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!
Natalie Mazzie is a Sales Onboarding Coordinator at F5 where she organizes chaos in a seamless way. She has created branded touch-point experiences for the Global Sales team that fosters a sense of community, camaraderie and a platform for creative solutions. F5's passion for helping each other thrive and creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace makes her role as Sales On-boarding Coordinator an integral part in the field sellers on-boarding.
Natalie is proud to be a Latinx woman that has promoted intrinsic values of diversity and inclusion within the Tech industry. Having worked in non-profit and volunteering her free time to help those in her community, she was able to use the skills she learned to become the founding member of the Latinx e Hispanos Unidos EIG at F5 Networks.
Fun facts about her: She loves playing D&D, RPG, MMO and platformer games, going to musicals and traveling. Natalie is originally from Texas from a Mexican mother and Puerto Rican father whose values inculcated a sense of community and grit within her. As a daughter to an immigrant mother, Natalie learned compassion, resilience and an extremely hard work ethic. As her mother always says, "No hay mal que por bien no venga."
Charity True Miller is a Senior HR Analyst with the City of Redmond, focused on city-wide training and leadership development. She has been in the learning and development field for the last 6 years but has been unofficially involved in Training in some capacity for the last 17 years. Charity is a US Navy Veteran and is currently working towards her EdD from Baylor University. She is passionate about leadership development and furthering opportunities for female Veterans in the workplace. Charity looks forward to helping create fun special events and helping to promote networking for our members.
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.
Kristen Pearson is the Programs Coordinator for ATD Puget Sound and currently works as a manager of training and professional development for a global travel network.
She got her start helping others grow as a high school teacher, and spent the last several years working at the district level in curriculum design, program management, and professional development.
Outside of work, Kristen loves to travel, bake, volunteer, hike and explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Professional Development Team
With over 15 years of experience in training and instructional design, Emily has executed in-person and online training programs for the federal government, nonprofits, and the corporate sector. She has led software training, soft skills training, and compliance projects. She holds a Master's of Science degree in Instructional Science and Technology and has CSPO, CSM, PMP, and PMI-ACP certifications. She is the author of "e-Learning Department of One", published by ATD Press.
Sindhu Ramachandran - Professional Development Manager
Sindhu is the professional development manager for ATD Puget sound and works as an instructional designer.
She is passionate about learning design and enjoys the task of presenting information in the most interactive and learner friendly format. She is also experienced in learning management, content development and has executed many in-person and online training sessions for 7 years now.
Being a trailing spouse, she has diverse experience and a piqued interest to better understand learning styles across cultures.
Other than work, she enjoys reading, cooking and a good game of monopoly with her family.
Debbie Oberbillig - Under the Hood Manager
Debbie Oberbillig has a deep commitment to people development. Before creating SuccessView Coaching and Consulting Group to offer executive and leadership development programs, she led organic growth and talent development at an emerging technology consulting firm. As a recognized expert in workplace culture and leadership, she partners with leaders and teams to assist them to successfully execute strategy and achieve their goals. She is a graduate of Newfield Network Coaching, as well as an enhanced Narrative Coach. She is also a certified facilitator in Dare to Lead™.
As Under the Hood Manager for ATDps she is looking forward to working with the programs team to offer events that offer inspirational and experiential learning opportunities for the membership at some of Seattle’s most innovative and creative organizations
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 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!