This week’s blog comes from TPHQ as we share some positive, and exciting, news during these difficult times.
At the beginning of 2020 we recruited two Instructional Designers and an additional Support Specialist. Onboarding these new team members during the Covid-19 pandemic has been challenging, and like nothing we have experienced before. A company is only as good as the team they have onboard and we are extremely fortunate to have found some new gems, who have taken it all in stride!
Please join us in welcoming our new team members; Ann, Christine and Clinton.
Ann, originally from Louisiana, spent time in South Carolina and attended the College of Charleston majoring in Clinical Psychology. She also volunteered as a suicide hotline counselor, studied coping mechanisms of children with cancer, and taught sign language to deaf pre-K students. She then went on to law school and afterwards worked with her father’s lobbying campaign in Louisiana.
Ann’s career background has consisted of a family law practice for 20+ years, sales for Astra Zeneca and Thomson Reuters, owning a magazine, running a home health care company, and researching/writing papers to try and improve Louisiana policy decisions. About 14 years ago, she came to the realization that she loved teaching and loves learning!
Ann enjoys yoga, pilates and bike riding with her husband, when he isn’t cooking them spectacular meals! She is a huge animal lover and has a soft spot for ALL breeds of bull dogs. She currently lives on Lake Houston with her husband and chunky English Bull dog, Luna. They are looking forward to spending time on the lake in their new kayaks very soon!
Christine came to us after a 21-year career with a large St. Louis law firm as a training and documentation specialist. She is excited to be a part of Team TutorPro where each day is bringing her new challenges, as well as new learnings. Her start date at TutorPro was a special one, it was the anniversary date of her kidney donation to her sister 16 years ago!!
While in college, she developed an obsession with software technology. She was mesmerized by software programs, such as Lotus 1-2-3 and WordPerfect. Her professional career began by selling desktop and portable computers and over the years progressed into technical support, training, and ultimately instructional design. Chris has two adult children who reside in California and Washington and she and her hubby will be celebrating their 30years of marriage this June.
She loves the mountains and has been to Banff National Park in Alberta Canada twice! She is a dog lover as well and currently has a puppy Schnoodle named Mia. Chris loves Italy and has been learning Italian on and off over the last 6-7 years.
Rounding out our newest additions is Clinton Coleman, our new Technical Support Specialist addition.
Clinton is a Navy Reservist and grew up in Marietta GA. Clinton joined the Navy in 2007, is now retired, and served 14 years as an electronics technician and spent time living onboard a naval ship! He has travelled all over the world and enjoyed the opportunity to live in Tokyo Japan for a year. He has been pursuing a degree in IT management recently.
Clinton enjoys down time working and tinkering with his car, as well as working out.
We hope everyone stays safe and, standing united, we will all get through this.