I founded Bridgehill Learning Solutions, LLC, in 2012 to provide companies with custom e-Learning design and development services.
My primary goal was to help my clients solve their unique learning challenges creatively. But I also wanted them to see me as their Personal Learning Guide in the process. Someone they could trust to take the time to understand their specific needs and provide common-sense solutions.
I’m proud to say a decade later, I’m still passionate about helping my clients succeed! Read what they have to say on my Testimonials page! You can learn more about projects I’ve completed on my Client Snapshots page. You can see the e-Learning demo samples I’ve created in Storyline 360 to keep my skills sharp.
Why should you work with me?
- Personalized service: No more jumping through hoops to get answers or updates. With direct access to me, you’ll get personalized service!
- Top Articulate MVP: I’m not just an e-Learning designer and developer. I’m also recognized as one of the top Articulate MVPs in the world, bringing unmatched knowledge and expertise to your projects.
- Diverse background: With experience in technology, biotech, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and business management consulting, I bring a diverse background and unique perspective to your e-Learning projects.
- Dedicated partner: I’m invested in your success and dedicated to delivering the highest quality results possible. You’re not just getting an e-Learning designer and developer when you work with me. You’re getting a dedicated partner who cares about your success.
- MBA-Information Technology Management
- Certificates: HIPAA Awareness for Business Associates & HIPAA Security
My Other Pursuits!
While I love creating engaging e-Learning experiences for my clients, my passions extend beyond the digital world. As a musician at heart, you’ll often find recordings of me jamming on my Kanstul Wayne Bergeron model trumpet and Yamaha flugelhorn while playing with the Steve Hall Quintet on the song Cap ‘n Jack Blues and On a Scale of One to Five, tickling the ivories on my piano, trying to learn to play my Fender electric or even experimenting with the cajón. Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and I enjoy listening to and playing various genres in my free time. It’s a great way to recharge my batteries and feed my creative spirit. Recently, I joined The Beat Goes On Marching Band.
But that’s not all! When I’m not immersed in the digital realm, I love nothing more than lacing up my hiking boots and hitting the trails with my camera. The Pacific Northwest has some of the most beautiful natural wonders, and capturing them through my camera lens is a joy and a passion.
Working with Richard is always a delight!
Johnna Darragh Ernst
His timeliness, professionalism, and good humor made the work at hand a pleasure to complete!
It was our incredible pleasure to partner with Richard at Heartland Community College in the development of Articulate interactions supporting competency-based learning pathways. He was the utmost professional, and his product work was not only exemplary, but he also supported our own professional development in a variety of important ways. His timeliness, professionalism, and good humor made the work at hand a pleasure to complete – I highly recommend Richard for your eLearning needs!
“We hit the jackpot when we found Richard…”
We hit the jackpot when we found Richard in 2015 and partnered with him to create some complex eLearning projects to educate employers about alcohol and other drug issues. Due to the sensitive nature of our subject matter, we needed a professional who was both proficient in content development and sensitive to how this type of information is communicated. We have continued to work with him to develop several suites of courses for our clients and to research Learning Management options for our organization.
We remain impressed with his technical expertise and mastery over content development software, and his willingness to research and experiment to meet any design challenge we present. His connection to the eLearning community is extensive and serves him well in staying at the cutting edge of his profession. We also appreciate his creativity and eye for design. We are admittedly a “particular” team and value his eagerness to fuss with us until we have a product that exceeds our expectations.
Riveling Richard’s professional expertise is his genuine sense of partnership. He offers a healthy dose of humor, flexibility, and patience to his work, and we consider him to be an essential part of our development team.
“Richard has the maturity, technical skills, and professional experience that you can count on.”
I can highly recommend Richard, as a consultant and expert in the eLearning space. Richard was recommended to me by a trusted colleague who knows the business. I was not disappointed. Richard has the maturity, technical skills, and professional experience that you can count on. He was collaborative and willing to jump in at a moment’s notice, facing very severe client deadlines. His sense of humor is a real bonus when the going gets tough. He’s a pro.
“I was impressed immediately with his good humor, wisdom, and pragmatic approach to development.”
Richard is at the top of his game in eLearning, mobile, and strategic learning solution delivery. From his evident understanding of how to engage work with vendors to create solutions that guarantee quality final product, he is the person you want in charge of blended distance- training programs. I was impressed immediately with his good humor, wisdom and pragmatic approach to development. He is now a favorite of all those he worked with and for on our project.
“Richard is amazing at developing complex training materials…”
Richard has completed every assignment ahead of time and his work has always exceeded expectations. He delivers quality-specific detailed training materials and solutions in a timely manner. Richard is professional and excels alone or in any team environment, and he works extremely well alone under pressure or with multiple personality types. His demeanor is always pleasant, professional, positive, and he is a pleasure to work with. Richard is amazing at developing complex training materials and delivering concise solutions; I can always count on Richard to deliver the highest quality product.
Carol Guercio Traver
“Richard has a real talent for explaining and writing…”
I have worked with Richard on a number of writing/editing projects. He has a real talent for explaining and writing about technology topics in a way that makes sense to the reader, not something that is always easy to do. I found him to be very reliable, would highly recommend him, and would be happy to work with him again at any time in the future.
“The training materials Richard designed and created are some of the best I have ever seen!”
As the Trainer/Instructional Designer at GenevaLogic Richard worked very closely with me in designing the training materials for my channel partners. Richard also held regularly scheduled training for the GenevaLogic resellers. Richard is a tireless worker and the utmost professional. The training materials he designed and created are some of the best I have ever seen. They are professional as well as easy to follow and keep the student involved. He is a fantastic trainer who creates his classes based on both points of view. the product as well as the needs of the audience.
“Richard has been a valued partner…”
PHP requested that Richard Watson, CEO of BLS do a thorough evaluation of the Customer Service Training Program at PHP. Richard conducted multiple interviews of people throughout the organization and at all levels of the organization to inform his evaluation. He reviewed tools and processes, trainer skill sets, and customer expectations. In April of 2019, Richard presented his proposal along with multiple recommendations. It was thorough and outstanding work, which offered us quick-hit solutions as well as some longer-term solutions for technology and skill development for trainers. In addition, BLS developed a “Train the Trainer” website that offered 25 training modules covering everything from ADDIE to E-Learning development. This has been an invaluable training opportunity for our CS trainers as well as other trainers in the PHP organization at large. Richard also assisted PHP in the identification process for a Learning Management System and other e-Learning tools.
“Richard has the generous heart of a teacher.”
Richard is a wonderfully flexible, dependable, and capable technologist, with the generous heart of a teacher. I supervised Richard when he taught at Portland Community College, and–of the dozens of teachers I managed–he was by far the most creative, adaptable, and genuinely interested in equipping his students with what they needed in the real world. Do yourself the favor of working with him.