Experienced Industry Leaders

 Welcome to Cub River Consulting. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service, whether it be through our consulting services, our products, or our dedicated contract personnel. The Cub River team offers subject matter experts who have a breadth of experience and skill to meet your requirements. We thrive on offering the best customer service and being outstanding team players.

Jeff Mitchell


  • Served a combined 32 years in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve as a Military Intelligence, Infantry, and Field Artillery officer -- Iraq veteran
  • Over 20 years experience as an instructional designer specializing in blended learning approaches
  • Over 25 years experience in language services industry
  • Project Management Professional certified

Melinda Markfelder

Sr. Instructional Designer

  • Instructional Designer and former science teacher 
  • Masters of Science in Education

Krys Brightwell

Director, Sales and Marketing

Krys Brightwell is a seasoned sales executive with 20 years of experience leading sales, marketing and operations for global companies. As Director of Sales and Marketing for Cub River Consulting, Mr. Brightwell is responsible for driving innovation and growth for all aspects of the company's Consumer and Enterprise & Training and Development businesses, including the strategic direction and execution of product, sales and marketing and infrastructure functions.

Prior to joining Cub River Consulting, Mr. Brightwell spent 14 years as a Sr. Government Sales Executive for Rosetta Stone and Tell Me More Language Learning, where he was instrumental in launching both the Corporate and Government Sales teams. He led the effort to acquire and maintain the company’s General Services Administration (GSA) contract. Krys also served his country honorably as an Air Traffic Controller in the United States Air Force. 

Krys co-founded the charitable organization Phoenix-Pay-It-Forward in 2015. Phoenix-Pay-It-Forward is a charitable organization that works with local Phoenix charities to help provide food, clothing and shelter to those members of the community that need it most. 

To contact Mr. Brightwell please email krys@cubriverconsulting.com.