Lines & Letters

Award-Winning Newsletter of NEO STC


Volunteer Opportunities

Make a vital contribution to STC and our Ohio STC chapter! You can help the chapter continue to achieve its award-winning service to its membership and community. In addition, there are many benefits to being a chapter volunteer, such as: Develop new skills Receive mentoring from STC leaders Advance your career: Add assets, experience, and … Continue reading…

President’s Column: April, 2020

What a year! Especially the last several weeks. The chapter leaders and I sincerely hope that you and your families are safe and doing well during this COVID-19 outbreak. Our hearts go out to all who have been affected by this crisis. What are you doing to keep sane? Are you working from home? How … Continue reading…

Be Involved in the Chapter!

Our chapter’s year runs July 1 – June 30. We’ll be having our chapter elections for officers before the end of this year, and we are looking for candidates! Check out more information here: http://neostc.org/cmswp/about-the-neo-stc/leadership-opportunities/ We will also need people who can help us with chapter communications, events, and other activities. Check out our list … Continue reading…

Building an Analytics Academy (Webinar Review)

George Mount led his Building an Analytics Academy virtual presentation for our NEO STC community on February 13, 2020. As Tricia Spayer noted, “It was a whirlwind presentation. I gleaned several tips for teaching from it.” George has an interesting background and notes that he holds a bachelor’s in economics, magna cum laude, from Hillsdale College … Continue reading…

Kim Lindsey Is a Winner

In our recent drawing for a $20 gift card, Kim Lindsey was our winner. Our newsletter committee conducts these drawings with the names of those who make a contribution to our newsletter. If you submit an article for our newsletter, you are eligible to be in our drawing. Submit articles to newsletter@neostc.org. We love book … Continue reading…

NEO STC President Rewards Volunteerism

Every year our community president recognizes members who strive to keep our STC community afloat. Awards are for the STC year, July 1 through June 30. Community President Bob Young presented the 2019 awards at the Member Appreciation Picnic in mid-May in Solon. President’s Achievement Award – Lisa Mileusnich The Northeast Ohio community president awards … Continue reading…

In the Spotlight: Kim Lindsey

Kim has held several chapter-level offices, including President and Webmaster. In 2014 she received the Distinguished Chapter Service Award, and in 2016 she was named an Associate Fellow of the Society (see photo). About her association with NEO STC, Kim says, “Our chapter has been a linchpin in my whole career, and networking with all of … Continue reading…

In the Spotlight: Jamye Sagan

Jamye Sagan made an impressive presentation at our January, 2020, meeting. Her presentation was based on a previous Summit session. About this Summit session, Tricia Spayer said it was “one of the most memorable, most helpful topics of the Summit” noting that Jamye’s January spin-off presentation did not disappoint. I recently was lucky enough to interview … Continue reading…

Talk of the Town: Yaros Joins Cinecraft Team

Jennifer Yaros recently joined the Cinécraft team of talented professionals as a Learning Consultant. Jennifer has a passion for helping clients create effective learning strategies that transform behavior and engage learners. Jennifer started her career as a technical writer and instructional designer. She advanced into several leadership roles where she delivered training programs, professional development … Continue reading…

In the Spotlight: Lisa Adair

Lisa Adair joined the Northeast Ohio Chapter of STC in the late ‘90s, first by participating in NEO STC competitions – most noteworthy, earning the chapter Award of Distinction in 2012. She also acted as a judge for several years, including one for the Summit competition. She’s spent her career at Rockwell Automation as a … Continue reading…

In the Spotlight: Kevin Halaburda

Kevin with his wife Amy

Kevin is a past treasurer and senior member of the NEO STC community. He is a Senior Technical Writer at Keithley Instruments where he has written documentation for five and a half years. He joined Keithley full time in 2014.

Prior to Keithley, Kevin was a senior project writer at RADCOM, a technical communications, training, and design firm where he designed and developed technical user manuals, quick reference documents, process flows, instructional guides, and computer-based training.

Kevin also worked for several years as a consultant for the Department of Defense (DFAS).

He is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University (college when he was there) where he graduated with a degree in English. While not active in the alumni community he does sometimes look at their Facebook to see if anyone important died. (We swear he told us to put that in; we think it’s a test to see who reads these.)

When he is not writing for Keithley Instruments, he has a variety of interests:

He has been a licensed amateur radio operator for more than 25 years, currently holding an Advanced class license. His call sign is KB8NBY, FCC Universal Licensing System

Kevin is an avid fisherman. He travels often to both Pennsylvania and to Utah (as well as other western states) in pursuit of trout. He has also been an active volunteer with Trout Unlimited. Trout Unlimited is dedicated to the conservation of freshwater streams and rivers.

Fishing in Utah
Fishing in Utah

He is an accomplished guitar player, a collector, and a die-hard Tom Petty fan. Among his collection of guitars are:

  • A 2015 Rickenbacker 330
  • A 1994 Fender Stratocaster

Kevin and his wife Amy have an adorable half-Maltese, half-Yorkie named Dixie. He also owns a classic Honda motorcycle, completely analog.

By Paul Holland and Kevin Halaburda

 

 

Dixie