OUR TEAM

Ben Kahle : Senior Software Engineer

Ben Kahle

Senior Software Engineer

Ben leads the charge on our vision for delivering effective eLearning solutions, and coordinates all of the technology necessary to make that happen.  He is instrumental in the creation, design, and refinement of the interactivity that best suits our content as well as building and supporting behind-the-scenes infrastructure to bring our courses to learners.

Ben’s technical expertise supports LearnBIG in everything from minute engineering details to our vision at large. He gained an appreciation and excitement for teaching while running a student-led course on web application development while at school at Olin College of Engineering in Boston.

Ben Kahle : Senior Software Engineer

Ben Kahle

Senior Software Engineer

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Ben leads the charge on our vision for delivering effective eLearning solutions, and coordinates all of the technology necessary to make that happen.  He is instrumental in the creation, design, and refinement of the interactivity that best suits our content as well as building and supporting behind-the-scenes infrastructure to bring our courses to learners.

Ben’s technical expertise supports LearnBIG in everything from minute engineering details to our vision at large. He gained an appreciation and excitement for teaching while running a student-led course on web application development while at school at Olin College of Engineering in Boston.

Danny Cork : Senior Course Designer & Writer

Danny Cork

Senior Course Designer & Writer

Danny’s years of experience as a TV writer and producer bring an important entertainment perspective to our courses. His understanding of Adult Learning Theory combined with his singular wit results in course content that users can learn from and laugh along with.

Whether he’s writing a script, editing a course, or producing on location, Danny loves the challenge of turning educational objectives into a rewarding learner experience.

Danny did his undergraduate work in Film/Cinema/Video Studies at the University of Kansas, but he is really from Wales.  Danny also enjoys having the time to hit the local pub quiz with coworkers.

Danny Cork : Senior Course Designer & Writer

Danny Cork

Senior Course Designer & Writer

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Danny’s years of experience as a TV writer and producer bring an important entertainment perspective to our courses. His understanding of Adult Learning Theory combined with his singular wit results in course content that users can learn from and laugh along with.

Whether he’s writing a script, editing a course, or producing on location, Danny loves the challenge of turning educational objectives into a rewarding learner experience.

Danny did his undergraduate work in Film/Cinema/Video Studies at the University of Kansas, but he is really from Wales.  Danny also enjoys having the time to hit the local pub quiz with coworkers.

Lee Christofferson : Creative Director

Lee Christofferson

Creative Director

A veteran of reality TV, Lee has traveled the country producing for networks like TLC, Discovery, and Travel Channel. Lee came to instructional design in an interesting way: by supervising how-to TV shows like Gardening by the Yard, and $100 Makeover, and A&E’s Sell This House, which she served as Executive Producer on for 10 years, winning multiple Emmy Nominations.  

Lee’s instinct for entertainment has helped us create a standard for what makes our learning fun and compelling. Her intuitive understanding of an audience, coupled with years of leadership experience, makes her creative oversight of every stage of a project invaluable.

Lee graduated from the Evergreen State College and lives with her dog Barley and cat Alf.

Lee Christofferson : Creative Director

Lee Christofferson

Creative Director

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A veteran of reality TV, Lee has traveled the country producing for networks like TLC, Discovery, and Travel Channel. Lee came to instructional design in an interesting way: by supervising how-to TV shows like Gardening by the Yard, and $100 Makeover, and A&E’s Sell This House, which she served as Executive Producer on for 10 years, winning multiple Emmy Nominations.  

Lee’s instinct for entertainment has helped us create a standard for what makes our learning fun and compelling. Her intuitive understanding of an audience, coupled with years of leadership experience, makes her creative oversight of every stage of a project invaluable.

Lee graduated from the Evergreen State College and lives with her dog Barley and cat Alf.

Leslie Redd : Co-Founder & CEO

Leslie Redd

Co-Founder & CEO

Leslie’s dedicated leadership is what drives LearnBIG’s success. Her vision for uncompromising quality is at the forefront of every project, and inspires every employee to deliver dynamic and delightful courses. Leslie leads a culture which encourages confidence, autonomy, creativity, and of course – learning - in every member of the LearnBIG family.

Leslie believes in the power of technology to scale knowledge acquisition, and applies that perspective to LearnBIG’s endeavors in corporate training, cloud-based learning solutions, and immersive educational environments.

Prior to LearnBIG, she led the education charge at Valve, a commercial game company, and helped inspire the industry’s entrance into the learning space.

Leslie’s career in strengthening educational experiences includes stints at the Smithsonian Institution, University of Washington, and The Evergreen School.

Leslie attended the United Nations International School, did her undergraduate work at Cornell University, and has a Masters in Public Administration from New York University.

Leslie Redd : Co-Founder & CEO

Leslie Redd

Co-Founder & CEO

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Leslie’s dedicated leadership is what drives LearnBIG’s success. Her vision for uncompromising quality is at the forefront of every project, and inspires every employee to deliver dynamic and delightful courses. Leslie leads a culture which encourages confidence, autonomy, creativity, and of course – learning - in every member of the LearnBIG family.

