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Exploring Ireland

Two wonderful weeks on the Emerald Isle.

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Cultivating Empathy

Remember the humans.

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Tomato Red Pepper Risotto

Creamy goat cheese paired with the smokey roasted tomatoes and peppers makes for a luxurious, savory dinner.

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Thai Flatbread Pizza

Sweet and tangy Thai pizza makes a great quick weeknight meal or tasty afternoon lunch.

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I am an experienced UX Designer turned Product Manager, who specializes in strategizing, conceptualization, and forming thoughtful, useful, and beautiful end-to-end experiences.

I have a strong love for strategy and truly understanding the user's needs, wants, and motivations which allow me to create seamless enterprise web and mobile and software application designs. I understand web development and user-centric design proficiently, I love finding solutions that will both benefit the company and the audience. I believe it's a product team's responsibility to find solutions which help the client thrive and grow.

Experience


Varsity News Network

Senior Product Manager
April 2016—Present

Responsible for ensuring the VNN suite of products fulfill the needs and desires of our customers and deliver on company initiatives. Perform extensive research and discovery to understand the market and create product visions and strategies which can be planned, designed, and executed into intuitive, strong experiences for our customers while successfully meeting company goals.

brightly interactive

Lead UX Designer
February 2013—December 2015

Oversaw and collaborated with a team of designers, developers, and strategists while enforcing a strong emphasis on a research and strategy approach to design for software UX/UI, enterprise web, and mobile interactions.

Keen Collective

Owner & Creative Lead
June 2012—May 2013

Worked as owner and creative lead of Keen Collective focusing on helping small businesses from ideation through launch. Offered digital design and development, e-commerce strategy, brand identity systems, and marketing collateral services.

Gordon Food Service Canada

eBusiness Specialist Intern
May 2012—February 2013

Worked within an eBusiness team restructuring, organizing, and designing a community portal for the Gordon Food Service Canadian customers. The experience o ers a place for customers to discuss ideas, stay current with GFS happenings, and seek online support.

Education


Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design

Ferris State University, College of Business
May 2012

Minor, Marketing Sales

Ferris State University, College of Business
May 2012

Certificates


Nielsen Norman Group

UX Certification

Miller Heiman

Marketing Sales Certificate

Skills & Knowledge


User Empathy   +   Market Research & Discovery   +   Product Inventories   +   Heuristic Evaluations   +   Competitive Market Analysis   +   Identifying Market Value Opportunities   +   Product & UX Strategy   +   Product Vision Creation   +   Product Roadmap Creation   +   KPI Goal Setting & Tracking   +   Product Lifecycle Management   +   Stakeholder Collaboration   +   Usability Testing & Interviews   +   Analyzing Data & Trends   +   Agile Development   +   Cross Department Communication   +   User Centric Design   +   UX & UI Design

Let's connect

I’d love to discuss how I can put my knowledge to work for your project needs.