Testimonials

These written testimonials are from clients and tech workshop participants that attended various tech training workshops with MoniGarr as the instructor.

Twitter comments from @cmorin

Thank you cmorin for pointing out how the XR tech workshops & intros I collaboratively create & host for IM4 provide a very different world view and experience than what mainstream is providing – in a positive way.

Dorothy Christian

Book Author, Film Producer, Visual Storyteller, Vancouver B.C.

September 31, 2018, Dorothy attended tech workshops by MoniGarr:  XR for Endangered Language Revival, XR for 360 / 180 Film Content Creators, XR for Content Creators

MoniGarr is an incredible facilitator for endangered languages and cultures. She understands the inner workings of our Indigenous systems of knowledge(s) and is able to translate that to this very contemporary technology.

Lydia

Web Developer, Vancouver B.C.

September 31, 2018, Lydia attended XR for Endangered Language Revival, XR for Film Producers

MoniGarr’s expertise and enthusiasm inspired my newfound passion for all things XR!

Cease Wyss

Author, Indigenous Plant Diva, Film Producer, Vancouver B.C.

September 31, 2018, Cease attended XR training for 360 Film at Emily Carr in Vancouver B.C.

In my short time with you in XR training I learned many things. Troubleshooting is an art form that few can patiently navigate through; sometimes you can only rely on yourself and your skillz; learning XR requires miles of patience and the rewards are great. Huy chexw a’ for your patience and great sense of humour. I hope yo learn more from you!

Ron Bartlette

Executive Director, Winnipeg Transition Centre

January 22, 2014, Ron was MoniGarr’s teacher

Monica successfully completed the Practical Workshop Facilitation Skills Certificate. This intensive 5 day training session required each participant to deliver a presentation each day, along with creating a lesson plan and having to deal effectively with a difficult person in their 4th presentation. In each presentation, Monica grasped the Behavioural style of facilitating and delivered professional, engaging and creative lessons. She is a gifted facilitator who makes any workshop she leads a meaningful event for the participants. She leaves no stone unturned to make learning fun and memorable.

Lucy Hutcheson

Web Designer at Speak Creative, LLC

June 15, 2013, Lucy and MoniGarr were students together

Monica’s work ethics were by far the best among the rest of my classmates. She consistently worked hard to finish projects early in order to have room for improvement. She was very organized in group projects. During one group research paper, she was the first one to reach out to each member and start the collaborating dialogue. She also divided up the work evenly among the members and made the entire project work efficiently. Because of the bar that she had set with her work ethic and organization, we received a 100 on the research paper.

If Monica doesn’t have an answer, she will find it. That kind of work ethic, drive and passion is absolutely an asset and a must-have. I highly recommend her for any and all projects.

Randy Panebianco

Owner at Intelligent Designs of CNY

January 24, 2013, Randy was a client of MoniGarr’s

I have worked with Monica numerous times in the past and each time I am pleasantly surprised. She goes well beyond the basic requirements of the task making herself extraordinarily useful. She has an excellent skill set and abundant knowledge of the internet / websites / programming / technical writing and how to automate processes to make your business succeed with minimal effort.

Chris Varble

Software development manager at Ministry Brands

November 21, 2012, Chris and MoniGarr were students together

Monica is very professional and a team player. She helps out in her areas of expertise and is very knowledgeable in web and mobile experiences. I would never hesitate to include her on any project I am involved in.

Dwight Terrance

Chief Innovation Officer at Grand Casino Hinckley

November 10, 2011, Dwight managed MoniGarr directly

Monica is an extremely creative person, and has the ability to understand the requests of her customers. This understanding is then translated into what the customer wanted.

Richard Pilon, P.Eng.

General Manager – Raisin Region Conservation Authority

August 29, 2011, Richard was a client of MoniGarr’s

Monica is an energetic and creative web designer with expertise in various web/IT related fields. Monica has provided me with invaluable assistance with web hosting and setting up WordPress blogs.

Michelle

Business Adviser at Canton Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

January 7, 2011, Michelle was a client of MoniGarr’s

Monica was hired to present a web design workshop for the SUNY Canton SBDC. The workshop was great and the attendees walked away with a good basic knowledge of web design and the various options for web development. Monica was great to work with and was very professional.

Mel McGee

Founder & CEO at We Can Code IT

May 29, 2009, Mel worked with MoniGarr on a tech project

I highly recommend Monica Peters as a web application developer. I worked with her on an endangered languages chat bot application, and was thoroughly impressed by her ability as a bot programmer using AIML and her remarkable collaboration skills.

Not only is Monica a superb programmer, but her positive attitude, phenomenal communication skills, and creativity make her a joy to work with.