Michael Shaw, D.M. - President and Co-Founder
Contact: mshaw@silkweb.com
Dr. Shaw earned his doctorate degree in Management and Organizational Leadership and holds an MBA and bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He has developed numerous academic programs throughout his career and has co-authored 6 textbooks since 2010. Dr. Shaw currently serves as a volunteer fire fighter for the Crown King Fire Department and is the President of the Crown King Community Association. He formerly worked for McGraw-Hill Publishing and University of Phoenix.

Laurel Silk, M.A.Ed. - Vice President and Co-Founder
Contact: lsilk@silkweb.com
Laurel earned a master’s degree in Education Technology and holds a bachelor’s degree in English. Laurel is an instructional developer with experience in higher education and K12. She has a strong track record of teaching and developing online and ground curriculum for traditional and career students. She is currently a member of the eLearning Guild and volunteers her free time to helping emergent readers at Gavilan Peak Elementary School. Laurel formerly worked for Arizona State University, University of Phoenix, and Grand Canyon University and has past experience teaching English to K12  and adult learners in Rome, Italy. Laurel is a former English instructor and has experience working with ESL/EFOL and adult learners. 

About Us - Instructional Designers


Our Experience 

SilkWeb understands the requirements of both instructor-led and e-learning courses. We have over 20 years of experience in instructional design theory and using ADDIE instructional design theory in higher education. We proudly offer custom instructional design templates, custom e-learning products, mobile learning solutions, and blended or hybrid learning solutions.

SilkWeb’s U.S. based team works closely with you on the requirements analysis, instructional design, and the project management aspects of your project, to make sure that the quality and timeliness of your e-learning project are never compromised.