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Blue Origin: New Shepard Capsule


My name is Kevin Pate. I'm a Learning and Development Professional with over 15 years experience in digital media design.

General Info

Location:  Washington State.  I split my time between our house in the small town of Stanwood and our cabin just outside the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth.
Working Remote Since: 2012
Hobbies: Photography, metal fabrication, woodworking, outdoor activities including, hiking, camping, and all-terrain vehicles.
Passions: Learning and development.  Technology and design.  Electric vehicle enthusiast.
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Work Experience

2022 - Present

Daniella's Lemonade Stand - Multiple Roles

Responsible for operations, marketing, and sales procurement at my 6-year old daughter's lemonade stand. I'm still waiting to be added to payroll though...

2021 - 2022

TIBCO Software - Senior Learning Experience Designer

Primary responsibilities included leadership development and compliance training. Project lead for the First Time Manager program revamp. Validated and corrected data metrics including source material cleanup. Provided "clean data" for development of additional metric tools.

2018 - 2021

Amazon Robotics - Senior Instructional Designer

Supported Research and Development of Advanced Technology within the Robotics division including robotic work cells and automated guided vehicles. Developed a dynamic, full user-interface for non-networked cells and equipment. Built an internal, on-demand university site to house all reference and training material deployed by Advanced Technology.

2013 - 2018

Brookdale Senior Living - Instructional Designer

Developed training material to support operations, sales, onboarding, and compliance. Led multiple merger initiatives as my former company, Emeritus, was acquired by Brookdale. Was a key member of the Associate Foundations program rollout.

2012 - 2013

Clearwire - Instructional Designer / Learning Content Manager

Clearwire was a telecommunications company providing mobile internet services, but was acquired by Sprint in 2013. I was focused primarily on supporting our customer service groups in the telecommunications industry, primarily in other countries. Also assisted marketing teams and the Social Media group.

2003 - 2012

Zimmer Spine - Multiple Roles Including Document Control Manager

Held several roles from Distribution Services LEAD, Manufacturing Engineer Tech, Associate Quality Assurance Profession, and Document Control Supervisor. Served as primary contact for training record requests and procedure/process reviews during FDA and ISO audits.

Skills & Education

“Training must be impactful and above all else, drive change in performance and/or behavior. I take great pride in focusing on the needs of the learner while ensuring alignment with business needs and objectives" - Kevin Pate

Technical Skills Development85%
Adobe Photoshop100%
Program Management70%
Video Editing80%
Final Cut Pro80%
Learning and Development100%
Adobe Captivate90%
Leadership Development80%

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications, Digital Design

American InterContinental University – Hoffman Estates, IL

Associate of Arts in Business Administration

American InterContinental University – Hoffman Estates, IL

Certification in e-Learning Design and Development

University of Washington – Seattle, WA


"Kevin is an accomplished learning and development professional, understanding all aspects of learning programs from needs analysis, through development, testing and program success measurement. He draws on his deep experience to recommend cutting edge learning solutions that others may not think of."

Don ReiterGlobal Learning and Development Director