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Our Staff

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Optivation hosts a staff of highly qualified and experienced people who are ready to work with you to meet your organization's needs.

Mr. Kris Williams, M.S., Industrial Training Coordinator / Multimedia Development 

Kris Williams is responsible for the development of our web based delivery efforts, and electronic, video and multimedia development. His latest efforts include the production of multimedia learning tools, coordinating Optivation's online learning initiatives, and overseeing the InterCECT partnership within MnSCU. Contact Mr. Williams if you have questions about our online classes or multimedia tools. Mr. Williams also researches existing and evolving technologies, such as mobile applications and mobile technologies, in order to continually expand the capacity of Optivation. Mr. Williams holds a B.S. in Design Technology with an emphasis in 3D/Multi-Media design and a M.S. degree in Industrial Technology.

Mr. Tom Christensen, Student Worker

Tom Christensen is a student worker for Optivation at Bemidji State University. Tom joined Optivation in May 2015. He helps prepare classes, file documents, and other duties as assigned. He's currently working toward a Social Studies Secondary Education major and a Political Science minor, and will graduate in 2018.

Ms. Stephanie Berndt, Student Worker
Stephanie Berndt is a student worker for Optivation at Bemidji State University. Stephanie joined Optivation in September 2014. She helps manage social media as well as other responsibilities that are asked of her. She is in the proccess attaining a degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology.