Meet our instructors
Why choose Rocky Mountain Training?
We use Adobe Certified Instructors. The Rocky Mountain Training instructors have Adobe Certified Instructor status (see About Adobe Certification for details). Three of our instructors, Barb Binder, Kevin Siegel and Khaled Hadi have been recognized as Top Five Most Highly-Rated Adobe Certified Instructors, Worldwide by Adobe Systems, Inc.
What makes us different from other instructors?
We do what we teach. In addition to our teaching credentials and passing all of those ACE exams, all Rocky Mountain Training instructors work outside the classroom in their fields of expertise: either in print publications, ePubs, web publishing, or all three. This is a very important consideration when selecting a training company, because many trainers only know what is covered the classroom materials, and have no practical knowledge beyond the courseware. The Rocky Mountain Training instructors have years of hands-on experience and will be able to help streamline your production workflow and answer your most difficult questions.
Does this sound too good to be true?
Read what our students have to say about their experience in our classrooms: Rocky Mountain Training testimonials. Check out our Yelp reviews and our A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau of Denver/Boulder, which we have maintained since joining in 2009.
Barb Binder is the owner and lead instructor at Rocky Mountain Training, located near Denver, Colorado.
Barb is an Adobe Certified Instructor for Creative Cloud Design & Layout Solutions, which is the industry-recognized validation of one’s expertise and ability to teach Creative Cloud design & layout workflow and best practices to all audiences. This certification has a focus on Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Creative Cloud workflows. She is also an Adobe Certified Instructor on both Adobe FrameMaker and Adobe Acrobat, and is a Certified Technical Trainer.
In her spare time, Barb stays busy supporting the local Adobe community: as a member of the Adobe Community Professional program she is an active volunteer answering questions on the Adobe forums, and she runs the Denver Adobe Creative Cloud User Group which is now meeting online.
Barb started in the publishing field in 1986 with Pagemaker’s first release for Windows. She has been delivering corporate training since 1987, starting out in the Washington, D.C area. She moved to the foothills west of Denver to escape the congestion and the craziness of life “inside the Beltway” in 2005. (Access to the fabulous skiing and living the outdoor life may have had a little something to do with the move, too.) She was an early adopter of online training delivery—beginning in 2007.
Kevin Siegel, ACI, CTT+
Kevin A. Siegel, Adobe Certified Instructor since 1997. Offers the Adobe Technical Communications Suite training: Adobe Robohelp, Adobe Captivate, Adobe FrameMaker and the Integrating Adobe’s Technical Communications Suite classes.
Kevin Siegel is the founder and president of IconLogic, Inc. He has written hundreds of books including: Essentials of Adobe Presenter 9, Essentials of Adobe Captivate 7, Adobe Captivate 7: Beyond the Essentials, Essentials of Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, Accelerated QuarkXPress 6, Essentials of Adobe InDesign CS3, Essentials of Adobe RoboHelp 10, and many more.
Kevin spent five years in the U.S. Coast Guard as an award-winning photojournalist and has more than 23 years experience as a print publisher and technical writer. He is a Certified Technical Trainer, has been a classroom instructor for more than 15 years and is a frequent speaker at trade shows and conventions. Kevin holds multiple certifications from companies such as Adobe and CompTIA.
Adobe Systems, Inc. recognized Kevin Siegel as one of the Top Five Most Highly‐Rated Adobe Certified Instructors, Worldwide.
Khaled Hadi, Adobe Certified Instructor. Offers classes on Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Web Design, Articulate Storyline & Articulate Studio.
Khaled Hadi is the founder/owner of Amananet Inc., a Web Development firm specializing in dynamic publishing and content management solutions. He completed his Masters in Electronic Publishing at Rochester Institute of Technology school of Graphic Arts and Applied Sciences.
He has been delivering Adobe training classes for over a decade, and is a certified CompTIA CTT+ instructor, certified Adobe instructor, and certified Adobe Dreamweaver developer.
Adobe Systems, Inc. recognized Khaled Hadi as one of the Top Five Most Highly-Rated Adobe Certified Instructors, Worldwide.
Jennie Ruby, Certified Technical Trainer since 1995. Delivers classes on grammar, proofreading, copyediting, substantive editing, and editorial technologies.
Jennie is an editorial professional with more than 20 years of experience writing for, editing, and managing publications. She edited, supervised, and managed the production of scientific research journals before starting her own business providing editorial and training services. She has delivered more than 640 training classes on editorial skills both in the classroom and online. She has published several books, including Editing with Microsoft Word 2007.
Jennie holds a master’s degree from George Washington University and has written and edited newsletters, magazines, books, and blogs.