About Our team

Founded in 2003, for the specific purpose of providing quality sexual harassment prevention training, Train Me Today has remained passionate about presenting effective and highly engaging instructor led training that leaves a positive impact on the students and provides knowledge and skills they can apply immediately. We have trained thousands of employees in hundreds of organizations throughout California including government and private industries. As the the creators of the Professional in Human Resources California Exam Preparation Study Guide, which focuses on Human Resources practices in California, our knowledge of how to practice Human Resources in California can't be surpassed.


 Our trainers are subject matter experts in the field of Human Resources. We are credentialed, certified and experienced in the Human Resources body of knowledge specializing in sexual harassment prevention.  

TMT Adminstration

jacquelyn thorp,CEO, mshr, sphr, phrca

jeff kinworthy, president and BILLY, internet canine star

jeff kinworthy, president and BILLY, internet canine star

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After four decades in Human Resources, Jacquelyn’s tireless commitment to people and business management, and her passion for sexual harassment prevention drove her to launch Train Me Today in 2003. She was the driver and team leader for the Professional in Human Resources Exam Preparation Study Guide. Jacquelyn is a Chapman University alum with a Master of Science in Human Resources,  Outside of work, Jacquelyn has an active life as a grandparent, camper and line dancer!   You can reach Jacquelyn at jthorp@trainmetoday.com.

jeff kinworthy, president and BILLY, internet canine star

jeff kinworthy, president and BILLY, internet canine star

jeff kinworthy, president and BILLY, internet canine star

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After four decades as a Journeyman Lineman for Southern California Edison, Jeff retired and joined Train Me Today in 2014.  As the primary investor and support system,  Jeff provides support to all areas of Train Me Today wherever needed, for the trainers, the management team, general administrative team and our clients and vendors.  Outside of work, Jeff has an active life as a grandparent, camper, and golfer! 


Billy is the TMT mascot.  You can reach Jeff at jkinworthy@trainmetoday.com.

kathy ruffino, VP. mshr, sphr, phrca, shrm-scp

jeff kinworthy, president and BILLY, internet canine star

samantha deland,VP eLearning, msol, sphr, phrca

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samantha deland,VP eLearning, msol, sphr, phrca

samantha deland,VP eLearning, msol, sphr, phrca

samantha deland,VP eLearning, msol, sphr, phrca

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With a commitment to a people-focused mindset and a desire to help California companies achieve their strategic goals, Samantha joined the Train Me Today team in 2011 and quickly grew into the roles of Trainer and Human Resources Consultant.  Her ability to uniquely tailor HR processes allows her to collaborate with business owners and HR practitioners at companies of all sizes to ensure they are operating effectively while remaining compliant.  Samantha is also Vice President of eLearning and has developed Anti-Harassment Training programs that fulfill training requirements through the United States.  Her dedication and desire to accomplish goals extends outside of work where she is a wife and mother, has graduated with a Masters Degree in Organizational Psychology and Development from Walden University, and is an active skater on a local roller derby team.  You can reach Samantha at sdeland@trainmetoday.com.

linda thorp, general admin and accounting

samantha deland,VP eLearning, msol, sphr, phrca

linda thorp, general admin and accounting

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Linda has always had a passion for helping people.  With over 20 years in the banking industry and working for one of the largest banks in the United States, Linda worked with her passion as a Corporate Trainer.  In this environment Linda was able to help her students learn the value of leading with "heart" when it comes to customer service.  Linda's extensive background with numbers and her attention to detail serve her will as our Executive Assistant.  Our Web classes give Linda an opportunity to put herTrainer skills to work as a co-facilitator.  Linda and her husband enjoy traveling and spending time with family and especially their 3 grandchildren. You can reach Linda at linda@trainmetoday.com

hannah thorp, online adminISTRATION

samantha deland,VP eLearning, msol, sphr, phrca

linda thorp, general admin and accounting

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Working as a part-time assistant at Train Me Today, Hannah uploads orders from our wonderful clients into our new database, Moodle.  She is currently studying to become a nurse at Azusa Pacific University, but still enjoys working in Human Resources for Train Me Today.  Apart from working with Train Me Today for the past year, Hannah enjoys hiking, spending time with friends, and learning new things.  You can reach Hannah at onlintetraining@trainmetoday.com

dinneh estrada, social admin

Sher Berns, sr. HR SPECIALIST

Sher Berns, sr. HR SPECIALIST

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After completing her journey at Musicians Institute, Dinneh joined Train Me Today as part of the marketing team. In her short time here, and in true millennial fashion, she has grown the company’s online presence, increased traffic to the website, and implemented her first marketing campaign. All while continuing her studies to earn her Bachelors Degree in Business Management. Outside of work, Dinneh is an accomplished musician, an avid concert goer, and looks forward to traveling the world. You can reach Dinneh at dinneh@trainmetoday.com 

