Real World Training QuickBooks Trainers

Only the best and brightest QuickBooks instructors can teach our classes.

"People don’t care how much you know...until they know how much you care"

Our expert QuickBooks instructors are just like you. They've walked in your shoes, struggled through QuickBooks, and made all the same mistakes you're making. Because of their experience, they are thouroughly prepared to show you how to avoid mistakes, and work around the problems you are experiencing.
You need help, and our trainers are here for YOU

Our instructors are QuickBooks experts you can trust. Each of our instructors has extensive real world business experience and QuickBooks experience.

Best of all, our instructors make learning QuickBooks fun. They are great teachers and truly want to see you learn and succeed. You won't get a boring QuickBooks class from our personable and approachable instructors. Register Now and see for yourself.

Meet Our Trainers

  • David J. O'Brien

    David J. O’Brien, CPA

    19yrs. Teaching QuickBooks

    My favorite moment is when a student discovers their own confidence...that they can truly master QuickBooks!

    David began using and teaching QuickBooks way back with DOS version 1.0. He started Real World Training in 1994 with the simple goal of helping small businesses succeed. He brings an energy and passion to each class that gives his students the confidence that they can truly master QuickBooks.

  • Fred Maxwell

    Fred Maxwell

    6yrs. Teaching QuickBooks

    I love being the on-screen instructor who helps hundreds of thousands of people...what an honor!

    Fred has been the face and voice of our OnDemand and CD/DVD training classes since he joined Real World Training. He loves to connect with and help others. His engaging on-screen and voice performance makes learning fun. You can also hear Fred in QuickBooks (in the Learning Center located in the Help Menu).

  • Brad White

    Brad White

    15yrs. Teaching QuickBooks

    People have high expectations when they pay for a QuickBooks class. My job is to leave them thoroughly delighted and hungry for more!

    Brad has been teaching QuickBooks since 1998. Before that he used QuickBooks in his own small business. Brad has also consulted with thousands of QuickBooks users. He uses his “real world” experience and entertaining style to help students learn while keeping them awake!

  • Trevor Matheson

    Trevor Matheson

    16yrs. Teaching QuickBooks

    My passion is explaining complicated things in easy to understand language.... I’m obsessed with finding just the right way to explain something.

    Trevor used QuickBooks in his own business and has consulted to many industries over the years. He’s always searching for clearer and more fun and engaging ways to teach small business and QuickBooks knowledge in a way that everyone can understand.

  • Regina H. Smith

    Regina H. Smith

    13yrs. Teaching QuickBooks

    Prepare to smile, laugh and most importantly, learn!

    Regina’s accounting degree and years of “real world” small business consulting, provides her with the knowledge, empathy and know-how to be a great instructor. Regina has taught QuickBooks for over 11 years and has proved that QuickBooks can be fun! She creates a relaxed yet spirited class, putting all students at ease, and increasing their learning potential.

  • Gary Gernbacher

    Gary Gernbacher

    13yrs. Teaching QuickBooks

    My goal for each class is the same...for each student to have fun AND to leave knowing that their job will now be easier.

    Gary has 20 years of business consulting experience, which includes classroom and one-on-one instruction. He has an engaging and common sense approach that helps new and experienced users gain the confidence to spend less time in QuickBooks and do more with their precious time.

  • Gary Almquist

    Gary Almquist

    12yrs. Teaching QuickBooks

    I have such a passion for teaching...it’s the best way I know to help others...by lifting them up and encouraging them to learn.

    Before teaching, Gary owned and supported multiple types of businesses in varied industries using QuickBooks. In 2001, he realized he could help more people by teaching instead of helping one-on-one. Gary has great sensitivity and adjusts his teaching style based on the unique needs of each individual and group.

  • Shauna Wortinger, CPA

    Shauna Wortinger, CPA

    7yrs. Teaching QuickBooks

    I’m passionate about helping people and am overjoyed when students tell me ‘...what I’ve learned will save me time and help me manage the office. I can’t wait to implement what I’ve learned!’

    Shauna has been a QuickBooks consultant for 12 years.  She has extensive QuickBooks, accounting, and small business knowledge gained from helping a variety of businesses...from manufacturing to non-profits.  Shauna’s passion is to help people understand QuickBooks so they can do their jobs better, feel successful and effectively run and manage their companies.

