Work

 

Stitch data

Developer Evangelist

Stitch is an ETL tool which basically moves a lot of different data into a users data warehouse for easier analysis. I focused on their open-source tool, Singer. As the first developer evangelist and remote hire for Stitch I implemented a program delivering and creating assets for outside speaking engagements, online resources, and community support. In addition I gathered metrics, set KPIs, and worked with product, sales, and operations to measure the developer retention and adoption funnel.

IBM

Senior Program Manager 

Jan 2017– May 2017

Senior Product Manager & Developer Evangelist

Oct 2015 – Jan 2017

As a developer evangelist for IBM Watson I act as the voice of the developer within the organization to help product teams create the best product possible. I also work with various developer communities and am involved with hackathons, internal events, and conferences. I love learning about different companies and helping them solve their problems using the best technology possible.

Product Manager

May 2014 – Oct 2015

As a product manager I focused on Discover/Try/Buy process and overall scope of the Watson Developer Cloud API offerings. I focused on developer and technical decision-making users. This involved owning a backlog, enabling teams to test and speak with users, gathering feedback from internal stakeholders, and managing the product development. Users and data guide my decision making along with the overall strategy and vision of our portfolio.

Senior UX Designer

October 2013 – May 2014

I started my career at IBM as a UX lead for Watson working in the IBM Design studio. I also participated as an IBM DesignCamp lead and continue to contribute to IBM Design Thinking workshops. 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Part-Time Instructor

June 2015 – June 2016 

Instructor focusing on product management, technical foundations, and UX-centric classes and workshops.

Eureka Software

Product Owner

December 2012 – October 2013

Eureka is a teensy software company in Austin. I wore many hats and contributed to everything from visual design, ux, to front-end dev and was responsible for the redesign and rebranding of Eureka as well as multiple projects.

Freelance Developer/Designer 

Various

January 2006 – December 2012 

My career began while still attending the University of North Texas as a Communication Design major. I had always coded for fun and figured out I could get paid for it, so I started working as a front-end dev in Dallas before moving to Austin where I continued to work for primarily for ad agencies. Eventually my freelance moonlighting projects turned into full-time daylight projects and I found myself working in various roles including creative and dev for clients like Best Buy, Dell, Chase, UPS, as well as a short stint in Copenhagen which totally rocked.