Virtual Assistant. Jessie Parsons is Peak-Careers Virtual Assistant handling registrations, and supporting Jim in the Learning Management System, website, and more. She currently works full-time at Colby College as the ITS Finance and Procurement Specialist. Jessie received her B.S in International Business from California State University, Long Beach, and her MBA-HR from Thomas College. Jessie also spent a summer interning in the Career Center at Thomas College. While not busy working at Colby and for Peak-Careers, Jessie enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially her daughter Jocelyn and husband Robert.
Social Media Specialist. Moira manages all social media posts for Peak Careers. She has taken several of Peak-Careers’ online seminars and has done in-person workshops with Jim. As a Wisconsin Career Development Association (WCDA) board member, she was instrumental in bringing Jim to Wisconsin for a WCDA event. Moira’s career has evolved over her 24 years with the Adult Career and Special Student Services office at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. With training and experience as a career and education counselor working with returning adult and nontraditional students, she initially provided career counseling and academic advising for the office. Over time, she began taking on communications-related roles beginning with managing the office website. Currently, she is the office’s full-time communications manager. With retirement in the not-so-distant future, she recently began working on a copyediting certificate through UC San Diego. Her goal is to work as a freelance editor after retiring from the university. Moira lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her teenage son, a standard poodle puppy, two cats, and a guinea pig. She loves to read, do word and jigsaw puzzles, walk, bike, travel, and ski.
Instructor: LinkedIn: Advancing Your Skills. Bob McIntosh, CPRW is a career trainer and coach who leads more than 15 job-search workshops at an urban career center, as well as counsels job seekers on every aspect of the job search. His colleagues rely on Bob to critique their clients’ LinkedIn profiles and conduct mock interviews. In addition, Bob has gained a reputation as a LinkedIn authority in the community where he leads workshops for non-profit and for-profit organizations. Job seekers from across the state attend Bob’s LinkedIn workshops. His greatest pleasure is helping people find rewarding careers in a competitive job market. For enjoyment, he blogs at Things Career Related and contributes to Recruiter.com. Follow Bob on Twitter and connect with him on LinkedIn.
Instructor: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for Career Practitioners
Hannah Morgan is a trainer and job search strategist. She has worked in outplacement services, a graduate school career center, a department of labor one-stop and as a recruiter/HR generalist. She is a nationally recognized author and speaker on job search trends and was previously a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and.
She founded CareerSherpa.net to combine her career expertise with her love of writing, speaking and social media. Hannah is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Kiplinger, Forbes and Money Magazine. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.
Instructor: Career Readiness for Justice-Involved Citizens: Factors, Methods, and Insights. Bret Anderson, Ph.D. is the President and principle instructor of h2 Communication, LLC, which is a veteran-owned small business that provides career development and leadership training and education services for a variety of industries. Dr. Anderson is a certified Offender Workforce Development Specialist and Offender Employment Retention Specialist. He has worked with incarcerated veterans since 2004. Full Bio
Edythe Richards is a career counselor and trainer who has helped thousands of people locate and sustain meaningful employment. She is the founder of A Top Career, a Washington, DC-based consulting firm that empowers people to clarify values, resolve stressors, and balance personal priorities with professional pursuits. She is also the creator and host of several podcast series, including Myers-Briggs Question Corner, and EQ at Work.
Edythe is a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), Myers-Briggs Master Practitioner, certified Gallup Strengths Coach, and a certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner and Trainer with a Master’s in Counseling. Connect with Edythe on LinkedIn and follow her on Twitter.
Instructor: Educational Choices After High School. Kristen has taught the Facilitating Career Development (FCD, formerly known as CDF) training course for the National Career Development Association for many years. She brings a practical approach to career development working with workforce development clients, business partners, educators, and K-16 students.
Her projects include the extensive development of career resources and materials for clients at Capital Area Michigan Works!, and a UAW/General Motors Partnership. She has developed career resources with educational clients at the Genesee Intermediate School District, the Ingham Intermediate School District, Michigan Occupational Information System (MOIS), and Michigan Virtual University.
She is currently a career-readiness coordinator for the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency and an instructor at Kalamazoo Valley Community College teaching Career Decisions, First Year Experience and College Success Strategies courses. Kristen holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership with a focus on Curriculum and Instruction.