Heidi’s work as an eLearning Producer is informed by her experience as a teacher both in the classroom and online. She has designed curriculum for a full online master’s degree program for the World Bank and is especially talented at developing materials to teach difficult concepts to students.
Before coming to Monarch Media, Heidi spent over 20 years teaching university students, doing scientific research, and tutoring children in writing, math, and chemistry. In addition to having a Ph.D. in agricultural economics, she holds degrees in biology and animal ecology. While at the University of Missouri, Heidi helped design a mentoring program to help Ph.D. students become more effective teachers. She has also worked as a magazine editor, feature writer, biologist, and actress. She is represented by JABberwocky Literary Agency for her work in children’s literature, and has published numerous short stories, essays, and poems, along with peer-reviewed scientific articles.
Heidi brings her passion for effective story-telling and her critical thinking skills to her work at Monarch Media, where she enjoys helping clients develop effective eLearning solutions.
Interests & Hobbies: Hiking, camping, dancing, gardening, yoga, animal rescue, reading, and martial arts
Skills: Instructional design, writing, project management, interactive design, user-experience, problem-solving, content editing, teaching
Meet Our Team
Senior Digital Learning Strategist
Senior eLearning Strategist/Producer
Founder/Director of Learning Strategy
We’ve worked with other eLearning vendors and Monarch has consistently been among the best. Their expertise and approach to online training and support make them a pleasure to work with on a variety of projects.
We highly appreciate the professionalism and work ethic of the Monarch Media team. They demonstrated uniquely high level of commitment to quality and excellent responsiveness to suggestions and recommendations.
The timeliness of all communication, deliverables, and other requirements was exceptional. The team consistently completed all tasks on or ahead of schedule and were eager to receive feedback. . . . To be quite honest, Monarch Media’s project management is the best we have ever seen and as an organization, we learned a great deal from their team in this area.
Monarch Media was instrumental in helping us choose appropriate platforms and structures for our various eLearning activities. . . . It has been a pleasure working with Monarch Media staff over the past five years. They helped us to accomplish many of the goals for our project and create many highly effective training opportunities for our stakeholders.
Monarch is really easy to work with. Everyone is easy to get ahold of. If we need updates or upgrades, we’ll get a timely answer. Nicki has been great. We really enjoy working with her. She’s on the ball, easy to understand and answers to the point. She’s fantastic!
What makes Monarch different? Personal touch, personalities. The project managers are willing to listen to concerns, and propose workable solutions.
The Monarch project managers came out and sat through our full live course. They gave valuable perspective toward how we needed to approach it for the online version. With their help, the material became more user-friendly.
I loved working with Monarch Media. They are easy to work with. They are professional, competent, responsive, organized, and dependable. They do amazing work. They invested in understanding what we needed and delivered on their promise. I highly recommend them.
They have an excellent attitude in approaching every project. They bring a great deal of experience and technical resources to bear on projects. They are flexible when needed, and constantly check in on how they are performing. Monarch Media is a fantastic partner.