Senior Instructional Designer

Hector Castanon

Hector brings a unique perspective to the Encompass team: before becoming an instructional designer, he worked as a high school and college-level instructor, pharmaceutical sales professional, sales training manager, and content developer. He has spent almost 30 years educating adults in one form or another and has a solid foundation in training and facilitation, learning theory, content development, and instructional design. Over the last 20 years, Hector has been employed in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device arena at such companies as Schering-Plough, Merck, Celgene, and Oticon. He holds a BS in mathematics from the University of Texas-RGV.

What do you most enjoy about your work?

Whether working solo or as part of a team, I enjoy building solutions from the ground up. I find it incredibly satisfying to foster a training idea from concept to implementation and see how it benefits those it was designed to help.


I love to travel with my wife and two daughters—anywhere there is a beach is a hit with us! I have a passion for music, movies, and graphic arts, am interested in computers and mathematics, and enjoy a good football game and gathering with family and friends.