Barbara Cotes is a retired Navy veteran and an instructional designer. She's led project teams designing aviation and leadership courseware for the Department of Defense and US military. She has also designed award-winning curriculums for intermodal operations. She holds a bachelor's degree in technical operations, a master's degree in aerospace science, and certifications in instructional design, human resources, and Lean Six Sigma. Barbara is on advisory boards for Keiser University and several Florida Universities, she is an active member of trade associations, and has been a speaker at national and international conferences.