Meet Our Team
Kelley Shirazi Lunceford
Director of Sales
As a Director of Sales, Kelley works closely with both new and existing BlueVolt customers. Coming from a technology sales background, Kelley worked for Microsoft and EthicsPoint before joining BlueVolt. She is a graduate of U.C. Davis, and is working towards a Master’s degree in Nutrition. When she’s not at work, you’ll find Kelley having lots of fun with her daughter, including seeing live music together and dancing.
Senior Software Engineer
Tony provides software design, maintainable code and automated tests for features implemented within the BlueVolt LMS. He also collaborates with a team of managers and stakeholders on defining project requirements and estimating development efforts. Outside of the office, Tony spends time on his sailboat, runs regularly and has recently begun brewing his own beer.
Whitney works with our customers, helping them to create compelling content for their online universities. She graduated from the University of Portland with a degree in Psychology. Previously she worked at OHSU in addictions and mental health research. Whitney runs and hikes and loves to cook.
Client Services Representative
Brandon works with our current and prospective customers to help them improve their online training programs. Brandon is a graduate of Linfield College and is an avid soccer fan (RCTID) and loves to run. He is almost as good with legos as his two young sons.
President and CEO
Don has led BlueVolt's growth from founding to its position today as the leading online learning management system serving the construction and trades industries. With over 25 years of experience starting, building, and investing in companies, Don enjoys creating companies that disrupt the conventional industry model. Previously, Don was the president of Banfield, The Pet Hospital during its early rapid expansion to 250 locations, and senior vice president of retail operations, strategy and logistics at PetSmart from two stores through IPO. Don received an MBA from Harvard Business School and completed his undergraduate studies in electrical engineering and economics at Rice University. He is a former submarine officer having served aboard the USS Tunny (SSN 682). Don enjoys boating on the Willamette River and skiing, snowboarding, and hiking in the Cascade mountains with his family.
Shannon Willis Pier
Shannon handles BlueVolt’s day-to-day accounting responsibilities, such as payroll, accounts payable and receivable and bank reconciliation. She earned her post-baccalaureate accounting degree from Linfield College and previously worked as a staff accountant. Shannon enjoys yoga, crochet and loves to hike throughout the Northwest with her two dogs.
Director of Creative Development
Chris oversees custom course development and professional services for BlueVolt. She was most recently in charge of the internal creative team at Knowledge Learning Corp., and has also worked for Via Training, Waggener Edstrom, and Medicalogic on clients such as HP and Microsoft. She attended Carnegie Mellon University and IVY School of Professional Art.
Our product manager, Kim, develops training and usability programs and advocates for new features and functionality that will best serve our customers. She has a 20 year history in the L&D industry, with roles from software trainer, instructional designer, eLearning program manager and was also a co-founder of a startup eLearning collaboration company. Kim enjoys all the dining, music festivals, and outdoor activities the beautiful Pacific NW has to offer.
Junior Graphic Designer
After starting his career at BlueVolt as an intern in 2008, Madison now works closely with the company’s instructional designer to implement creative new ideas into training programs. Madison is also earning his degree in graphic design at Portland State University. As an avid music lover, he enjoys spending his weekends at concerts around town.
Linda creates content that provides technical support and education for BlueVolt’s end-users and administrators. She also provides business analysis and supports usability considerations during the software development process. When Linda isn’t working, she enjoys capturing the spirit of Oregon with her camera and sampling food cart fare.
Sales Support Coordinator
Brian works with our National Account Managers to support our customers. He helps our clients improve the usage of their universities and is a trusted line of support. A University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business graduate, and a big Portland Trailblazers fan, Brian likes to play lacrosse and travel.
eLearning Product Manager
Brooke partners with internal and external teams to continue to offer high-quality, interactive continuing education for skilled professionals. She also manages, develops and implements marketing activities to maximize the effectiveness of BlueVolt’s elearning courses. Brooke worked at the Oregon Health Sciences University as a web content manager before joining BlueVolt in 2007. Though a self-described hobby-changing enthusiast, Brooke will never stop traveling the world.
As controller, Shelley is in charge of financial reporting, budget monitoring, financial analysis and internal controls. A Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant, Shelley worked as a public accountant, staff accountant and accounting manager prior to joining BlueVolt in 2004. When she can get away, Shelley spends her time at her yurt near Mt. Adams in Washington state.
National Account Manager
As a National Account Manager, John is responsible for growing existing accounts and generating new business. Originally from San Juan Capistrano, CA, John is a graduate of the University of Portland, where he lettered all four years in men's varsity tennis. He has since traded in his tennis racket for golf clubs. John loves spending time with his wife and daughters and going to all their sporting events.
Marketing & Branding Leader
As BlueVolt’s brand steward, Renee is responsible for BlueVolt’s marketing strategy, public relations, events, and social media outreach. Renee previously worked at Banfield, The Pet Hospital as Director of Education, Director of Marketing, and Director of Project Management and Planning. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in business from Pacific University. Renee is a trail/ultra runner and adventure racer and loves getting muddy and sweaty.
Deepak's background in developing software solutions in various industry verticals like finance, healthcare, legal and mobile technology helps him lead BlueVolt's LMS platform development, IT operations and technical support functions. Outside of work he is spending time with his family, reading and listening to music.
Sales Support Coordinator
As Sales Coordinator, Sandy works with our customers and the sales team to add courses to universities. She interned with a BlueVolt customer before joining the team. Sandy has masters degree in journalism from the National ChengChi University in Taiwan and enjoys playing the piano and reading.
Susie leads the art direction for BlueVolt branding, including work for the website design and marketing materials. She also creates the look and feel for new customers’ universities and designs courses. When not working, Susie enjoys spending her free time golfing, watching movies and making her son smile.
With a rich background in marketing and research, Julia interprets the industry landscape and works to identify new markets and opportunities for BlueVolt. She also evaluates the success of current marketing and sales activities. Julia has worked at software companies and public, academic, corporate and law libraries. On weekends she is a treasure hunter, looking around town for oddities and art.
Senior Instructional Designer
Consulting with customers to find a core message or learning objective and stripping away anything that interferes with knowledge transfer is what inspires Stacy. She has 15 years in the instructional design field and is also a marketing writer. Stacy likes swimming, watching movies and sports and spending time with family.
Sarah manages all things related to BlueVolt's webcasts – including on-camera hosting duties. With a master's degree in meteorology from Mississippi State University, Sarah began her career in journalism as a news and weather anchor in Eugene and Portland, Ore. Always ready for a challenge, Sarah has recently taken up roller derby.
Senior Software Engineer
Scott is responsible for software design, coding and automated testing for features in the BlueVolt LMS. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon and worked as a software developer for IBM and Merrill Lynch prior to joining BlueVolt. Scott enjoys spending his time with his family and watching University of Oregon's football team. Go Ducks!