About Water Bear Learning

Water Bear Learning is a learning, communications, and video design company, headquartered in Ventura, California. We partner with clients to create custom learning experiences, crafted for a specific audience.

From strategy to execution, we help create clear, organized, and engaging learning experiences. Our content development expertise spans eLearning, video creation, instructor-led courses, performance support materials, and communications. As your company implements new processes and systems regularly, we can help you communicate that information and build knowledge amongst teams.

Founded in 2017, Andrew and Caryn merged their unique skill-sets in learning and development to form Water Bear Learning. With a fully-remote team, Water Bear Learning provides consulting services to clients all around the world. If you’d like to read more about our specific offerings, click here to go to our services page.

Meet the team

Caryn DeBell

Caryn DeBell


Caryn has been helping organizations define and refine their learning programs for over 15 years. She specializes in content curation and design, with industry experience spanning Consumer Packaged Goods, Non-Profit, Public Sector and Healthcare.

Andrew DeBell

Andrew DeBell

Learning Consultant & Video Designer

With 8+ years of experience in video creation, instructional design, and eLearning development, Andrew brings a creative and refreshing approach to learning experiences. As a co-founder of Water Bear Learning, Andrew works directly with clients to brainstorm ideas and implement targeted learning programs.

Sydney Coultis

Sydney Coultis

Instructional Design Consultant

With a background in education and psychology, Sydney specializes in designing and developing eLearning courses and instructor-led training programs. An effective SME communicator and collaborator, Sydney is adaptable to diverse project needs and fully dedicates herself to solving complex problems.

Why a Water Bear?

A Water Bear, or tardigrade, is the world’s most indestructible organism. They can survive for thirty years without food or water and can sustain extreme temperatures up to 150° Celsius. They can even survive in the frozen vacuum of space (which no other earth-dwelling creature can claim!). Tardigrades have the ability to survive any catastrophe that would wipe out all other forms of life on planet Earth. 

The resiliency of the Water Bear can be applied both to our learning philosophy and our company work ethic. Like the Water Bear, learning a new skill takes mental toughness, persistence, and durability. In challenging times Water Bears become physically drained, but then turn things around and persist to success. Similarly, we believe you must continue to challenge yourself to move closer to mastery.

Our company work ethic and values also align with characteristics of the Water Bear. We are a resilient, energetic and highly motivated team. Our passion for learning drives us forward to provide the highest quality learning experiences for your audience.