My name is Justin Michael Bale. For as long as I can remember, I have loved learning and loved technology. From the first VCR my family purchased when I was a kid to programming Android applications, I have always sought to understand how things work. It is this passion for learning and technology that landed me in the software industry for more than a decade. I've performed a myriad of roles on many software projects in an array of different industries. Through out my time as an engineer I was tasked with creating various solutions and then teaching my co-workers how to use them. It was during this time that my interest in teaching was peaked. As such, I have enrolled at the University of Colorado Denver to pursue a MA in Information and Learning Technologies.