Leslie believes in the power of technology to scale knowledge acquisition, and applies that perspective to LearnBIG’s endeavors in corporate training, cloud-based learning solutions, and immersive educational environments.

Prior to LearnBIG, she led the education charge at Valve, a commercial game company, and helped inspire the industry’s entrance into the learning space.

Leslie’s career in strengthening educational experiences includes stints at the Smithsonian Institution, University of Washington, and The Evergreen School.

Leslie attended the United Nations International School, did her undergraduate work at Cornell University, and has a Masters in Public Administration from New York University.

Melissa Allen : Project Manager

Melissa Allen

Project Manager

Melissa isn’t just any project manager--she oversees multiple projects at a time and, and is deeply immersed in our content creation process. She’s even been known to create some of that content herself!

While coordinating the efforts of multiple teams, Melissa always keeps one eye on the strategic side of things. Her commitment to considering new perspectives allows her to balance the practical needs of our company with the educational needs of our learners, all while delivering top-quality content on time.

Melissa has a BA in rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley.

Melissa Allen : Project Manager

Melissa Allen

Project Manager

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Melissa isn’t just any project manager--she oversees multiple projects at a time and, and is deeply immersed in our content creation process. She’s even been known to create some of that content herself!

While coordinating the efforts of multiple teams, Melissa always keeps one eye on the strategic side of things. Her commitment to considering new perspectives allows her to balance the practical needs of our company with the educational needs of our learners, all while delivering top-quality content on time.

Melissa has a BA in rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley.

Samuel Abrams : Head of Post Production

Samuel Abrams

Head of Post Production

Sam creates the “razzle-dazzle” that brings our courses to life. His years of experience editing popular TV shows like Alaska State Troopers have given Sam a keen understanding of visual storytelling. Like all good editors, Sam’s creative input improves the learning value of each course far beyond the instructional design stage. He uses motion graphics and a high-level vision of the user’s experience to tell our stories concisely, and with maximum impact. Never content with his current mastery, Sam tries to learn something new on each project.

Sam also lends his talents to non-profits, including Camp Korey – a free summer camp for children with chronic illnesses.

In his free time Sam enjoys mixing his love of hiking and photography here in the Pacific Northwest. He also is an avid runner, filmmaker, and harmonica player.

He hopes to own an alpaca farm one day. Yes. Really.

Samuel Abrams : Head of Post Production

Samuel Abrams

Head of Post Production

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Sam creates the “razzle-dazzle” that brings our courses to life. His years of experience editing popular TV shows like Alaska State Troopers have given Sam a keen understanding of visual storytelling. Like all good editors, Sam’s creative input improves the learning value of each course far beyond the instructional design stage. He uses motion graphics and a high-level vision of the user’s experience to tell our stories concisely, and with maximum impact. Never content with his current mastery, Sam tries to learn something new on each project.

Sam also lends his talents to non-profits, including Camp Korey – a free summer camp for children with chronic illnesses.

In his free time Sam enjoys mixing his love of hiking and photography here in the Pacific Northwest. He also is an avid runner, filmmaker, and harmonica player.

He hopes to own an alpaca farm one day. Yes. Really.

Spencer Grey : Course Designer & Writer

Spencer Grey

Course Designer & Writer

Spencer’s background in language and philosophy gives him an edge in the creation of top-tier content for LearnBIG’s courses. He puts emphasis on versatility, can learn new concepts quickly, and is able to develop engaging content on any topic imaginable. In addition to course planning and design, Spencer writes for our blog and pitches in on other website content.

Spencer has a BA in English and Philosophy from the University of Arizona, and he’s been known to make a damn good soft pretzel.

Spencer Grey : Course Designer & Writer

Spencer Grey

Course Designer & Writer

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Spencer’s background in language and philosophy gives him an edge in the creation of top-tier content for LearnBIG’s courses. He puts emphasis on versatility, can learn new concepts quickly, and is able to develop engaging content on any topic imaginable. In addition to course planning and design, Spencer writes for our blog and pitches in on other website content.

Spencer has a BA in English and Philosophy from the University of Arizona, and he’s been known to make a damn good soft pretzel.

Tu Ong : Project Coordinator

Tu Ong

Project Coordinator

Tu has a Bachelor of Science in Biology, minor in Chemistry from Saint Martin’s University and a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Production from the International Academy of Design and Technology.  She previously worked in Post Production on shows such as A&E’s Hoarders and Sell This House: Extreme.  She has been an extra on an episode of Investigation Discovery’s Evil In-Law among other shows.  She enjoys photography, food, crafts and animated features.

Tu Ong : Project Coordinator

Tu Ong

Project Coordinator

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Tu has a Bachelor of Science in Biology, minor in Chemistry from Saint Martin’s University and a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Production from the International Academy of Design and Technology.  She previously worked in Post Production on shows such as A&E’s Hoarders and Sell This House: Extreme.  She has been an extra on an episode of Investigation Discovery’s Evil In-Law among other shows.  She enjoys photography, food, crafts and animated features.