Project Management Instructors and Consultants

Project Management Instructors

Instructors make or break the learning experience. Great instructors inspire, challenge, and motivate. Great instructors call on their project management experience to make the course material come alive for students. Great instructors leave a lasting impression.

We understand the value of great instructors. We focus on maintaining the very best project management instructor talent.
Project Management Consultants

Project management is our passion.  Our personnel make projects more efficient, controlling costs, schedules, and work scope without compromising quality. While our project management consultants bring a wealth of experience from a wide array of industries, their real strength often lies in their ability to use project management best practices on projects where no-one has experience.  The more unusual the project, the more value they add.

Kevin Archbold, CAPM, PMP, PMI-SP

Kevin has over 30 years of project management experience with large and small organizations in a variety of industries, including automotive, nuclear, telecommunications, trucking, IT, recruiting, mining, construction, and government.   Kevin has presented at local and national levels within the Project Management Institute (PMI), is the winner of a local chapter PMI Project of the Year Award, and is the Past President of the PMI Tucson Chapter.

Sal Thompson, PMP

Sal has over 25 years of experience working for Fortune 500 companies, including managing projects with local and globally distributed teams. She teaches project management at a variety of regional colleges, as well as being a sought-after instructor for corporate on-site courses across many industries. She particularly enjoys providing her students tools and techniques they can use the next day to be more successful in their careers.

Ralph Kliem, PMP

Ralph has over 25 years of experience with Fortune 500, public service, and small firms in business management and information systems.  He is a former adjunct project management faculty member with Seattle Pacific University, Bellevue Community College, and City University. He has published over 250 articles on business, communications, and information systems topics, and has authored or co-authored 15 books on project management-related topics.

Joan Watson

Joan has over 25 years of experience with project management, Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server.  Her current principal focus is Microsoft Project Server, which she has implemented and configured for a host of large and small companies, in concert with PMI best practices.  Joan’s passion is to help companies understand how to use this robust tool effectively, to impact portfolio, program and project selection, and to facilitate growth and productivity. She presents regularly at local and national events, has been recognized as a Top 100 AV video multimedia producer, and is currently serving as adjunct faculty in the Library Science Media Production graduate program at the College of St. Catherine’s.

Jedidiah Dairy, PMP

Jed has over 10 years of project management experience in mining, construction and government contracting.  His expertise includes the deployment of autonomous and IT based fleet management system projects for open pit mining operations. He has managed projects all over the United States, as well as internationally in Australia, Canada, and Chile. Jed enjoys working with and leading diverse and multicultural teams.

Michele Anciaux Aoki, PMP

Michele has more than 20 years of experience as a systems analyst and project manager in the insurance industry, as well as extensive experience in education at the state, national, and local levels. As an instructor her focus is on personalizing instruction to challenge each student to apply their learning to their own workplace projects.

While working for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, she served as the project manager for major grants from WSDOT for “Safe Routes to School” and from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the “World Language Credit Program.” She also served as Program Director for the University of Washington STARTALK summer language program, funded by the US Department of Defense.