The Training Guidance Group is a nationwide network of leading trainers and event experts brought together to provide a comprehensive and consistent offering of training solutions, event management expertise and custom programs. Providing off-site, on-site, and client-led instruction, we empower organizations to higher level results. Our customers come from a broad range of Fortune 1000 companies, leading non-for-profits, military and student-centric organizations.
With over 50 years of combined experience, this nationwide network is led by a core group of individuals committed to delivering results for organizations of all types. Meet our core team and feel free to reach out to any of our team members for more information.
Fabian J. De Rozario
Fabian De Rozario's 18 years of work and training experience spans higher education institutions, associations, and private industries. Drawing from his experiences as an Asian immigrant to the United States, his presentation style is interactive, engaging, and focused on enhancing personal skills that contribute to creating world-class organizations.
Kenya J. Rutland
Kenya Rutland has nearly 10 years of training and development experience with a focus on creating healthy, high-performing individuals, groups, and organizations. With effective strategies and his persuasive facilitative style, Kenya's work has included change management, customer service, diversity and inclusion, leadership, and team development.
Allison Phaneuf, MS, CAGS
Allison Phaneuf is committed to the education and self-improvement of others, and brings considerable energy and enthusiasm to every endeavor. With over 15 years experience, she believes in the power of cooperative learning. Allison incorporates the use of experiential learning techniques as tools for increasing knowledge and information retention in a fun and interactive environment.
As the President and Founder of the Training Guidance Group, Chuck is committed to providing companies access to a dynamic and comprehensive offering of training solutions to create tangible business results within their organization. Chuck brings over 12 years experience in moving, motivating, and inspiring people to achieve greater results.
Megan Baughman has worked in logistics and event coordination for 9 years. She began as a Program Coordinator of Orientation Services for the University of Cincinnati. From there, she joined Chuck Knippen and served as the Special Events Manager for the Monster Diversity Leadership Programs. In this role, Megan was responsible for a $2.8 million budget.
TJ began his event managing career with Monster Worldwide Diversity Leadership Programs from 2005-2007. He is proud to be a University of Cincinnati Bearcat and obtained his degree in finance in 2008.After college he worked in corporate finance and on Wall Street until joining the TGG team in 2009 as an Event Coordinator.
Meghan is a veteran meeting and conference producer with over 20 years of experience. She maintains her CMP and CMM designations providing her clients a wealth of real event knowledge to ensure every event is one to remember. Meghan has her Masters in Clinical Psychology which allows her to work with a wide variety of people and have an understanding for behaviors.
Erica Alfes Perkins
Erica is an innovative human resource professional whose positive approach to client management helps her develop lasting client relationships. She always looks for process improvements that will enhance the top and bottom line for her clients. Erica is a big picture thinker with the unique ability to determine the central issue and develop and facilitate educational material designed to bring about desired change. Erica's background includes a wide range of experience in management, recruitment, marketing, training and development.
Sonya Chavis, a native of Richmond , VA , graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Government and Rhetoric & Communications Studies. Sonya then attended and graduated from the William & Mary School of Law. Sonya has worked for the past 7 years in the healthcare field at academic medical centers in Washington, DC and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Krysti Barnhill brings nearly 20 years of marketing experience to the TGG staff. Her advertising agency background includes writing publications, media and public relations and event services for business-to-business and consumer product accounts.
Freda C. Hobbs
She is most proud of her ability to connect the most talented individuals with the roles that fit them best and helping individuals and teams reach their full potential. As a graduate of the University of Virginia, Freda enjoys staying actively involved with alumni activities in and around the Los Angeles area.
Corey hails from Kettering, OH and obtained his degree in Design at The Art Institute of Ohio, Cincinnati in 2004. He started his career in graphic design with Monster Worldwide in the Making It Count Program as a Junior Designer.