Career Activity


Start-Up Founder

  • Deep Roots LLC | principal learning designer and co-founder | 2019-present
    Embedding practices with The Hedgehog Way framework that prevent bugs without disruption to daily workflow, improving technical debt one day at a time.
  • Hedgehog Learning | co-founder| 2018-2019
    Applying a habit-building framework to empower individuals for any real and sustainable change they sought. Merged this company into Deep Roots to apply sustainable habit change for technical skills.

Principal consultant work in instructional design for academic and corporate clients

  • Rabbit Hole Learning Consulting | sole proprietor| 2017-present
  • Adaptive Learning | sole proprietor | 2010-2016
    (re-branded to Rabbit Hole Learning Consulting)

Vice-President of Instructional Design at Education Management Services | 2015-2018

Director level leadership within the College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Ohio Christian University

  • Humanities & Social Sciences Director | 2015
  • Academic Operations Director | 2014
  • Online Learning Director | 2008-2013



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About Marian

My passion is centered around ensuring effective learning experiences that improve people's lives. Developing a learning mindset is my ultimate goal whether working with academic programs or corporate training; formal or informal learning practices. It is my belief that our potential for agility is limited only by our capacity for learning.