Becky Downard, CEO & Director of Content Development
With the recent acquisition of MyPlaceToLearn by Becky Downard and Mitch Anderson, Becky now heads up the team as CEO. As Director of Content Development, Becky’s main responsibility is to ensure course materials and products are created/developed which meet the high quality standards that are the hallmark of MyPlaceToLearn, Inc.
After graduation from High School, Becky accepted a position as Controller at the Resort at the Mountain in Welches. It was in this role that Becky discovered her love of learning and realized that her true calling was not crunching numbers, but working with people, providing education and training. Before long, she had assumed many traditional Human Resources duties, including the development of job descriptions, training materials, employee recognition programs, and the creation of policies and procedures.
In 1994, she accepted a position at Timberline Lodge, a world-renowned National Historic Landmark located on Mt. Hood. Becky was hired into the role of Payroll and Benefit Administrator, but within six months had assumed management of the Human Resource Department. During her 15 years at Timberline, Becky added many titles to her business card including; HR Manager, HR Generalist, Webmaster, Executive Assistant, and Corporate Trainer, to name a few.
During this time, Becky developed a comprehensive talent management package covering all aspects of the employee relationship which included recruitment, on-boarding, job specific training, safety training, customer service training, policy development, procedure documentation, supervisor development and weekly management skill building. In 2004, she was asked to build an on-line university for the hospitality industry and created the University of Timberline, a 54 course, internet accessible education tool, which trains more than a thousand new Timberline Team Members each year.
In 2005, Becky’s customer service programs were honored with the Customer Service Employer of the Year Award by Oregon’s Hospitality and Tourism Division. The following year, Becky was asked to serve on the Skill Set Task Force for the State of Oregon creating state-wide curriculum guidelines for the hospitality industry.
Her extensive experience in program development and human resources gives her a unique end-user perspective on the development of training tools. She firmly believes education can, and should, be fun and that education is a life-long process and is currently completing her degree in Business and Human Resources Management.
Mitch Anderson, CIO & Director of Operations
Mitch Anderson has over 25 years supervisory and management experience in various Manufacturing and Service Organizations. He has consistently demonstrated his commitment to learning and achieving a level of excellence in all endeavors in his career.
Most recently, Mitch was the Director of West-Coast Operations for a multi-site manufacturing and service corporation, where he increased the regions market share, quality and customer satisfaction to the highest level in the company. He has been involved in, or was directly responsible for improving methods, and processes for training, production, logistics and delivery.
His educational background includes Manufacturing, Engineering, Psychology, Language Arts, Computer Programming and Network Administration studies. He holds an AS Degree in Computer Science.
Now in his sixth year at MyPlaceToLearn, Mitch oversees all aspects of the operation. From customer service to project management, sub-contractor coordination and new product development, he is committed to providing customers with the highest levels of quality and service. His efforts have resulted in numerous successful projects and satisfied customers, as well as partnerships with highly respected content and delivery providers, allowing us to provide our clients with a broader product library and extremely reliable accessibility.
Dr. William W. Clopine, Ph.D. Director International Marketing
Dr. Clopine is the newest member of the MyPlaceToLearn Team and he brings experience and a passion for life long learning to the organization. He holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Redlands in southern California, and both Masters and Ph.D. Degrees from the University of Oklahoma. Over the course of his 21 year career, Bill has been actively involved in providing a wide range of training and career development coaching in the US and overseas. He has also helped lead Learning Management Systems and technical training programs for a major international energy company.
Additional experience includes serving as Past President and Life Member of the University of Oklahoma School of Geology and Geophysics Alumni Advisory Council.
Jason Cacaci, Business Partner, Growth Strategy Dynamics, Canada
Jason holds a Diploma of Computer Graphics from Thompson Rivers University. In addition, he holds numerous sales certificates from UBC Sauder School of Business, Dale Carnegie, SPIN Huthwaite, DEI Sales Management, Danka University, Canon Canada, and Pitney Bowes Canada consultative selling schools.
He has applied his sales and business development skills for over 20 years in a variety of positions including National Sales Manager, Sales Manager North America and Director of Business Development for iCompass Technologies a leading meeting, records and document management company serving the public sector. Jason also served as an Area Sales Manager at Pitney Bowes Danka, a National Leader in Document Management and Imaging Solutions. He has broad experience with managing sales teams, driving organic sales growth and related business development activities.
Additional experience includes serving as National Sales Planning Representative, Graphic Systems Division with Canon Canada Inc. While there, he executed vertical marketing campaigns, conducted in-field sales support for Canon dealerships throughout Canada and delivered targeted sales training programs.
Jason's extensive experience in sales and marketing along with his successful track record in business development compliment the long term growth of MyPlaceToLearn in Canada.
Caryn Tilton, CT Consulting, LLC
A seasoned entrepreneur, Ms. Tilton has established and sold 14 different businesses beginning at the age of 18 while just starting college. Most recently, she sold MyPlaceToLearn, Inc. an eLearning company offering web-based training and other resources to organizations around the globe. Concurrent to starting and selling businesses, Caryn has owned and operated Caryn Tilton Consulting, LLC since 1984 providing programs and supporting services in management consulting, organizational development and employee training.
Ms. Tilton has written over 40 training programs and has custom designed programs for clients covering a broad spectrum of organizational challenges including board development, strategic planning, performance management, executive coaching, process reengineering, and dozens of successful leadership initiatives. She has provided instruction in local community colleges and universities on a wide variety of business topics. In 2003, the Business and Management Department at Marylhurst University presented Caryn with an Award of Honors for Outstanding Contribution to Marylhurst University and Outstanding Academic and Personal Achievement. Today, as part of her consulting business, Ms. Tilton works with clients in the US and Canada, she has a virtual executive coaching program and she enjoys speaking at conferences.
While raising a family with her husband and pursuing a career, Ms. Tilton stayed active in her community serving as president of her local chamber of commerce, president of her local planning organization, and president of her local women’s group. She brought the first educational children’s center to her community, the first county library, and the first toll free phone service to neighboring towns. She facilitated land trades between the county and private companies to protect the view shed of the Mt. Hood National Forest and worked with state agencies to protect water rights for the area.
In her free time, Caryn enjoys skiing, fly fishing, hiking, and traveling with her husband John, her children and her grandchildren. Someday, when she retires there are plans to develop a URL she now owns, KidsPlaceToLearn!
Today, Caryn is available to clients as a consultant, leadership coach, trainer, and conference presenter. To connect with Caryn, email or call her direct at 503-572-9628.
Ken Carnes, Proseris Services, LLC
For over 25 years, Ken Carnes has developed an intense passion for leadership and coaching. His proven business success coupled with his ability to not just communicate with people but connect with them has made him a highly sought after speaker and coach.
Today, Ken has the honor to speak to thousands of individuals during his keynotes and workshops on both sales and leadership effectiveness. When he is not consulting or speaking to organizations he personally coaches over 100 individuals and teams on an annual basis. His past experience includes various sales, training and senior leadership positions with Xerox, FedEx. Currently, Ken is the Managing Partner with Cornerstone Services, one of the fastest growing leadership development firms in North America and a Partner with Proseris Services, a progressive organization focused on developing coaching content, products and tools for leaders all over the world.
His books, Management Insights and Influential Selling as well as his most recent book, a collaborative effort with David Cottrell, Escape from Management Land continue to climb in distribution and are now recognized as several the top business books on leadership and selling.