knowledge in Human Resources and Instructional Design through professional organization memberships, board level membership, conference participation, and relationships with peers. Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word as well as Google Applications (Hangouts, Drive, and Websites).


University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Master of Science, Administrative Leadership 2014
Areas of Focus: Adult and Continuing Education, Adult Program Development, Instructional Design

National University, La Jolla, California
Master of Arts, Human Resource Management 2011
Specializations: Organizational Leadership and Organizational Development and Change Management

University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, Whitewater, Wisconsin
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Minor: Speech Communications 2008


Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
SHRM-CP – SHRM Certified Professional Since 2015

Center for Application of Psychological Type (CAPT)
Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Practitioner Since 2012

HR Certification Institute
PHR – Professional in Human Resources Certification Since 2012

The Learning House
Certificate in Advanced Online Instructional Design 2015
Certificate in Advanced Online Instruction 2014

University of Wisconsin – Stout
Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design 2013

University of Wisconsin – Stout
Certificate in Project Management 2013
PROFICIENT COMPUTER SKILLS: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint), Google Applications, Wix, Wordpress, Moodle, Canvas, MailChimp


Bryant and Stratton College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Market (Milwaukee, Glendale, Wauwatosa)
Adjunct Faculty/Substitute Adjunct Faculty 2011, 2013-2014, 2016
Developed course materials based on objectives provided by the Program Director
Shared feedback and grades for each assignment and tracked grades
Mentored and coached students on their academic progress

Saylor Academy, Washington, DC (Virtual Role)
Contract Course Reviewer and Assessment Writer 2016
Reviewed existing web-based courses (objectives, timing, content, structure, activities, and assessments)
Suggested course changes based content area knowledge and experience facilitating related courses
Revised and wrote summative assessment questions for better alignment with accreditation standards

Hatters Development Associates, Greater Milwaukee, WI
Training and Career Consultant 2013 - Current
Facilitated webinars, web-based training, and face-to-face trainings
Designed and implemented human resource recruitment, employee relations, and development strategies
Built courses focused on Soft Skills for Millennials, Leadership Development, and New Manager Development
Designed and conducted need assessments that included, surveys, focus groups, and observations
Designed and developed face-to-face and web based instruction based on user and organizational need
Created instructional manuals, slideshows, and supporting handouts based on the SME’s concept
Reviewed, revised, and incorporated adult education best practices into existing training materials
Built curriculum based on quantitative and qualitative research results

Brensten Education, Waukesha, Wisconsin
Full-Time General Education Instructor 2014 - Current
Utilized adult education theory to develop course materials
Developed standardized course materials (syllabi, lectures, assignments, assessments, and learning outcomes) for the General Education courses
Incorporated workplace competencies into each lesson plan
Provided individual feedback to students to encourage ongoing development
Facilitated classroom discussion and activities to encourage application of concepts in a flipped classroom
Assigned adjuncts to courses based on professional experience, education, and availability
Reviewed and selected textbooks for general education courses
Modified cohort schedules for better utilization of IT and General Education instructors

Friends University, Wichita, Kansas
Online Adjunct Instructor 2013- 2014
Researched and built units for incomplete courses
Facilitated synchronous and asynchronous class sessions
Provided written and verbal feedback that celebrated strengths and encouraged learners to improve areas of growth
Added resources to existing encourage engagement with the content

University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee – Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership, Glendale, WI
Curriculum Development Fieldwork Student/Intern 2014
Developed behavioral and cognitive objectives
Revised existing courses and related materials for key programs
Incorporated adult learning theory and best practices into existing and new trainings
Partnered with SME and the Curriculum Development Specialist to determine and document goals for courses
Coordinated and took in part in training material review meetings

COURSES TAUGHT: Introduction to Compensation, Business Law and Ethics (General and for the Human Resource Professional), Project Management, English/Business Writing, Writing for the Web, Customer Relations, Public Speaking, Managing the Human Resource Function from a Strategic Perspective, Recruitment, Selection, and Assessment Methods, Training and Development, Employee Relations, Employee and Labor Relations.


Miniature Precision Components, Inc., Walworth, WI
Recruitment and Development Specialist 2012
Redesigned and facilitated performance management trainings in person and virtually
Developed and facilitated anti-harassment trainings for management and manufacturing floor employees
Sourced and assessed candidates for key positions, including Assistant Controller and Human Resource Generalist

Jockey International, Inc., Kenosha, WI
Human Resource Generalist 2008 - 2012
Human Resource Coordinator – Retail
Human Resource Intern
Identified and took part in community outreach programs to promote Jockey International, Inc. as an employer
Cold-called potential employees and developed scripts to support cold-calls
Facilitated new Store Manager trainings to introduce the human resource process and tools
Partnered with the Regional Management to develop a performance management process and related trainings
Managed I-9 compliance 110 retail store locations
Managed employee relations concerns through investigations, verbal coachings, written warnings, and terminations
Assisted Store Management in complying state and federal employment laws across 48 states
Responsible for full cycle recruitment for Area Managers, Fashion Designers, Technical Designers, and Engineers
Conducted background checks and drug screens for 110 retail store locations across 48 states and corporate positions

SEWI-ATD (Southeastern Wisconsin – Association for Talent Development), Milwaukee, WI

Vice President, Membership (Board Position) 2015 - Current
Membership Committee Chairperson 2015
Programming Committee Chairperson 2013 - 2015

MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching), Virtual
Peer Reviewer – Faculty Development 2015
Skills (2) Rating
HR Management
Manual Writing