About Me

Hi everyone, I’m Mary Ann (Hagemann) Kowalczyk.  Here’s the one minute, random thought overview of ME:

  • I am an instructional designer and my favorite tool is Articulate Storyline for creating eLearning, but I also can create webinars, ILT, and on-the-job training
  • My preference is to create training people want to take, not something they dread
  • In previous jobs, I was a programmer, business analyst, systems auditor, support analyst, and systems administrator
  • I ran three full marathons (26.2 miles) for Open Heart Magic, Lurie Children’s Hospital, and Common Threads charities and raised over $6,600 combined
  • Social media and collaboration is fun – My favorites are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest
  • On June 14, 2014, I married my wonderful husband, Dominic (yes, it was awesome) – We invited Metallica (they declined)
  • I greatly enjoy helping people new to a specific field get connected with people, tools, and organizations in that field
  • Despite eating disgustingly healthy all the time, I like baking/eating cookies, partaking in the occasional pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and indulging in a Starbucks Caramel Macchiato with extra caramel drizzle
  • In my day, I may have sung a karaoke song (or ten)
  • For 12 years through grade school and high school I took piano lessons – I can still play a few things (hopefully I’ll practice more and play something awesome soon)

That pretty much sums it up! 🙂