Lacy Barker

Director of Learning & Innovation

Fun Facts

  • Knows the best days to visit local thrift stores
  • Will play any board game once (and likely many more times after that)
  • Nurtures a deep affection for ice cream

On Paper

Lacy earned her BA in English from University of Northwestern—St. Paul and her MFA in Creative Writing from Hollins University. Her love for storytelling served her well for four years in the marketing and social media world, where she learned to create smart and engaging content people want to consume. She also honed her graphic and web design skills, and she’ll geek out with the best of them when it comes to content with beautiful and intuitive design.

In Person

Lacy loves to scour. She spends happy hours hunting for thrift store treasures, discovering and devouring unexpectedly great books, and Googling whatever topic comes to mind. She believes all people and things have stories to reveal if you do a little digging. Lacy brings this spirit of excavation to her Unboxed projects. She quickly and thoroughly mines large amounts of information to produce just the right content to fit our clients’ needs and provide real value.

Posts by Lacy

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Training is an investment, and one way to get the most bang for your buck is to invest in high-quality eLearning. Here are four tips to help you get started.

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To create blended learning that empowers people, let content inform modality, embrace learner constraints, and choose a platform that supports blended learning.

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