  • Amy Marks

    Amy Marks

    6yrs. Teaching QuickBooks

    I feel exhilarated when I see a student get excited about what QuickBooks can do for their company. Learning QuickBooks can be a blast!

    Amy formed a solid QuickBooks and small business foundation during many years as a controller and consultant to multiple industries. Her experience helps her understand the challenges small businesses face.  She’s enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge and loves seeing students’ confidence rise as they learn how to use QuickBooks to its fullest potential!

  • Lamont Nesbitt

    Lamont Nesbitt

    9yrs. Teaching QuickBooks

    QuickBooks is a versatile tool that does much more than you realize! Unfortunately we can’t know what we don’t know...so come to a class and be pleasantly surprised!

    Lamont began as a support agent for Intuit (the makers of QuickBooks) in 1996. 10 years later he was a senior support engineer, but realized he loved teaching people to AVOID mistakes, instead of fixing mistakes. He wanted to teach people to “swim” instead of “throwing them a life jacket”. He makes learning fun and easy with his vast experience and engaging style.

  • Sue Restum

    Sue Restum

    7yrs. Teaching QuickBooks

    Teaching gives me a chance to pass on what I’ve learned. My goal is for everyone to leave class with the confidence to succeed, and in doing so, we both succeed.

    Sue’s background in accounting and business development gives her insight into the needs of her students. Working with QuickBooks since 1999, Sue brings real-life examples and a user-friendly approach to her classes. Since 2006, Sue has been using her expertise as a QuickBooks consultant, working with businesses to achieve their goals.

  • Veda Moretti, CPA

    Veda Moretti, CPA

    5yrs. Teaching QuickBooks

    Most people aren’t enthusiastic about accounting, but by the end of my class, they learn a ton and really enjoy the experience.... What could be better?

    Veda worked for accounting firms and nonprofits before using QuickBooks in 1993 to help her husband run a new business. Since then she has been a QuickBooks consultant and teacher helping others to manage their businesses with QuickBooks. Veda enjoys sharing her QuickBooks knowledge and love of accounting with others.

  • Tonya R Haines

    Tonya R Haines

    4yrs. Teaching QuickBooks

    QuickBooks is more than just steps, it’s grasping the “What, How and Why."  I get the honor to experience the light bulb going off.... the "Ah-ha" moments that get students excited to get back to the office.

    Tonya began using QuickBooks in 2002 for a family business. Since then she has combined her diverse academic, business, and “real-life” experiences to consult businesses and teach her students. She has a passion for learning and teaching and strongly believes that a great teacher is one who never stops the quest of learning.

  • Diana Papili

    Diana Papili

    2yrs. Teaching QuickBooks

    I’m excited to teach people how to use QuickBooks the right way to make more intelligent business decisions. I want my students to have fun learning and using QuickBooks to reach their financial goals.

    Diana has “real world” small business experience, and has been self-employed much of her adult life. She understands the needs of business owners. Diana is a professional speaker/trainer and also has experience with marketing and advertising.


  • Michael Cobb

    2yrs. Teaching QuickBooks

    I want students to leave class thinking, “Wow! I know exactly what I need to do and how to do it.“

    Michael began teaching over 20 years ago. Since joining Real World Training in 2010, he has written support articles for the QuickBooks Help system and worked closely with feature teams at Intuit. Michael’s goal is to make students’ time using QuickBooks easy and productive.


  • Jason Ruvaldt

    2yrs. Teaching QuickBooks

    Learning how to use QuickBooks efficiently isn’t just good for your bottom line. It’s something that will allow you to more effectively manage and use your precious time, and that’s worth more than money.

    Jason began training people and businesses how to better use QuickBooks as a product developer, writing and contributing to many of our self-paced QuickBooks learning products. With his background in classroom education, however, Jason was eventually drawn to teaching QuickBooks as an instructor. Jason’s passion for education comes through in every class he teaches.

Want to become one of our QuickBooks instructors? Email us at EMPLOYMENT @ REALWORLDTRAINING.COM

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