Sher Berns, sr. HR SPECIALIST

Sher Berns, sr. HR SPECIALIST

Sher Berns, sr. HR SPECIALIST

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Billy, mascot

Sher Berns, sr. HR SPECIALIST

Billy, mascot

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After being abandoned in a field as a puppy due to severe epilepsy, he was given to the Retriever Rescue where they cleaned him up and helped him get healthy.  Because of Jeff and Jacquelyn's love for Boston Terrier's Jeff found him online.  At the time we had two other Boston's, Max and Mandy who were 7 years old.  After offering to adopt Billy, the Retriever Rescue found that we were the perfect family for him.  Since then we have his epilepsy under control and he is a happy and healthy addition to our family.  You can reach Billy at billy@trainmetoday.com.

Trainers

EFRAIN G. FUENTES, ED.D

SHARONDA BISHOP, MSHR, SPHR

EFRAIN G. FUENTES, ED.D

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PAMELA WINTERS, SPHR

SHARONDA BISHOP, MSHR, SPHR

EFRAIN G. FUENTES, ED.D

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 Leaving corporate America in 2013, Pamela’s passion to keep active has kept her busy facilitating PHR/SPHR exam prep classes and harassment prevention in addition to volunteering with adult literacy and local theatre. Returning to complete her education mid-life, Pamela graduated from Cal State Los Angeles with a business degree emphasizing HR. She served as PIHRA’s volunteer President in 2003 and was awarded PIHRA’s Excellence in Human Resources award in 2005. In her spare time, Pamela enjoys her amazing grandsons, reading, sewing quilts for third world countries and keeping fit. You can reach Pamela at pamela@trainmetoday.com.

SHARONDA BISHOP, MSHR, SPHR

SHARONDA BISHOP, MSHR, SPHR

SHARONDA BISHOP, MSHR, SPHR

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 Sharonda Bishop is a human resource trainer and consultant, possessing over 25 years of human resources, payroll, and training experience.  Sharonda is also a lecturer in the College of Business at Cal Poly Pomona University, and the Colleges of Extended Education at Cal Poly Pomona, University of Riverside, and San Diego State University.  She loves training supervisors and managers on subjects including supervisory skills, talent acquisition, and project management leadership, in order to hone their communication, teamwork and leadership skills.   A graduate of Cornell University, Sharonda has a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, a master’s degree in Human Resource Design from Claremont University, and is currently a doctoral student at DePaul University.    An active member of her community, Sharonda is on the board of directors of Inland Valley Hope Partners.  When she is not working, Sharonda enjoys spending time with her family, husband Kevin, daughter Maya and stepson Kevin Jr and.....spending time whenever she can at Disneyland!  You can reach Sharonda at sharonda@trainmetoday.com 

MARIA R. DIAZ, SPHR, PHRCA

KATHERINE TOLLMAN, MSHR, SPHR

SHARONDA BISHOP, MSHR, SPHR

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ROBERT MILLER, PHR

KATHERINE TOLLMAN, MSHR, SPHR

KATHERINE TOLLMAN, MSHR, SPHR

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KATHERINE TOLLMAN, MSHR, SPHR

KATHERINE TOLLMAN, MSHR, SPHR

KATHERINE TOLLMAN, MSHR, SPHR

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 After working for many years in the Hospitality and Food & Beverage industry, Katherine Tollman has applied her working knowledge to her consulting business Hospitality Smartz. Through her business she has successfully elevated a variety of business teams with passionate, caring and knowledgeable instruction. Katherine and Hospitality Smartz specializes in regulatory food safety, responsible alcohol service and workplace harassment prevention training.  Katherine proudly graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development.  At home, Katherine is a self-taught artist and dearly loves her three rescue dogs and cat, Munchie, Dude, Timothy and Fat Kitty. You can reach Katherine at ktollman@trainmetoday.com