Who We Are

<strong>Shawn Utterback</strong>
Shawn UtterbackChief Experience Officer
Shawn Utterback is the Co-Founder Chief Experience Officer of the Play Storming Group. His passion and energy for igniting cultural change through the experience of play becomes immediately apparent when working with him.

Shawn has shared his passion through designing and delivering programs for technology companies, advertising agencies, government, education and non-profits. As a professional speaker, adjunct professor and facilitator, Shawn designs fun, challenging and engaging experiences and tools that help individuals and organizations communicate, collaborate and deal with change..

Terrill FischerChief Training Officer

Terrill is Co-Founder and Chief Training Officer of the Play Storming Group. He is passionate about using experiential learning to make training have a lasting impact with participants.

He leads programs on Leadership, Sales, Negotiation, and Customer Service training.

Terrill has worked in the training industry for 18 years and has facilitated training for a wide variety of organizations. His Clients have included Union Pacific Railroad, Samsung, Cardinal Healthcare, State Farm, Dell Computers, State of Texas, US Oncology, University of Texas, Verizon Wireless, AT&T Wireless, Samsung, Meeting Planners International and American Society of training & Development chapters.

Terrill holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication from The University of Texas. He is the co-author of the book Making Work Fun: 139 Ways to Lighten Up the Workplace, and he is a member of the Association of Talent Development.


 Partners in Play

Jessie Shternshus

jessie-shternshusJessie, who designs and directs technology-related programs, is renowned in the tech community as an expert on agile communication for software developers. She conducts communication skills workshops and speaks at conferences worldwide. Her engaging and playful programs help people become better listeners, communicators, team players, and leaders, and are relevant to all areas of business communication. Jessie, who has been performing improv theater since she was ten years old, worked at Disney World as a summer job while in high school before attending USF and NYU. She worked for entertainment companies such as CBS, Paramount Pictures and Children’s Television Workshop before moving, in 2006, to Jacksonville, FL, where she started a family and a career as an applied improviser. She is the founder of The Improv Effect



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