September 20, 2018

Team

We’re a team of hard-working, bright, creative professionals. We love learning, communicating, and collaborating. Our clients are consistently amazed at our quick turn-around times, legendary attention to detail, and top-notch results.

RANDY ECKMAN // CEO

Randy has an extensive background in communications, including advertising, marketing, and media design and production. He got his start in retail advertising with C.R. Anthony Company and, later, in 1987, founded Training Media Services, a business communications media firm in Boise, Idaho.

Randy has been able to work with many talented people and travel the globe while producing documentaries and marketing videos. Today, TMS remains an industry leader, delivering high-technology media applications to corporate training, marketing, and advertising materials for its national and international clients.

JULIE CHENG // PRESIDENT + ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

Julie began writing and editing professionally in 1994. In 1997, she launched a content development and design agency, which enjoyed steady growth and satisfied clients for more than a decade. Julie joined TMS Interactive as Account Director in 2008, and continued to build an excellent reputation for outstanding service and professional results. In 2011, Julie stepped into a new leadership role with the company, adding “President” to her title.

CINDY ECKMAN // CFO

Cindy earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Oklahoma. Her career started with the C.R. Anthony Company in Oklahoma City as Junior Sportswear Assistant Buyer. Over the years, her career has evolved from fashion to finance.

PAUL OTREMBA // VIDEO PRODUCTION MANAGER

Paul has been writing, shooting, editing, and producing videos professionally since 2005 when he graduated from Northwest Nazarene University. He joined the TMS team in 2011 as our video production manager. Paul has won Telly Awards and ISBA awards for videography, writing, and overall production and is also certified with the FAA as an unmanned drone pilot.

MARLA WHEELER // CONTENT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Since 1994, Marla has enjoyed her career as a writer, developmental editor, and program manager. She particularly loves connecting and working with clients around the globe, and is energized when resolving customer issues.

GWYNETH BLEDSOE // VIDEO PROGRAM MANAGER + WRITER

Gwyneth has enjoyed a career in IT since 1984 working for international corporations in Europe and the US. Her roles have included project manager, business analyst, trainer, and technical writer. She also has experience in the non-profit sector as a writer, project manager, and volunteer coordinator. Gwyneth joined TMS in 2014 as a writer and editor and is currently a video program manager. She enjoys meeting customer needs by delivering quality videos on time and above expectations.

ERIC NARAD // GRAPHIC DESIGNER + 3D ILLUSTRATOR

Eric uses 3D modeling, animation, and motion graphics to help bring TMS projects to life. His eye for design and attention to detail lend themselves to a desire to always push the envelope and deliver fresh ideas. Eric is frequently called upon during brainstorming sessions and plays a key role in making sure that the work we create is not only informative, but is engaging as well.

JON WHEELER // ACCOUNT MANAGER + WRITER

Writing and editing professionally since 1996, Jon has a unique ability to grasp complex concepts and communicate them simply with both text and design. He has years of experience succesfully managing both small projects and large-scale enterprise programs.

BECCA BLANKENSHIP // WRITER + PROJECT MANAGER

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Boise State University in 2007, Becca successfully put her talents to work as a project manager and writer. She enjoys developing professional communication pieces from the early concept phases to finished documentation.

JULIE REMBER // WRITER + PROJECT MANAGER

Julie joined the team of writers in 2004. She brings a variety of job experiences in management and communications to her current roles of project manager, writer, and editor. Julie excels at asking pertinent questions and delivering targeted results.

KING PON // DESIGNER

King has created commercial and architectural art since 1980. Although he has a professional degree in architecture, his applied focus has been working as a graphics designer, specializing in technical documentation for a worldwide audience, and applying brand identity standards.

SHANNA CHUMA // DESIGNER

Shanna has over a decade of experience managing design projects for some of the world’s leading Fortune 500 technology companies, including various print, online, and branding projects. With strong interpersonal, organizational, visual, and conceptual skills, and a well-rounded portfolio, Shanna adds value to any project she’s assigned.

LINDA SCHEELE // WRITER + PROJECT MANAGER

Linda received her MA degree in English Literature from Portland State University in 1999. Writing and editing professionally since 1998, Linda enjoys working on a variety of projects, from marketing to highly technical.

SCOTTIE BRUCK // WRITER + PROJECT MANAGER

Scottie Bruck began as a freelance editor for translators in Holland and Germany in 2006. She has since gone on to edit and write in a variety of areas, including fiction, non-fiction, legal, medical, and technical. She has been a writer for TMS since April 2013.

KATHRYN SULLIVAN GRAF // WRITER + PROJECT MANAGER

Kathryn graduated Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1994, with a BA in Government Studies and a minor in Spanish. She went on to receive her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. After practicing law, she transitioned to writing and editing for a prominent legal publisher. In addition, she has edited both fiction and non-fiction works, and she has written extensively for several non-profit organizations. Since March 2014, Kathryn now also enjoys writing, editing, and proofing for TMS.

KIMBERLY STAGNARO // SYSTEMS MANAGER

Kim was a teacher and administrator in the public sector before joining TMS in November 2013. Happily for many of us at TMS, Kim has strong organizational skills and is not intimidated by a complex Excel spreadsheet.

PHYLLIS LANGDON // WRITER + PROJECT MANAGER

Phyllis has been writing and editing professionally since graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Portland in 1986. In 1999, she launched a business communications firm, which enjoyed consistently strong results and satisfied clients for more than a decade. Phyllis joined TMS Interactive as a Writer/Project Manager in 2012. She excels at developing solid, accurate, and highly leveragable communication materials.

MONELLE SMITH // WRITER + PROJECT MANAGER

Monelle writes technical and business content, with a focus on telling the story behind the facts. After nearly a decade as a freelancer, she enjoys working as part of the team at TMS. Monelle lived near Seattle for 11 years before settling in Idaho in 2007.

ROBIN LOUIS // GRAPHIC DESIGNER

In 2000, Robin earned a BA in communications with an emphasis in graphic design from Spokane’s Whitworth University. She has since worked in many areas of design, including newspapers, publications, non-profits, corporate branding, and various web and print design solutions for small businesses throughout the country.

LARRY REITZ // WRITER + PROJECT MANAGER

Larry has an extensive background in training and project management in the public sector, with HP, and with TMS. After teaching in the public schools for 10 years, Larry earned an M.S. degree in Instructional Technology, which he put to use at HP, developing various forms of end user and service documentation and training. During his 14 years at HP, he also gained experience in future product marketing, current product marketing, and technical marketing. Larry has been with TMS since 2004 and enjoys the creative atmosphere, as well as interacting with customers.

RYAN NIELSON // INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMER

Ryan graduated from Boise State University in 2000. He brings over 10 years experience in web programming and development. Ryan takes creative visual and multimedia ideas and brings them to life in a wide variety of formats, including print, digital, web, and handheld devices. Ryan speaks over 14 languages including HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, Actionscript, PHP, and VueJS.