Tim Dalhouse, MBA, PMP, ICP is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of PM-ProLearn; he is also an instructor, speaker, and author with expertise in Project Management, and Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam preparation training. Tim is also a decorated Retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant with 24 years of active duty service, including 2 combat deployments. One of the greatest honors of his military career was serving as a Casualty Escort on 3 separate occasions to return home the remains of Marines killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
After retirement from the Marines, Tim served as Director of Workforce Development & Military Programs with Craven Community College in North Carolina, developing and administering occupational and technical training programs. He then went on to manage software and regulatory projects for the Department of Defense (CGI Federal), US Food & Drug Administration, Department of Veteran’s Affairs (Accenture Federal Services), and Regent Education.
Tim has trained over 1,000 PMP aspirants, and is the author of How to Use Military Experience to Qualify for the PMP Exam. He has taught undergraduate courses at Southern Illinois University and Park University, and professional development courses for American National University, University of Maryland University College, and Montgomery College. Tim is a designated Master Training Specialist by the Chief of Naval Technical Training, and previously held a Top Secret clearance.
Tim holds an MBA in Public Management from Trident University International and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Systems Technology from Southern Illinois University. He is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Washington, DC Chapter and the Golden Key International Honour Society for Academic Excellence.
Tim was awarded the FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine, 2014 High-Performing Organization Award for creating collaborative support across diverse work teams to achieve significant organizational process improvements using Lean/Six Sigma methodologies. His military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, NATO Medal, and Armed Forces Service Medal.
Tim is an avid runner, cyclist and SCUBA diver. He volunteers as the Treasurer for Central Maryland Youth for Christ in Frederick, Maryland where he lives with his wife, Alicia, and step-son, Scott.
Ian Fisher, PMP is the Lead Instructor for PM-ProLearn. He is also a guest speaker and major content contributor to the PM-ProLearn blog with expertise in Project Management, and Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam preparation training. Ian is also a decorated Retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant with 20 years of active duty service, including 3 combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Ian has served in all three Marine Corps Tank Battalions (Active and Reserve) and at the Marine Armor Detachment while it was still housed at Fort Knox, KY as a Tank Crewman and M1A1/A2 Master Gunner. He was also a certified Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) and Primary Marksmanship Instructor (PMI) and Small Arms Weapons Instructor (SAWIC).
After retirement from the Marines, Ian served as Assistant Director of Professional Services for TimeClock Plus®, working with project teams to develop and implement API-driven and manual interfaces to link time and attendance software to Workforce Management Systems along with developing and introducing program and project best practices across the organization.
Ian was trained by Florida State University and the United States Marine Corps in Curriculum Development, Adult Learning Concepts, and the Socratic Method of instruction. Ian previously held a Secret clearance.
Ian holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technologies (Summa Cum Laude) from American Military University. He is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) West Texas and Austin Chapters and the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.
Ian’s military awards include the Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal with “V” Device (3), Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), Combat Action Ribbon (2), National Defense Service Medal (2), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (3), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and NATO-ISAF Medal.
Ian is an avid outdoorsman, Texas Cattleman, and a volunteer referee for a youth soccer league. Ian resides in South Texas with his wife, Tricia, and daughters, Erin and Ella.
Stacy King, MBA, PMP, LSSGB is an instructor for PM-ProLearn. He brings a wealth of strategic, tactical, operational knowledge, and experience across a diverse mix of organizations and industries. Stacy completed a 22-year career with the Marine Corps in 2006 which includes personal highlights of Drill Instructor duty, Maintenance Management SME, Combat Operations, and Company First Sergeant.
Stacy was introduced to TQM in 1993 which led to positions and experiences which would eventually lead to expertise in project management, program management, continuous improvement, Kaizen, standard work, agile, maturity assessments, training, adjunct instruction, curriculum development, quality management systems, and lean management. Stacy has led improvement events within the Department of Defense, SPAWAR Atlantic, CGI Federal, and Amazon.
Stacy expanded his knowledge base in 2014 by conducting PMP Exam Prep training and LSSGB Exam Prep training as a contractor for multiple training providers. Stacy also conducts course evaluations for the Defense Acquisitions University and has developed a 2-day, 4-day, and two eBooks in the Project Manager's Cookbook series under the PMP Whisperer Brand.
Stacy has a BS in Criminal Justice from Chaminade University, an MBA in Project Management from Strayer University and is currently enrolled in the DBA Program at Argosy University. He brings a multitude of tools to any client engagement as well as the ability to effectively listen, observe, facilitate and guide the client(s) through accurate identification of the concepts under the study until the ah-ha moment has occurred.
Daren Van Aulen, PMP, CSM, Net+, A+ is an instructor for PM-ProLearn. He brings the experience, background and knowledge gained from a 23 year career in the Air Force and Air National Guard where he attained the rank of Colonel and served at the Wing, Numbered Air Force, Major Command, Combatant Command and Joint Staff levels. His career included assignments in Airfield Operations, Communications and Information, and Cyberspace Operations disciplines where he served as a Deputy Flight Commander, Squadron Commander, Staff Officer and Senior Advisor.
