Meet Our Training Experts

Subject-Matter-Expert Mark Arntz
ASPE’s Mark Arntz (CSM, PMP, PMI-ACP, ICP: APM, BVA, TST, ACC)  is an IT industry professional with more than 25 years of experience in project management, application management, software development, business analysis, operations management, and more.

Mark specializes in helping teams in government and public sector organizations solve the specific challenges of these environments. He has taught numerous agencies and organizations how to adapt and adopt Agile practices in the…
Subject-Matter-Expert Kris Ashton
ASPE’s Kris Ashton (CBAP®, CSM, ICP, ICP-BVA, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Certified Technical Trainer) is one of the most accomplished and experienced experts on our faculty. An expert business analyst and a veteran technology architect, her career spans many years as a consultant, an instructor, and a business analysis course developer. She developed a large amount of the ASPE business analysis curriculum and has extensive experience as a consultant for…
Subject-Matter-Expert Marc J. Balcer
ASPE’s Marc Balcer is a software architect, author, and teacher who has made a career of creating better specifications and turning them into powerful systems and productive tests.

Marc has many years of experience as an SDLC coach and trainer, and as a consultant and enterprise modeling expert. Most recently as CTO of Model Compilers, Marc has been leading the development of TAME, a unique model-driven platform for specifying and generating many test cases from a single simple…
Subject-Matter-Expert Jake Bohall
VP of Marketing at Angular
ASPE’s Jake Bohall is an entrepreneur at heart and is the Vice President of Marketing at Angular - a leading search marketing agency known for white-glove link development services, industry R&D, and their suite of innovative SEO tools. He discovered Angular as a client seeking marketing advice, and quickly fell in love with the search marketing industry and it’s ever-changing environment.

His 10+ years of experience in founding several start-ups, programming, SEO, and…
ASPE Instructor, Peter Borsella
ASPE’s Peter Borsella is an IT professional with 22 years of experience in application development and IT leadership. He is one of ASPE’s original and most respected Scrum and Agile project management experts. He was an early adopter of Scrum practices and has been teaching for our firm for almost ten years.

Peter graduated from Saint John's University, Jamaica, NY with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He went on to complete continuing studies in Computer Programming from…
Subject-Matter-Expert Bryon Brewer
PMP, CSM, MCP, ITIL Certified, Six Sigma Green Belt, ICP-FDO
Bryon Brewer has been helping companies achieve their technology objectives for more than 15 years. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), ITIL Certified, Six Sigma Green Belt, member of PMI, Association for Computing eMachinery, and member of various user group organizations.

As a course developer for ASPE‐IT, Bryon has developed several successful courses including SharePoint 2013 for…
Harlan Bridges
Harlan is a proven leader and Project Management Professional with over 15 years of experience in business management, web development, software development and technical communication projects and programs. He has a track record of expertly managing departments, business units, complex multi-million dollar projects and programs with remotely located teams. He has a strong background in business management, and Project Management Office (PMO) implementation. Harlan demonstrated leadership…
Subject-Matter-Expert Kelley Bruns
Lead subject matter expert Kelley Bruns, (CBAP, CPTM, CSM, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMP, ICP, ICP-APM, ICP-BVA) is a veteran corporate trainer and course developer with more than 25 years of experience helping enterprise project teams solve problems. Kelley holds a BA degree from Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, Iowa and a Master of Science degree in Adult Education with a concentration in Training and Development from Drake University.

Kelley has developed more than thirty business…
Dave Caccamo picture
ASPE’s Dave Caccamo (PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, CSM, ICP, ICP-BVA) is a project management professional and curriculum designer in the areas of business analysis and project management. As a seasoned expert in professional training and project leadership, he is one of the longest serving SMEs to teach and develop courses for ASPE.

Dave started his career by earning a BS from the US Naval Academy. He went on to serve as an officer and nuclear-trained submarine officer in the US Navy.…
Samir is a Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile thought leader with extensive experience in training, coaching and implementing the Agile framework for both commercial and government organizations. He has trained numerous teams, arming them with the skills needed to apply classroom theory to operational success at the team and project level. Samir has more than 20 years of experience in managing programs, including serving as ScrumMaster for one of Cisco’s largest Unified Communication programs…