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Meet Our Trainers


Michael Auburger

Michael Auburger has been with Mediaocean as a senior training specialist for 14 years. He is a versatile trainer skilled in multiple disciplines, including finance, production, digital media and more. Michael is frequently commended on his training style and execution, both in person and via webinar. Prior to joining Mediaocean, Michael was an accountant in the legal sector.

Matt Barbarello

Matt Barbarello has been with Mediaocean for eight years, occupying a range of positions, including technical writer, technical information architect, and, most recently, support and training director leading the US training team, the instructional design team, and the OX and AV technical writing team. Matt brings to his current role 18 years of teaching experience as an adjunct professor of English at Hofstra University.

Brian Lawrence

Brian is the training team manager and a training specialist with over 20 years of media and training experience from his time at Nielsen Media Research, Comcast Cablevision, and station national sales rep firms. At Mediaocean, Brian has worked on all media systems. He serves in many different capacities, managing agency and TV sales account teams, working on product development and implementation, delivering countless hours of on-site support, all while training. Brian’s hobbies include cooking and golfing.

Garet Leonard

Garet Leonard joined Mediaocean in 2004 after working as a research analyst at Nielsen Media Research and as a senior research analyst at both The Fox Cable Channels Group and The Health Network. He also performed statistical analysis and database management at Axiom, a technology solution provider. As a senior training specialist at Mediaocean, Garet shares his expertise in network media, ratings and print across multiple Mediaocean applications with both internal and external clients.

Joel Logsdon

Joel Logsdon is a senior support specialist and trainer for Spectra AV Production and Financials. He also helps ensure the accuracy and consistency of content on the Mediaocean help center. Joel came to Mediaocean in 2007 from Paul Shultz Advertising, where he was a Payroll and Disbursements Coordinator.

Gail Mikell

Gail Mikell is a senior training specialist with 20 years’ experience in adult learning, synchronous learning facilitation, and program design. Gail joined Mediaocean in 2007 as a trainer for spot media, and she is also certified as a digital media trainer. She has developed and delivered technical service, soft skills and product training for both internal and external clients at all levels. Prior to joining Mediaocean, Gail was a training manager at an international law firm.

Michael Theis

Michael Theis joined Mediaocean in 2017 as a training specialist specializing in multiple media, including Spot and Digital Media. He has already pioneered a new eLearning offering, Hands-on Learning, during his short time at Mediaocean. Michael brings to his current role two years of teaching experience as a business and technology teacher at a high school in Dayton, Ohio.

Lynn McColgan

Lynn Flowers has been with Mediaocean for 17 years, holding roles in support, account management and now training for the past nine years. As a senior training specialist, Lynn specializes in conducting classroom and web-based client training across multiple media and finance applications, including digital, broadcast and print. Lynn is also a key contributor to our eLearning efforts for our Canadian clients. Prior to joining Mediaocean, Lynn was at Western Broadcast Sales as a media sales coordinator.

Eric Canan

Eric joined Mediaocean in 2016 as a training specialist and works with Lumina, Prisma, DLA/Proposer, and Spectra OX. Eric previously taught and tutored science and technology for five years as a public school teacher focusing on hands-on, project-based education techniques. He studied at Ohio State University and received his teaching certificate from the University of Washington.

Meagan Sullivan

Meagan Sullivan is a senior support specialist and trainer with over 20 years’ experience in print media and is now a certified Prisma support specialist for digital media. She came to Mediaocean from McClatchy in 2011. Meagan’s support experience and involvement with our product team give her valuable insights that often find their way into the classroom. Sharing real experiences with class participants as they work in the system is what she most enjoys about training. 

Hilary Wade

Hilary Wade is a senior training specialist with over 25 years’ experience in software training, consulting, curriculum development, instructional design and train-the-trainer programs. Hilary joined Mediaocean in 2011 and specializes in digital and print media buying. Prior to joining Mediaocean, Hilary the Training and Operations Department for two New Horizons Computer Learning Centers in Southern California for 10 years.

Danielle Zambito

Danielle Zambito is a senior training specialist with 22 years’ experience in training and eLearning. She specializes in finance, production and digital. Her unique skillset ties together the media and financial aspects of our systems, and she is a key contributor to implementation training and consulting. Prior to joining Mediaocean in 2005, she was an eLearning specialist in the financial industry.

Alex Litke

Alex Litke is a senior training specialist with 17 years of experience facilitating technical, sales and soft skills training within the advertising, financial and automotive industries. His expertise includes live and asynchronous facilitation to mid-size groups, one-on-one coaching sessions, post-training and end-user support. Alex joined Mediaocean in 2007 and specializes in print, digital and network media buying.

Suzi Pursell

Suzi Pursell is a senior support specialist and trainer specializing in finance and production across multiple Mediaocean applications. Suzi has 11 years of experience in client support roles, and she brings this expertise into her training sessions. Prior to Mediaocean, Suzi was a support analyst for a financial software company.

Pam Willis

Pam has been a member of the Mediaocean family for over 10 years as a senior support specialist and trainer for Print Media. Prior to joining Mediaocean, Pam spent over 20 years as a Print Media planner/buyer for many of advertising agencies whose clients included Pfizer, J&J, and Nestle. The wealth and knowledge she obtained during that time  gives  her a strong understanding of Print and the advertising workflow on the agency side. Pam holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business administration from CCNY in New York.

Bert Jarchow

Bert Jerchow joined Mediaocean in 2016 as a training specialist and business solutions consultant. Having previously worked in account management as part of the ColSpace Corporation, Bert brought his vast knowledge of the planning tool “Media Management Platform” (MMP) to the Mediaocean family of products. Bert graduated from University Wisconsin – Madison in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts.

Christine Lopez

Christine has over 15 years of experience understanding client’s business on both the buying and selling side. She has been with Mediaocean for over 10 years, occupying a range of positions, including account manager, support analyst, and most recently, training specialist. She designs and delivers instructor-led and virtual-led training programs across Network, Local Broadcast, Digital, and Addressable media. Her gift of gab started at a young age and bloomed while working various roles throughout her career. She is a lover of good red wine and mother of one cupcake-eating little girl.