Marifrances "Gert" Garman is the Director of the Collaborative Design Center at Valencia College. Previously, she was a Creativity and Innovation Catalyst for Disney Destinations, where she facilitated brainstorming sessions and trained fellow Cast Members in Disney's Innovation Toy Box for the Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide. Prior to this, she served as the Event/Marketing Manager for the City of Orlando, specializing in executing signature events for the Mayor. For five years previously, she was the Assistant Athletics Director of Marketing and Promotions for the University of Central Florida. Gert is certified as a facilitator in the Creative Problem Solving (CPS), Think X and Five Faces of Genius processes. She regularly attends and speaks at the Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI), Mind Camp and the Florida Creativity Conferences. She graduated from ucf with a bachelor of arts in journalism: advertising/Public Relations.