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Leadership Team

  • Alane Operations Manager

Kurt Frohlich PMP, MCP

Founder and President

Professional Background:

As Apex’s President, Kurt is responsible for its overall vision, establishing and maintaining its high quality and standards, and developing excellence across all service offerings for a multitude of clients. Prior to founding Apex, Kurt worked for 5 years as a software trainer, and then as an inside sales consultant for an international corporate training company. Before that, he owned and operated Wings ‘N’ Things for 8 years – the best chicken wing restaurant on the West Coast! He is also past-president of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) Sierra Nevada Chapter and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®).

Educational Background:

Kurt is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Education, with an English major and a Computer Education minor.

Personal Highlights:

Kurt lives in Reno with his wife, Dawn, and a daughter in high school. His other daughter attends college at Oregon State University. His family enjoys sports, music, travel, and various activities with friends and family.

Kurt’s personal hobbies include photography, physical fitness, attending live concerts, and playing the electric guitar (poorly, but with enthusiasm!).


Anne Paine PMP

Learning Solutions Manager

Professional Background:

Anne’s role as Apex’s Learning Solutions Manager includes the oversight of all curriculum design and development efforts for several Fortune 100 companies, and leading training and development programs for Apex’s internal team. Anne is skilled in all forms of E-Learning, M-Learning, instructor-led learning, or any blended approach. Prior to joining Apex, Anne was a Master Trainer and Lead Multi-Media Developer for the State of California. Her creation of state-of-the-art training material including gamification elements raised the standard of training delivery in her industry. Anne is the current president of the ASTD (American Society for Training and Development) Sierra Nevada chapter.

Educational Background:

Anne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering, with a minor in Interactive Game Design from the University of Nevada. She also has completed extensive course work in Graphic Communications. Anne also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Personal Highlights:

When not working on training development, Anne enjoys spending time with her family hiking, camping, kayaking and of course, playing games.

Alane Schnelker

Operations Manager and Techincal Editor

Professional Background:

As a professional voice talent, Alane provides technical writing and records audio for internal and external training created by Apex.

Alane’s is also Apex's Operations Manager.  She is responsible for our vendor relationships, company procurement, accounts payable, accounts receivable, asset management, client billing and state tax filing. Additionally, Alane manages payroll and billing for Apex Performance Solutions, Limited, Ireland.

Alane is the current VP of Finance of the ATD (Association for Talent Development) Sierra Nevada chapter.

Educational Background:

Alane earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Information and Decision Systems from San Diego State University.

Personal Highlights:

Alane lives in Reno with her husband Steve, and their two children. She volunteers for the Reno Rodeo, Girl Scouts USA, and Boy Scouts of America. She loves traveling (London is her favorite city in the world), camping (at Lake Tahoe) and geo-caching (a great way to get the kids on a hike!).