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Managers/Coordinators

Communications Team

Ruby Kim - Newsletter Editor

Ruby Kim joins ATDps with a background in Education. While teaching in South Korea a random Google search one day led her to the field of Learning & Development/Training. Since then she's completed her M.S. in Business Psychology from the University of Manchester in the U.K. and has been enthusiastically learning about L&D and the talent development professionals here in the Puget Sound.

She is deeply interested in people's life journeys and learning (or relearning) new things, so if you have a story to share or a comment on the newsletter - she's happy to hear from you!



Morgan Patton - Social Media Coordinator

Morgan is currently a Consultant in Construction Project Management at Turner & Townsend who has implemented continuous process and documentation enhancements and managed relationships within a team for a tenant improvement project for a high-profile confidential tech company. Morgan was an actress and co-founded a theatre company in New York before moving earning her M.A. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Seattle Pacific University.

Morgan was introduced to ATD by Sarah Schillen, current President of ATD Puget Sound, while working with her in Learning & Development at CNRG. When Morgan is not consulting, attending ATD events, or reading emerging articles on talent development best practices, she can be found seeing Shakespeare plays or watching the newest Apple TV or Disney + TV show on the couch with her boyfriend and two pups.


Programs Team

Helen Cheng - Certification Program Manager

With almost a decade of experience in talent development (human resources, career development, and learning & development), Helen has coached people in workplaces and higher education in reaching their professional goals. As an Instructional Designer for a workforce analytics software company, she enables her clients to use award-winning technology to gain valuable insights into their people.


After passing the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) exam in 2021, Helen established a supportive certification candidate community through ATDps. She manages the chapter's exam prep program as well as recertification initiatives.



Azure Kraxberger-Unger- Manager, Interest Groups

Azure Kraxberger-Unger, PsyD., originally from Alaska, currently works as a Clinical Research Education Specialist at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Her educational background includes a BS in Psychology, MA in Organizational Psychology and Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) in Organizational Consulting.

Her professional experience includes adult distance learning, ELearning development, recruitment, training coordination, Learning Management System (LMS) management, and program management. Other professional areas of interest include learning and development, onboarding, employee engagement, organizational development, corporate volunteering. She enjoys traveling, cooking, SCUBA diving and volunteering for various causes in the Seattle community. 


Lisette West, Chapter Meeting/Member Event Manager

Lisette West specializes in the creation and delivery of engaging leadership development programs that enable people to tackle tough issues, empower their teams, and enhance performance. Because of her ability to listen to diverse perspectives, empathize in tough situations, and be solution-minded, Lisette was selected from her organization to be Master Trainer for Crucial Conversations. She has a passion for supporting leaders and her impact is wide-reaching, ultimately changing lives one conversation at a time.

Lisette has nearly two decades of facilitation experience in person, virtually, and globally in the staffing and healthcare industries. This includes a decade of teaching recruiting best practices, 5 years teaching EPIC electronic medical records software to healthcare professionals, and experience in the development of end-to-end learning curricula that both engages and moves the needle for the business.

Lisette earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from Loyola Marymount University, a Six Sigma Green Belt certification, and the Distinguished Toastmaster Award with Toastmasters International, where she continues to volunteer. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and boating in Gig Harbor with her husband and son.


Kristen Cooper, Programs/Content Coordinator

Kristen Cooper is a learning & development professional of nearly a decade. She began her journey into training & development in 2012 creating large scale professional development workshops for teachers and evaluating education programs. Over the years she has worked with companies to help develop business processes, launch new teams, and train staff. She studied instructional design and eLearning development at the University of Washington, and currently works with teams as both a freelance L&D consultant and in-house learning experience designer.

Her passions outside of instructional design include travel, live music, and hosting floating happy hours on Lake Union.



Membership Team

Azure Kraxberger-Unger - Manager, Volunteer Recruitment

Azure Kraxberger-Unger, PsyD., originally from Alaska, currently works as a Clinical Research Education Specialist at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Her educational background includes a BS in Psychology, MA in Organizational Psychology and Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) in Organizational Consulting.

Her professional experience includes adult distance learning, ELearning development, recruitment, training coordination, Learning Management System (LMS) management, and program management. Other professional areas of interest include learning and development, onboarding, employee engagement, organizational development, corporate volunteering. She enjoys traveling, cooking, SCUBA diving and volunteering for various causes in the Seattle community. 



Jordan Barr - Membership Growth Manager

Jordan is currently a Sr. Instructional Designer at T-Mobile in the Consumer Group Training Design, Experience and Operations organization. He has built training programs to support frontline leader onboarding and development, onboarding to support new roles that meet the growing needs of the business, and new in-store customer experiences.

He has a MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Seattle Pacific University and passed the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) exam in 2020. When he is not creating engaging learning experiences, he is spending time with his wife and three kiddos, exploring the outdoors, reading a book, or feeding his nerd heart with the latest Marvel or Star Wars series.



Research Team

Amy Casebolt - Evaluations Coordinator

Amy Casebolt is currently Learning and Development Partner at the Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW's), where she runs the onboarding program. She also creates and implements resources for employee development.

Amy is passionate about providing quality and engaging learning opportunities that enable individuals to excel at work and in life. She is active in ATD's Puget Sound chapter as well as the Pacific Northwest Organizational Development Network, where she is a speaker and presenter.

Some fun facts about Amy include her interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion, she grew up in Wisconsin, adores her 3 nephews, enjoys yoga, loves animals and would like to travel someday.


Amy Petricek - Data Analytics Coordinator

Amy Petricek is an Instructional Designer who is energized by creating digital content that incorporates the best of user-centered design and storytelling. She lives by the notion that “you’ll never know what’s behind the door unless you open it.” Formerly a classroom teacher she saw a door, opened it and was unleashed into the world of Instructional Design.

Amy was introduced to ATD Puget Sound through the monthly networking event and can now be found at most chapter offerings. In 2020, she saw a door within the local chapter, opened it, and is now working as the Data Analytics Coordinator. Amy’s role allows her to practice some of her favorite Instructional Design skills: analyzing, designing, and developing. Through a partnership with the Director of Research, she analyzes data, designs data visualizations, and develops reports. When she’s not working you can find Amy hiking, camping, swimming, or teaching yoga!



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ATD Puget Sound Chapter
P.O. Box 46368
Seattle, WA 98146

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Email:  contact.us@atdpugetsound.org


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