Welcome! My name is Tina Redd and the purpose of this site is to give you more information about my professional journey. Let me tell you a little about me.
IN A NUTSHELL
WHO AM I?
I was born and raised in Detroit, MI. While a lot of teenagers can state that their first job is in retail or fast food, my very first job was a mathematics tutor for middle school children. A 2001 graduate of Highland Park Public Schools, I decided to attend Wayne State University, keeping with my Motor City roots. While there, I majored in Mechanical Engineering, although my heart was still in Mathematics and Computer Education. In fact, even as a Mechanical Engineering student, I enjoyed programming and teaching. I completed courses covering many programming languages (C++, Java, PHP, etc.) and served as an undergraduate teaching assistant for a freshman Engineering course for two years. When I was not taking courses, I taught computer programming summer courses to middle and high school students across the Detroit area.
Once I graduated, I was offered a job as a web application developer as a small startup company. Like at many other startups, I was tasked with performing multiple tasks in addition to my development tasks; customer support, project management, and I even dogsat on occasion. It wasn't however, until I discovered training that I found where I belonged. I loved traveling to the client sites and putting faces to names, but most importantly, I loved the feeling of helping people understand why our software would help them accomplish their tasks. Eventually, I evolved into a lead trainer; being a primary trainer at client sites and facilitating employee on-boarding.
My responsibilities progressed as well as my interest. I was tasked with starting and developing a brand new training division as the Training Director. It was a tall task that I did not shy away from. Although different from the everyday "in the trenches" tasks, I enjoyed making decisions that affected the direction of the division and leading teams of individuals with very diverse skillsets. It was a great learning experience for me! Plus, I still had the opportunity to design and develop instruction. This is when I decided to complete my Master of Science in Education degree, to formalize my experience.
When I’m not hard at work, I love traveling and singing. Although I’m quite the homebody, I love seeing new places and taking in the sights. As far as singing, I have been singing professionally, both as a soloist and an alto in a Detroit-based community choir, for the past 9 years. They all keep me busy, and I don’t know how I find the hours in the day!