Staff Feature: Jay Grey

Jay Grey came to work for CWRTP in 2003 and is currently an Instructional Designer for the CSRU Contract Team.

In his 17 years with the program, Jay has developed and contributed to many trainings and instructional materials. For example, in 2019 he helped create and present a Domestic Violence Simulation to educate Child Support workers across the state of Iowa on the nuances of domestic violence cases. The simulation was performed at six in-person sessions, and then Jay created an online version which allows CSRU staff to experience the simulation at any time.

Jay was also a co-presenter at the 2018 Western Intergovernmental Child Support Engagement Council (WICSEC) conference in Omaha-a national conference.

Jay is passionate about fitness and nutrition. He coaches various sports and enjoys training others in weightlifting. He is also a musician and plays guitar and bass. He used to be in a band that played several venues in Ames, including The M-Shop in the Memorial Union.

When asked what keeps him excited about working with CWRTP, Jay answered, “First, I enjoy the people I work with. Everyone is friendly, engaging, generous with their knowledge and abilities, and perhaps most importantly, everyone is a "doer." Second, I appreciate the opportunity to learn new programs and techniques which allow me to provide better training material while also keeping the job fresh.”

Thanks for your hard work and dedication, Jay!