Brian Stumme

Advisor at Snack Team Training


I have been fortunate to work for Dawn on multiple projects. Dawn is a first-rate project manager who has the leadership qualities essential to effectively manage projects and deliver results. What stands out the most to me is her laser focus on improving workplace performance, her clear communication skills, her thoroughness, and her ability to keep things organized and on target. Together, these qualities have helped our team deliver the most impactful product while adapting and responding to a host of challenges such as ever-changing organizational dynamics, continual updates to content, and the transition of several members onto and off the project. Dawn pays close attention to the client’s needs and reaching the end goal while allowing each team member to contribute and shine in his or her own way. Dawn's skills at managing remote teams and facilitating collaboration on those teams are exemplary, and are essential in the current work environment. I am grateful for the opportunity to work for Dawn. Through her guidance and example, I have acquired skills that make me much better at my craft.

Ruhe Hao

Senior Director- Head of Learning & Development XPO Logistics, Supply Chain

I have had the pleasure of working with Dawn for the past 12 years. Dawn is a high caliber human performance consultant who approaches her projects with thorough analyses and wholistic views. She has demonstrated her strong instructional design expertise with her solution recommendations. Dawn has also stayed up to date with industry trends and methodologies and has shown her creativity with many projects she has been assigned to.

Mona Meyer

Senior Director, Curriculum Integration at Age of Learning, Inc. / ABCmouse.com

I had the great pleasure of meeting and becoming acquainted with Dawn during our graduate studies at San Diego State University. At the time, she stood out among her peers as someone who was not only passionate about what she was learning, but always committed to delving farther into the content to ensure a holistic understanding of the field. Dawn and I have remained in touch since school, and it is clear that she brings the same thirst for knowledge and passion to the projects on which she works. I would recommend her without reservation for any instructional design or project management position that requires an exceptional leader, focused on achieving and surpassing client expectations.

Dale Jones

Training Development Consultant at Sempra Energy

Early on at Raytheon I was assigned to review Dawn's ID and ICW work. I thought her work was exemplary and instructionally flawless. Her openness, ability to quickly delve to the heart of issues and derive practical solutions, and exceptional communication skills made her highly valued and respected.

Matt Donovan

Chief Learning and Innovation Officer at GP Strategies

I have worked with Dawn on several e-learning and performance improvement related projects. What I really like is her ability to deliver results. She performs at a high level by being both systematic in her approach and systemic in her solutions. I would gladly have her as part of my team.

Christie Gilbert

Co founder volunteer at Colorado Immigrant Justice Fund

Dawn worked for me to develop training for a very complex ERP implementation. She came up to speed in record time and was able to navigate some extremely sensitive change management issues. It is unusual to find somebody who knows how to work in such a volitile environment and still produce quality curriculum that hits the target! I would bring Dawn into any project I have. -Christie Gilbert

Sioux Henley Campbell

Health Communication Specialist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dawn and I worked on the migration and upgrade of enterprising resource planning software at SAIC--at the time, the largest scale project in the company's history. Dawn was an exemplary team lead who successfully guided a group of instructional designers through an ambitious project scope and time line. I would highly recommend Dawn as a project manager, particularly on complex jobs with multiple subject matter experts.

Bruce DeNise

Manager Managed and Shared Services at Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Dawn is very detailed oriented and goes to great lengths to ensure that customers needs are exceeded. Dawn is very professional and an expert in process evaluation and improvement. I highly recommend Dawn.

Tracy Kreckman

Manufacturing and Maintenance Equipment Engineer at Decision Sciences

As an Instructional Designer, Dawn is a consummate professional. She is intelligent, articulate, dedicated, and self-motivated. She keeps up with the latest trends, and has contributed significantly toward the advancement of the field.

Lisa Hellmann

Vice President, Human Resources, Diagnostic Division & Global Internal Communications at Hologic, Inc.

Dawn balances both the strategic vision of the intended results of a given change as well as a detailed understanding of what it will take to engage and educate end-users in order to make change stick. Dawn demonstrated time after time that she really understood the strategic direction the organization was trying to go with our JD Edwards implementation. She asks the right questions, at the right time in the process to make sure that the big picture results are achieved. On the other hand, Dawn took a very high-touch, detail-oriented approach to working with the subject matter experts and end users in the preparation of training materials. Her relationships with individuals across the business were excellent; she was able to establish rapport with all levels of the organization. She developed extremely high-quality, effective learning materials, despite the high degree of change to the system right up until the end of the project. Beyond this, Dawn is an absolute pleasure to work with. She maintains an even keel despite the tension or drama that might be swirling around her. She demonstrates a commitment to the project, and is genuinely willing to take on whatever is necessary to achieve the outcome. She is very good a articulating and solving problems, flexible and able to handle many different work streams at the same time.

Jeanne Farrington

President, J. Farrington Consulting


I had the pleasure of working with Dawn on one of ISPI's Conference Committees. She was one of the movers & shakers of that group, adding a technology focus to our marketing efforts & educating the rest of the group on the new approach. She approached all the many things she worked on with vision & also careful attention to detail. That's a great combination to find all in the same person. In addition to all that, Dawn was a pleasure to work with, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.