About Us

Dr. Ruth Clark


A recognized specialist in instructional design and technical training, Dr. Clark holds a doctorate in Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology from the University of Southern California. Prior to founding CLARK Training & Consulting, Dr. Clark served as training manager for Southern California Edison. She is past president of the International Society for Performance Improvement and author of seven books and numerous articles. Dr. Clark is the 2006 recipient of the Thomas F. Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award from ISPI.

Mr. Pete Sattig

Director of Accounting

Pete Sattig

Pete is a retired nuclear power engineer who in the past three years did all the accounting for Pete's Country Cafe. With the demise of his culinary business, Pete joined CLARK Training & Consulting in 2000 to provide accounting support services. When not keeping the books, Pete is an experienced pilot and flight instructor and manages the Clark fishery enterprise in the backyard pond.

Dr. Elaine Lowe

Associate Instructor

Elaine received her doctorate from USC in Educational Psychology and Technology.   She worked as a business analysis and instructional designer for Intel corporation for 10 years.  Elaine also served as an adjunct professor at San Jose State University. For the past 4 years Elaine has taught the in-person and self-study versions of the best-selling workshop, How to Plan, Develop, and Evaluate Training (PDET). Elaine is a resident of Portland Oregan.

Ms. Chopeta Lyons

Associate Instructor

Chopeta Lyons

Co-creator and designer of our How to Plan, Design,and Evaluate e-Learning workshop. She is also a co-author with Dr. Clark on Graphics for Learning. Since 1983, she has designed and developed online educational and training software, employing computer, multimedia and web technologies (CBT, Multimedia, and WBT) for a client list that includes Hewitt Associates, IBM, Motorola, Travelers, Xantel, Bachman Software, CIGNA, March of Dimes, Bank of Boston, Citibank, VMSoftware and USBancorp. Two recent multimedia projects under her direction are recipients of the Brandon Hall gold and silver awards. In addition to training design and staff development for large-scale projects, she is the author of a textbook and numerous articles.


"I now see a clearer picture of what I need to focus my efforts on"

Jerry Hovis
Rockwell Collins