JR completed a Master’s in Educational Technology and Design in the summer of 2013 with a focus on instructional design and multimedia design for learning. JR also holds a Bachelor of Education degree, with a major in Practical and Applied arts and a minor in Mathematics. JR is a lifelong learner willing to try almost anything, in pursuit of knowing at least a little about a lot. Professionally this leads JR to working with a wide array of individuals in many fields from lutherie to new media to humanities in a breadth of industries, K-12 classrooms, and now higher education settings. In his own time JR pursues even more seemingly disparate activities from craftsmanship to playing music to videography to Judo and Shiatsu. Being a generalist is the foundation of JR’s approach to everything he does, drawing on all his experiences to inform and guide his actions and creations.