Ray Lawrence - HowToMoodle Director

Ray – Director

As HowToMoodle’s founder and director, I divide my time between running HowToMoodle and consulting with the company’s diverse clients. I discovered Moodle when seeking solutions to streamline induction programmes at a major UK financial services company and have been an enthusiastic and pragmatic advocate of Moodle-based solutions since the very early days.

Jan Lawrence - HowToMoodle Director

Jan – Director

I started my Moodle journey in 2004 looking after the administration and accounts side of HowToMoodle on a part time basis. In 2006 I made the decision to give up my career in Social Services and join HowToMoodle full time to run the office. With a growing business and team I was appointed Director in 2010. I am responsible for managing the office and working in the HR side of the company.

Richard Hall - eLearning Consultant

Richard – E-Learning Consultant

I started my career in IT as a programmer writing software in the financial sector. Following the full systems life cycle, I then got involved in the project management and subsequent training of end users. After several years, I re-trained as a secondary school teacher, teaching ICT to 11-18 year-olds and this is where I was introduced to Moodle. I joined HowToMoodle to deliver training and consultancy and I enjoy sharing my Moodle experiences with others and ensuring they get the best out their Moodle sites.

Ian MacKinnon - eLearning Consultant

Ian – E-Learning Consultant

I started working in Learning & Development for a financial services contact centre, where I soon found out about Moodle and learned how it could be used to engage staff with regulatory and compliance training. I took this further to train the trainers on how to use the system, and soon discovered Totara LMS and moved to train specifically on Totara. Now at HowToMoodle I provide training and consultancy on both systems; I really enjoy helping people discover the possibilities of Moodle and Totara and how they can achieve them.

Grace- Client Relations Executive

Grace – Client Relations Executive

I joined the HowToMoodle team after a nine year career in hairdressing. I have used my extensive customer service skills to build new client relationships within the e-Learning industry. My passion is to advise and help clients reach their project goals!

Vicky - Client Relations Executive

Vicky – Client Relations Executive

I joined HowToMoodle in October 2016 from a fast paced career in the media industry, which took me around the world filming in -22°C degrees up a mountain to climbing 20ft down into an unused nuclear reactor. HowToMoodle’s busy office has matched the pace of my former career, continuously pushing me to new exciting heights.

I love to understand our clients’ LMS projects deeply and in return recommend the best approach for them – taking in mind timeframes, budgets, and internal skill set. The best feeling is seeing all of our clients’ successful projects come together!

Outside of my role here I spend most of my time day dreaming of owning a dog with eyebrows, surfing and trying the latest ‘healthy’ superfood trends, much to the annoyance of my husband Ryan.

My most prized possessions are my galaxy leggings which are a real NASA picture of the Horsehead Nebula and my longboard.

Marianne Hill - Operations and Finance Manager

Marianne – Operations and Finance Manager

I previously worked within the motor industry for 20 years as a Dealership Accountant before joining the HowToMoodle team. As the Operations and Finance Manger my role is to manage the company accounts as well as the accounting function and to assist clients with any queries.

Hannah Biddulph - Finance Assistant

Hannah – Finance Assistant

Since leaving school, many moons ago, I have always worked within Administration & Finance in a variety of sectors providing the support that organisations need to run their day-to-day business and meet their objectives. I worked in many different places including solicitors and accountants firms, a recruitment agency, and a Wholesale Tour Company ((think Brendan Coach Trip), and now since March 2017 here at HowToMoodle.

I like to keep myself busy, get my head down and more importantly I love to love the job I’m doing.  My biggest bugbear is people being rude and not having the time of day for others – Manners cost nothing – Life is too short to be angry and bad-mannered!

Outside of my role here at HowToMoodle I’m a wife to Simon, we’ve been a team for twenty years now, and a Mom to William who’s three and a half.  I’m a TV addict and a shopaholic who likes to go on holiday as much as I can and spend much needed time with family & friends.

Marj - Operations Support Adminsitrator

Marj – Operations Support Adminsitrator

Since entering the world of work back in 1982 I have resisted the urge to move around within the workplace spending 16 years working for large supermarket chain in a variety of office based roles, then moving on to work for a local animal charity where I stayed for 17.5 years based mainly within training, HR, reward or payroll.

I very much like to treat others the way I prefer to be treated myself, my pet hates would be bullies and people who are unnecessarily rude. I love to be in a team where I can just muck in and am more than happy to pick up almost anything that is thrown at me.

