Hey there, I'm Forrest
As a curriculum engineer, I design with purpose. Helping others learn through meaningful experiences fuels my passion for learning and communication.
Blending my marketing and visual design expertise helps in crafting intuitive user interfaces, create captivating visuals and engaging simulations that support my client's objectives. I strive to be at the forefront of technology and innovation in order to provide a more immersive learning experience that translates into long-term retention. So, drop me a line - I look forward to helping make your vision a reality.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Drives strategic initiatives/solutions
Evaluates training needs and solutions
Proven interpersonal influencer skills
Proposal development and presenting
Manages communication campaigns
Skilled multimedia designer/course developer
Visual branding/identity design
Process documentation and translation
Strategic planning and research
Works alongside senior leadership
Leads large-scale initiatives
Advanced web-based authoring/publishing
Master’s degree in Instructional Design
Asana & SharePoint tracking/reporting
Managed and set strategy for multiple large-scale, multi-market campaigns spanning social media promotions, radio interviews, billboard advertisements, podcasts, print, and local media partnerships.
Analyzes and identifies trends utilizing surveys and measurement data to drive and implement feedback-based solutions across Contact Center branches.
Influences key stakeholders toward larger organizational goals through extensive research and demonstrated success by using proven approaches and blending new, innovative technologies.
Conducts needs analysis to develop new training programs and improve existing training initiatives using multi-modal methodologies for hybrid learning environments (synchronous and asynchronous).
Confidently cross-collaborates with leaders (at all levels), Compliance, and Subject Matter Experts to guarantee appropriate modalities and training solutions are provided.
Manages multi-faceted, innovative communication and marketing campaigns for new software tools, career development platforms, and employee engagement for audiences ranging from 4,000-6,000 team members.
Designs and develops training videos, eLearning courses, and interactive job aids, meetings, and leadership summits using software such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative suite, and the Articulate 360 suite.
Designed and developed branding for Experience Analytics; Team Member Experience Group; Leader180 Program; You Spoke, We Listened; CCO Enterprise Engagement Campaign.
Successfully managed HomeSquad training—a large scale, high-visibility project which encompassed weekly sprints based on functionality implementation strategies and enterprise-wide communication.
Researched, documented workflows, and co-led implementation of enhanced Instructional and Multimedia Designer collaboration efforts between Real Estate Lending design teams.
Serves as the Program Manager for CCO’s Engagement Champion Program; designed to bolster team member engagement while providing hands-on career development opportunities in change and project management.
Manages HR/L&D’s Career Space communication and education strategy team; mentoring team members and developing and procuring resources necessary to complete their tasks.
Led a team of 6-8 marketing professionals comprised of a social media manager, public relations specialist, grant writer, web developer, graphic designers, and media buyers for Stamped Film Festival for 5 years.
Leads communication strategies and oversees implementation of internal communication platforms; provides recommendations on tactics and approaches based on stakeholders needs.
Serves as an enterprise-wide resource leader for management and team members surrounding the implementation of deployment tactics, enhanced learning design, and industry trends.
Broad knowledge of instructional and educational theory, human performance technology, and psychology.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology – Walden University, 2019
Bachelor of Arts in Advertising / Graphic Design – University of West Florida, 2012
Certified Scrum Product Owner – Scrum Alliance, 2020
Certified Change Manager – Prosci, 2021
Articulate 360 Suite
Adobe Creative Suite
Adobe Experience Manager
HTML / CSS / SEO
Qualtrics XM / NFLC
Asana / Trello / Function Point
Windows and Apple OS
Navy Federal Credit Union — Supervisor, Training Design, Contact Center Strategy
Navy Federal Credit Union — Employee Experience Strategist, Contact Center Strategy
Navy Federal Credit Union — Instructional Designer, Real Estate Training
Navy Federal Credit Union — Multimedia Designer, Real Estate Training
Navy Federal Credit Union — Multimedia Designer, Consumer/Credit Card Training
Navy Federal Credit Union — Consumer Loan Specialist, Contact Center Lending
Emagination Unlimited, Inc — Marketing Account Manager
Greater Pensacola Chamber — Marketing Coordinator, Economic Development
ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES
2017 - 2021
Stamped Film Festival — Director of Marketing & Communications
2015 - 2016
Sunday’s Child – Marketing Strategist / Media Buyer
2012 - 2015
American Advertising Federation – Educational Programs Chair
2012 - 2014
Escambia County School District – Multimedia Board Advisor
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Exceptional Performance – 2019, 2020, 2021
Outstanding Achievement Award – July 2021
Sustained Superior Performance – 2018, 2019, 2021
Education Scholarship Award – February 2019
Student Showcase Award – April 2018
Superior Achievement Award – April 2018
Outstanding Achievement Award – November 2017
Top Performer Award – August 2015, February 2016