I am passionate about communication, in all its forms. My initial professional career in academia focused on language acquisition and language education. I taught for the Monterey Institute of International Studies in environments that varied from multilingual, international settings to domestic graduate programs. I directed professional communication training in domestic and international settings for a variety of industries. For the past 16 years, I’ve dedicated my efforts to meeting a challenge persistent in the educational publishing industry: creation of content that is appropriate, engaging, and accurately presented to students and teachers. To that end, I led the development of the 9/10 edition of CTB McGraw-Hill’s Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE), created processes for content development, and implemented business development standards and protocols for CTB and Riverside Publishing. As an independent author and editor, and co-founder of Sikana, I’ve been involved in a wide range of content creation efforts. Such efforts, driven with dedication and consistency by the entire Sikana team, have established us as a premier content provider for the past 10 years.