Quick Bio

Welcome, and thank you for checking out my online resume!  My name is Jason Sturges, and the information contained on this site is intended to help you see the breadth and depth of my skills, education and experience within the areas of business and education.  Below you will find a quick summary & overview about me, and to the left you can click on Resume to find both an HTML & PDF copy of my current resume.   (You'll also be able to click through to my LinkedIn profile, where you can read recommendations of my work.)

"Jason Sturges currently is a Project Lead for AllenComm in Salt Lake City.  Here, with a team of professional instructional designers, writers, motion & graphic artists along with programmers & developers, he works to insure learning solutions – both instructor led-and e-learning – are produced on-time and on-budget.  Though he spends the majority of his time tracking project plans, milestones, deliverables and budgets for some of North Americas most recognizable brands, he also often gets to “get his hands dirty" by backing-up instructional designers and e-learning developers on the team.

Prior to his role at AllenComm, Jason was the Manager for Employee Development & Engagement for BioFire Diagnostics. In this role, he creates & manages comprehensive organizational training & development programs; sources, coordinates and develops/delivers relevant content; and assess & identifies knowledge & skill requirements at both an organizational level – and, in collaboration with managers – at a departmental level too. Additionally, he oversees programs and opportunities surrounding employee engagement, events and culture-building.

Previous to BioFire, he was with the Education division at the Association for Talent Development (ATD) in Alexandria, Virginia, where he was a Sr. Project Manager for Content Development – focusing on instructional design. There he worked with designers, subject matter experts and facilitators to revise and update ATD’s robust professional development catalog – as well as teaming up with thought leaders in the field to bring new content & curriculum to market.

Going even further back, Jason was with Myriad Genetics, Inc. and AlphaGraphics, Inc., both in Salt Lake City, Utah. At Myriad, he was charged with collaboratively developing tools and systems to solidify training, learning and organizational development throughout the company – including major projects with orientation/onboarding, e-Learning, leadership development and trainer development. While with AlphaGraphics, he was responsible for the logistical planning, coordination, execution, evaluation, improvement and developing the “experience factor” of the company’s new franchisee on-boarding and training program.

As an avid reader and change agent, Jason’s research and consulting pursuits embrace the talent management/development, human resources, and organizational design & development arenas. Specific topics/projects in the past have included: corporate orientation/on-boarding, off-boarding, re-boarding, team development, trainer development, facilitation & presentation skills, coaching/mentoring, leadership development, program planning, and learning transfer.

Jason received his BS in Business/Information Resource Management (2004), and his Master of Education in Adult Learning (2012) – both from Westminster College – where he continues to teach as an adjunct professor for the school of education. In 2017, Jason earned his CPTD (Certified Professional in Talent Development, formerly CPLP) credential, with an emphasis in instructional design.  Jason remains active and committed to the profession, as he is a national and local member of the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD), is a repeat presenter at their industry conferences, and has served on the Utah chapter’s Board of Directors for over 7 years."

Thanks again for visiting my site.  If you have any questions, comments or thoughts, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.  I'd love to hear from you.  (My contact information is on my resume.)  In the mean time, because I am a "quotes person," let me leave you with my 7 favorite quotes right now.

  • "If you think training is expensive, try ignorance." 
    --Tom Peters

  • "If you want to reach people no one is reaching, you’ll have to do things no one else is doing." 
    --Craig Groeschel

  • "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"
    --Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Our lives begin to end when we become silent about things that matter"
    --Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
    --Margaret Mead

  • "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do then by the ones you did do.  So ... sail away from the safe harbor. Explore.  Dream.  Discover." 
    --Mark Twain

  • "Perfection is not attainable; but if we pursue perfection, we can catch excellence." 
    --Vince Lombardi