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 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.