I believe in the power of Design. Design gives context to information, affects behavior, and informs decisions. Like scent, Design is one of the most subtle, powerful influences on a person's life. It's everywhere and it's taken for granted. Take a look around the room you're in right now. People designed the objects that make up your environment. 

I design the placement of information on a website before the visual designer is called in. Then we collaborate to refine the designs to create the best experience possible for you, the visitor.

The structure of information on a website is based on outcomes and observations from talking with people, research, best practices, usability testing results, and imagination. Then we iterate. Then we test. Rinse. Repeat.

I work with information from theater to print to Web. I work with government agencies, non-profits, and Fortune 500 companies. I work as an information architect/content strategist, designer, independent consultant, editor, writer, and project manager. I'm interested in design, website governance, organizational theory, Health 2.0, sociology, and psychology.