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Managers/Coordinators

Communications Team

Ruby Kim - Special Project

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.



Jeffrey Moffit - Newsletter Editor

Jeffrey Moffit is a newcomer to Washington state, and is looking forward to contributing to the ATD Puget Sound community!  He brings experience from working at organizations in tourism, local government, and the nonprofit sector.  Starting out as a facilitator, Jeffrey learned about instructional design and has been intrigued by the multitude of ways to empower others to perform at their best.



Jordan Betcher - Social Media Coordinator

Jordan Betcher loves learning and has spent the past few years fine-tuning his communication skills. Jordan is a software developer. His most recent project was the Siviso app, an app that silences your phone based on a location you set. As a new volunteer with ATD Puget Sound, Jordan looks forward to tackling problems logically and up-leveling ATD’s social media presence. His current goals include elevating others to ultimately walk alongside him and saving the brainpower of users through code. In his free time, Jordan enjoys hearing how you are doing and PC gaming. He would love to hear from you via LinkedIn.


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. 

Eric Girard - Manager, Employee Retention

Eric is a highly experienced and accomplished learning and development professional who specializes in management and employee development. He has over 30 years of experience helping improve the performance of managers and employees. His specific focus is on new

managers and helping them transition successfully to their new role and make their teams as effective as possible while also maintaining high engagement.

He holds a Master of Arts in Intercultural Communication Training from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication (Emphasis in Training and Development) from California State University, Sacramento.

A passionate, lifelong learner, he is an Open Water Scuba Instructor and is pursuing the Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating. When he’s not designing or delivering training, Eric enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and twin 13-year-old daughters.


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.


Jonathan Vetter - Corporate Relations Coordinator

Now a full-time partner of Vetter Solutions since 2021, Jonathan is involved with all aspects of his e-Learning business: He works with clients to plan the macro-design and script content. He leverages ten years’ experience in e-Learning to scout and then coach new, talented team members on the company’s process, and to oversee development. He also spends time in marketing and outreach.

From a young age, Jonathan’s dedication to music shaped his hard work ethic and natural attention to detail; and he went on to attain Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Cello Performance. But he feels music aided him more in being able to step back and see the big picture—and perhaps most of all, to be able to work through difficulties, in partnership with opinionated, sometimes obstinate collaborators, to create masterful, cohesive, and moving performances. Jonathan speaks fluent German, conversational Mandarin, and has lived, studied, and worked abroad for a total of five years. Being highly adaptable, he strives to honor the best (or most propitious) elements of the cultures he absorbs—applying them to improve his work and positively influence others.

When not designing engaging e-Learning, you’ll find him with his wife and daughter in the garden, working on home projects, or enjoying the amazing Puget Sound ecosystem.

Justin West - Membership Concierge

Justin's background is In Leadership and Management and he has spent 15+ years working in various industries (Private Security, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Facilities). His educational background is in Business, and he has completed multiple Graduate Degrees in Business Administration and Leadership. He is currently working on his Doctorate of Business Administration. He notes that he sort of fell into Talent Development with his current employer. He currently manages a Leadership Development program that supports Learning and Development for 200+ Operations Managers and Account Directors. His VP of Training recommended that he take a Master's program in Instructional Design which piqued his interest in Talent Development and the ATD organization. Outside of his career, he is a husband and father to 5 beautiful children (3 boys and 2 girls). They love to travel to the PNW Coast each Summer, (Long Beach, Ocean Shores, Seaside, etc.) and love camping.

Research Team

 Stojanka Berry - Professional Development Manager

Stojanka spent the last decade in public education and recently transitioned into a career in Instructional Design. She works to increase affordability and access to higher education while improving the success rates of underrepresented and rural college students on the northern Olympic Peninsula.
Stojanka earned her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Learning Design and Technology from the University of Houston. There, she created educational resources for teachers that helped them effectively integrate technology into their curriculum. In her current role, she develops professional development opportunities that help faculty learn how to better support their students through more equitable and highly supportive online course design.
As a creative entrepreneur, expert budgeter, and strategic problem-solver, Stojanka's mission is to design learning opportunities that help people live and work better. In her spare time, Stojanka enjoys talking about her many passions on LinkedIn!


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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