Our SAFe Certification Trainers
Our SAFe certification trainers, SAFe® Program Consultants (SPCs), are change agents who guide organizations through agile transformations with their extensive knowledge of the Scaled Agile Framework®.
With Rego, all of our SAFe certification trainers are experienced SPCs who not only have knowledge of the framework, but also have developed the best practices used by a wide variety of industry leaders. In our classes, you can have the confidence that you can ask questions and receive guidance from experts.
Learn more about our SAFe certification trainers below.
Director of Agile Training
I am an experienced Agile Coach, with my first exposure to Agile starting in 2007. I have spent a lot of time as a team member, Scrum Master, RTE, and Agile Coach at different levels. I am also a former software developer with more than 20 years of experience in the Microsoft suite of development tools, having worked in both Agile and Waterfall processes. Since becoming an Enterprise Agile Coach, I have spent a lot of time in the field and the classroom. I have helped companies understand and implement Agile methodologies no matter what their current operating model. I have also brought that real-world experience to the classroom and trained over a thousand students in SAFe.
My passion is bringing organizational psychology into the process to help companies deliver better results while creating a work experience that helps companies be the best versions of themselves. I am regularly reading books and listening to podcasts on making work more enjoyable for everyone, no matter where they are in the company.
Principal Agile Consultant
My passion for Agile can be traced back to college. I was that kid who was equally in love with math and science as well as fine art. I graduated from a top-level school with a degree in Anthropology. I was and continue to be fascinated by culture and the scientific approach the discipline centers upon. Who knew that would set the stage for a career that kept coming back to Systems Thinking and Customer-Centricity? Fast-forward through a couple of decades of various technological roles until I was fortunate to land with a manufacturing company that prided itself on implementing LEAN at all levels of its organization. I was invited to participate in my first Kaizen, and there was no looking back as I found my passion. From that moment forward, I was hooked on Lean principles and saw similarities to Agile in technology. I have had wonderful experiences as both a practitioner as well a trainer, primarily with large-scale Agile adoption. I excel as a trainer and have had the rewards of training over 1,000 students over my lifetime.
I have been able to share my acquired knowledge with a variety of companies in multiple industries, including automotive manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, insurance, and retail. My experience includes assisting portfolio management transformation, providing Agile, LEAN and SAFe training to leadership, value-stream identification, and Agile product management best practices.
I have been in software development for over 20 years, primarily working with Fortune 50 companies in large-scale delivery. Over the years, I transitioned from an application designer to team lead, to business intelligence developer, to project and program management over software, infrastructure, and data initiatives. As a result of my leading Waterfall, Agile, and blended/hybrid initiatives involving complex product rollouts, data center migrations, and emerging technology solutions, I have gained a varied perspective on how to overcome challenges to delivery.
Over the past few years, I have been able to share my acquired knowledge with various companies in multiple industries, including telecom, transportation logistics, pharmaceuticals, and insurance. My experience includes assisting portfolio management transformation, providing agile and SAFe training to leadership and change management, and delivery process transformation at the team and program levels.
J.D., Certified SAFe® 5 Program Consultant
A consultant with over 18 years of varied professional experience, I have led soldiers in the field and business professionals in the boardroom and courtroom. A love of learning and an almost consuming sense of curiosity have led me through an exciting and fulfilling life. My father often joked that my first word was “Why?” I am a proud prior serviceman. I served in the Tennessee Army National Guard for eight years and received the Commandant’s Award during my Primary Leadership Development Course leading to my promotion to Sergeant. I actively practiced law for over 12 years before being introduced to Agile practices. I was hooked when I took my first course and immediately saw the benefit of being “Agile” even outside the development environment. Since taking that course (and many others), I transitioned to Agile Consulting and continue to focus on helping develop and guide lean-agile servant-leaders in software-adjacent and non-technical areas. I hold SAFe 5.0 SPC, RTE, and Scrum Master certificates and am currently enjoying disproving the misconception that “Agile only works for software development.”