Ascendant Design
and Training, LLC


Innovative learning design
Whether you need to develop a new course or refresh an existing one, our custom-tailored eLearning products will get the job done. Captivate your audience with thought-provoking lessons that promote critical thinking and improve performance.
Expert consultation
New to eLearning design? Not sure where to host your course? Leave the heavy lifting to us. With our combined experience in instructional design, software development, and IT, we'll help you find the eLearning solution that's just right for you.
Custom implementation
Designing a course is only half the battle. We'll get you all the way to the finish line with implementation solutions that will get your course up and running on the platform of your choice.
Our Admin Team
Bridget Manley

Vice President,
Chief Information Officer &
Lead Instructional Designer

Bridget Manley is an eLearning specialist with a passion for helping learners become effective agents in their careers and in their communities. She co-founded Ascendant Design and Training with her husband Daniel Patterson in July 2020. Before that, she was the curriculum manager for a Denver-based startup company where she developed compliance and manufacturing training for the state-legal cannabis industry.

She draws from a range of learning theories and instructional design models to create courses that are precision-built to solve real-world problems. She uses research-based methodologies and a thoughtful application of technology to develop lessons that engage and enlighten learners.

Bridget has a background in secondary English education and is currently pursuing a MicroMaster's certificate in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Maryland. She has been a proud Wyoming resident since 2009.

Daniel Patterson

Vice President,
Chief Technical Officer &
Technology Director

Daniel is a Software Systems Developer with over 30 years of multi-disciplinary experience in software, electronic, and mechanical design.

He has been involved in a number of different industries, including logistics, gaming, music, and heavy equipment to name just a few. In those industries, Daniel has managed projects large and small, has been in charge of research, development, engineering, and IT departments, and has overseen the implementation and upkeep of automated production systems.

Daniel's current occupational role at Ascendant is to create new technical tools, techniques, and procedures that can lead to new inroads for the EdTech industry to the benefit of instructional designers, educators, and their students.

Our Values
We stand by our word, and we make your goals our priority. Your trust matters to us, and we work earnestly to honor that trust. We’re your partner in making your vision a reality.
The buck stops with us. We hold ourselves accountable for ensuring each project we produce comes in on time, within budget, and to the highest standard possible.
Social Justice
Learning is a powerful tool for changing minds and hearts. We use our skills to amplify voices and promote resources that champion equity, inclusion, diversity and anti-racism.
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