About The LDG Team

We strive to inspire excellence and innovation in teaching and learning by empowering instructors through ongoing support, training, and collaboration opportunities to develop engaging, inclusive, and accessible learning content.

You can leverage our experience in learning and technology to create great learning experiences for your students.

Each instructor has different needs and the online course development process takes this into account and focuses on personalizing your course development experience.

“Almost 80% of instructors take what they learn from the online instructional design process, and apply it to their in-person course design.”
- Gallup and Inside Higher Education Study


LDG Instructional Design Team

 

Debra Warren

Debra Warren

Manager LDG Instructional Design Team

Instructional Designer, native Coloradan, aspiring photographer, and learning/tech geek, I have over 13 years of experience working in Higher Education Technology and experience in the education and training fields. I enjoy spending time outside gardening, taking photographs, and traveling to interesting often overlooked places with my pack - my husband and our rescue dogs. 


 

Tomas Bartulec

Tomas Bartulec

Senior Instructional Designer

I was born and raised in the Czech Republic, and after finishing my Engineering degree from the Czech Technical University in Prague, I moved to the States and began my career in Higher Education. For over 17 years, I have worked for large state universities, a community college, and a private college. When working with faculty I always advise them to write a robust syllabus that describes their classes in detail and establishes clear expectations between the instructor and the students. In my free time, I like to bike, hike, and spend time with my wife and three active boys.


 

Donna Hall

Donna Hall

Senior Instructional Designer

I am an Instructional Designer with fifteen years of experience in higher education collaborating with subject matter experts and faculty to design and implement innovative online, hybrid, and face-2-face courses. I am also an experienced problem solver of technical issues for all levels of students, faculty, and staff. I am a foodie, so I like to discover new restaurants and cuisines in my free time.


 

Diana Montealegre

Diana Montealegre

Instructional Designer

I was born and raised in Colombia, where you can have the best coffee by the Caribbean Sea. I moved here back in 2011 and I’ve lived in Colorado since then with my husband and our two active boys. My background comes from being an Instructional Designer and Web Accessibility Specialist with a degree in Computer Systems Engineering, and a Graduate Certificate in Information Accessibility Design and Policy. I enjoy working with different people from different backgrounds, learning, and teaching styles. My goal is to help faculty develop a rich curriculum for their courses, as robust as face-to-face courses, with an emphasis on student success and professional growth.


 

Becky Rex

Becky Rex

Instructional Designer

I started my work in Instructional Design in Denver, CO in 2009 and have since worked at a variety of higher education institutions in Oregon, Massachusetts, and Maine before returning to Colorado in 2019. I enjoy the collaborative aspect of this work: sharing ideas with faculty and constantly assessing what makes online education engaging and a quality experience for students. My interest in curriculum development lay in using narrative teaching as a means of conveying information. 

I share life with my son, my cat Sparrow, and am happy to be back amongst family, friends, and sunshine in Colorado, after romping around the Pacific Northwest and New England for a few years. I am also a cellist, archer, and love rowing.


 

Brad Grabham

Brad Grabham

Instructional Designer

I joined the Learning Design Group in November of 2021. Previously, I worked as a Learning Experience Designer, Academic Technology Consultant, and Support Analyst within the Office of Information Technology at the University of Colorado Boulder. Before higher education and nonprofit work, I was a social studies and special education teacher in public schools for eight years and a swim coach for fourteen years.

I have a Master of Science in Information Media with a concentration in instructional design and training. I have a Bachelor of Science in Education with areas of licensure in social studies and special education. I have completed additional certifications, Quality Matters (QM), and implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Higher Education.