Since his military retirement, Daren has held positions as a Senior Cyberspace Operations/Security and Information Technology (IT) Advisor as well as a Senior IT Project Manager. He previously served as an Adjunct Professor at two community colleges teaching technology courses.
Daren holds a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Florida State University, a Masters in Computer Science from Webster University, and a Masters in Strategic Studies from Air University. He is married to Dawn and they have two sons, Daren Jr and Dakota.
Ryan King, MBA, PMP, CSDP, DML is an instructor for PM-ProLearn. He has previously taught Master level courses in Project Management, Logistics, Transportation, Supply Chain Management, and Negotiations at Webster University and Undergraduate Business courses at Baker University. He was also an instructor at the US Army’s Transportation School and the US Navy’s Expeditionary Warfare Training Group – Pacific. His last assignment was as an Assistant Professor at the US Army’s Command and General Staff College (CGSC).
He is currently an active duty Army Officer with nearly 23 years of service as an Army Transportation Officer / Logistician including two overseas tours to the Middle East. Ryan has served in numerous assignments with the Army to include Company Command; Battalion, Brigade and Division Staff; and several tours as an instructor and trainer. His current position is as an Operations Officer for a Transportation Brigade responsible for the surface movements of all Department of Defense cargo into and out of the United States and US Southern Command. He has numerous military certifications including Navy/Marine Corps Instructor, Army Instructor and Curriculum Developer. While an instructor at the Command and General Staff College (CGSC), Ryan developed the school’s first ever Project Management Professional (PMP) course which is still taught there and was named the 2017 Military Logistics Instructor of the Year.
Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) with a US Coast Guard Thirds Mate License. He also has a Master of Arts in Transportation / Logistics Management from American Military University and an MBA from California State University (Delta Mu Delta). He is a Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), and Demonstrated Master Logistician (DML).
Ryan’s military awards include Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal with “Valor” Device, Army Commendation Medal (3), Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War of Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Action Badge, and Air Assault.
Ryan enjoys spending time with his family where he is an active Cub Scout leader and playing sports especially rugby which he played for 25 years. He lives in Virginia with his wife Cathy and two children Joseph and Amelia.
Dr. Lucas Marino, PMP, CMRP is an instructor for PM-ProLearn. He completed a 21-year career with the U.S. Coast Guard which included afloat tours deployed to the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, Caribbean Sea, and Atlantic Ocean in support of counter-narcotics and migrant interdiction operations. His naval engineering career included tours as a propulsion and power systems technician, law enforcement boarding team member, Machinery Technician School Instructor, Damage Control Assistant, Port Engineer, afloat Engineer Officer (Chief Engineer), Naval Engineering Workforce and Policy Manager at CGHQ, and Deputy Branch Chief of the Coast Guard’s Engineering and Weapons School at CG Training Center Yorktown, VA. Throughout his career, he served as a Project Manager for ship maintenance and training projects valued in excess of $40 million dollars.
Lucas is an accomplished author, consultant, and instructor who specializes in reliability engineering, systems engineering, project management, and training development. He has a passion for public speaking, strategic thinking, and workforce development. He has contributed to the integrated logistics and project management disciplines as the author of a several works on Level of Repair Analysis and was selected to serve as the Project Management Domain Champion for the 5th revision of the Engineering Management Body of Knowledge, published by the American Society for Engineering Management.
Lucas’s academic achievements include a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and Master of Science and Doctor of Engineering degrees in Systems Engineering and Engineering Management from The George Washington University. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP).
Michael Burgos, MBA, PMP is an instructor for PM-ProLearn. He has 14 years of experience in curriculum development, instructing, and training in areas of leadership, organizational design, process development, and project management. Mike is a decorated Retired U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Four with over 22 years of active duty experience including three combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He has served at every level of command within the Army from Platoon up to the Army Headquarters Staff. Mike’s positions included Fire Direction Chief (Field Artillery), Rader Section Leader/Platoon Leader, Brigade Targeting Officer, Division Targeting Officer, Division G-3 Operations Planner, Field Artillery Intelligence Officer, and Nuclear Targeting Officer for the Army. Mike also was an Instructor for Advanced Individual training, the Field Artillery Captain Career Course, Warrant Officer Basic Course and Advance Course and the Theater Nuclear Operation Course. Mike previously held a Top Secret – SCI clearance.
After retirement from the Army, Mike relocated to the Myrtle Beach area and served as the Senior Army Instructor for the Army Junior ROTC program at Green Sea-Floyds High School.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management (BSBM) from Thomas Edison State University, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a focus on Information Technology from Patten University. Mike is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®).
Mike’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (2), Meritorious Service Medal (2), Army Commendation Medal (3), Army Achievement Medal (3), Good Conduct Medal (2), National Defense Ribbon, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (4-stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (2-Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Service Ribbon (2), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3), Humanitarian Service Medal, NATO-ISAF Medal, the Army Combat Action Badge, and Army Staff Badge.
Mike resides in North Myrtle Beach with his wife Leanne and sons, Joe and Michael. He enjoys helping others achieve their goals through coaching, mentoring, and teaching.