Engineering Manager in Raleigh, North Carolina
My journey started when I began building websites as a kid. I always loved the idea of creating something that the whole world could see! Graphic design stood out to me as a practical way to do what I loved, so I worked on the newspaper staff all through high school and college—where I completed a Bachelor's degree in Communication Technology & Graphic Design.
Though I still have a keen eye for aesthetics, over the next 10 years my focus shifted back to the web where I worked on primarily Drupal freelance web projects, client sites for agencies (dallascowboys.com, weather.com and butler.edu), and redhat.com. I've been fortunate to hold a variety of roles such as Graphic Designer, Front-end Web Developer, UX Dev Team Lead, People Manager, Principal Program Manager, and now Engineering Manager.
At Pinata, a small but dynamic startup, I'm doing both people and project management. Anyone I've worked with will tell you I'm passionate about organization, efficiency, and helping people do their best work.
I live in Raleigh with my spouse & 2 dogs. I enjoy photography, traveling, board games, music, good food, and the great outdoors. I'm also obsessed with avoiding food waste! If this also interests you, make a copy of my free meal planning board on Trello. 😁