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The Meristem Team

Our consultants and trainers have in-depth expertise in a wide range of disciplines, including:

  • Technical training in areas such as software, hardware, applications, equipment, and IT.
  • New product training.
  • Strategic planning and game theory.
  • Leadership, management, and HRD (Human Resources Development ) training.

Many are published authors who have taught at leading universities. Collectively, they have extensive experience in a broad range of organizations — government agencies, colleges and universities, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies.

Julie Stenson, Ph.D

Founder and Owner

Julie Stenson has spent 25 years in training and organizational development. Focusing on job competency systems for performance improvement, she works in areas of management and leadership development, competency assessment, training design and evaluation. Julie has a Ph.D. in Adult Education, Training and Development from Oregon State University.

Christopher Ellis, Ph.D

Consultant and trainer

Christopher Ellis leads Meristem's Strategic Management area. Dr. Ellis delivers training and consults on projects, using game theory to help clients develop powerful business strategies. Dr. Ellis received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Warwick and is a Professor of Economics at University of Oregon.

John Sulzmann, Ed.M.

Instructional systems design, training and mediation

John Sulzmann specializes in technical training, instructional design, organizational development, coaching, and conflict resolution. He has worked in university settings as a professional communicator and instructional designer, and has enjoyed working with diverse audiences over the years, including business, agencies, and other educational institutions.

In addition to our core team, our staff includes trainers who have many years of experience in developing and delivering both technical training and classes in employee development and leadership.