I have two sons, James and Thomas, both grown up and an awful lot bigger then I am now!  A bit of an animal loving family we’ve owned everything from dogs, to rodents of various types, stick insects and a fabulous bearded dragon called Spyro. My loves include art and I used to paint for a local ceramics company, music in which I have very eclectic taste but I love my rock bands, and photography always on the lookout for an unusual angle with buildings a particular favourite, and in black and white even better!

Joanna - Digital Marketing Specialist

Joanna – Digital Marketing Specialist

Though my chief ambition is to control the entire internet, I busy myself in the meantime running HowToMoodle’s website, digital and online experience projects, working alongside some very talented marketing and design people. Originally from Athens, Greece, I located to London in 2004 to study my degree because I thought it would be nicer to stay away – just for a little bit – from my dad. Since then, I worked in marketing and business development roles for SMEs, technology startups, and global companies. My ultimate passion is to create engaging and exciting web experiences for people and businesses, no matter the channel or mechanic or industry. In my spare time, I’m a serial crisps eater, I like beautiful places and buying art. Finally, (and I have to state that), I adore my husband, my three sisters and Taylor, my cat.

 

Gemma - Marketing Executive

Gemma – Marketing Executive

I began my marketing career following graduating from University with a BA (Hons) in Marketing Management and Business IT. I have worked in Sales and Marketing roles for over 9 years, with the majority in the IT industry, before joining HowToMoodle. Here I manage all of the company’s marketing activities and ensure that our clients are keep up to date with our new and evolving products and services.

Callum Booth - Web Developer and Designer

Callum – Web Developer and Designer

I started my career at a marketing agency while also studying for a foundation degree in Graphic Design at University. Following this I began working within the digital department where I was able to improve my development skills before moving onto a web developer role for a logistics training company prior to joining HowToMoodle. Since working at HowToMoodle I enjoy working with clients to create great-looking, engaging themes, as well as developing new features and supporting the HowToMoodle sales and marketing team.

Ben - E-Learning Developer

Ben – E-Learning Developer

I have spent my entire career in multimedia focused roles, with special interest in e-learning. I have worked in various environments, from web development to bespoke and blended e-learning to Instructional design and publishing.

 

Leon - Systems Administrator

Leon – Systems Administrator

I have over 20 years experience in IT, working with both Linux and Microsoft Windows based systems and holds a Linux Professional Institute Level 2 Certification (LPIC-2) and an MSc in Computer Science. Over the years I have worked in development, support and system administration roles and dealt with small and large organisations within various sectors along the way. Since joining HowToMoodle I provide administration services for hosted sites, remote support, and other technical services for organisations who host their own sites.

Dan Bennett - Support Technician

Dan – Support Technician

After leaving college, I started my career as a QA Tester for a brand new e-learning project during development. I then became the ‘go to’ person for Moodle Support for schools hosted at my previous job.

Since joining HowToMoodle, I’m one of the first points of contact for support for Moodle sites. I also ensure sites are set up correctly, perform upgrades and migrations whilst ensuring our clients get the best service possible.

Jamie - Support Technician

Jamie – Support Technician

I began my apprenticeship as a Support technician at HowToMoodle after completing my Level 3 BTEC Extended diploma in Software development. I really enjoy being able to provide help to our clients so that they can get the best out of their E-learning platform.

Mick - Support Technician

Mick – Support Technician

I am almost 50 years of age, married with two grown-up daughters and have recently been made a Grandad for the first time. I am an amateur photographer and artist, I am a passionate PC Gamer as well as a Field Target Shooter. I also like to design and build electronic gadgets using microcontrollers, usually creating obstacle avoidance systems for the visually impaired.

I spent 25 years in the Carpet Industry, most of which was in a Technical Dyer position and then as a Quality Management Engineer, through my own success I was eventually made redundant to reduce costs, so I decided to take the opportunity and gain some qualifications in my pastime passion of computing.  I gained a 1st BSC(Hons) in computer Networking in 2016. Since that I worked in a 2nd line support role for a software company that deals with PMS and EPOS systems before starting at HowToMoodle.com.

Skye - HowToMoodle's dog

Skye – HowToMoodle’s mascot!

Skye has been the HowToMoodle dog for the past 12 months, and makes his regular appearance in the HowToMoodle monthly newsletter. Skye keeps his ear to the ground and sniffs out that latest eLearning tips and company off-furs!