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.

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. In his free time Dr. Shaw enjoys serving his community as a volunteer fire fighter for the Crown King Fire Department. 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 from Arizona State University. 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. Laurel formerly worked for Arizona State University, University of Phoenix, and Grand Canyon University. 

Nicole Bremer Nash, B.A. - Director of Instructional Design
Contact: nnash@silkweb.com
Nicole has been an integral part of the SilkWeb team since 2007. She has created content for e-learning applications, including: writing and editing of educational texts and materials, e-learning design, and storyboards for digital assets. Nicole manages several project teams at SilkWeb and interacts with key clients on college and K-12 projects. Nicole has worked extensively with non-profits such as HuTerra and Women for Habitat of Humanity.