about me

Tenacious Problem Solver

Philomath. Passion Driven. Eager to Help.

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Working solutions over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan
That is, while there is value in the items on the right,
I value the items on the left more.
Inspired by the Agile Manifesto

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my education

I hold a B.A. in Interactive Media Studies from Miami University of Ohio, which is an interdisciplinary major designed to complement traditional disciplinary-focused liberal education content. Two foundation tracks give students a deep understanding of two key foci — making and analyzing. I had the opportunity to study fields such as web development, design principles, animations, game development, web and social media analytics, social media management, communication, digital entrepreneurship and project management.

The program's interdisciplinary nature allowed me to discover my passion: Computer Programming as a tool for Problem Solving, and Analysis as a process to raise Awareness.

what I do

In June of 2015 life sent me to amazing Chicago, Illinois. In a city bustling with activity and opportunities, I quickly found out that it was time for me to use my broad range of skills, and put them to good use for people and companies that have problems that need to be solved.

In early September 2014 I started working as an IT Consultant for Ingage Partners, a wonderful company located in Cincinnati, Ohio. I was given the chance to work with a high-skilled team of developers that uses the Agile methodology for software development. I loved the job and I loved Ingage's company culture.

Ingage provides consulting services in a variety of areas including project management, business and process analysis, strategy and execution, and development using emerging technologies.

A certified B Corp, Ingage meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. B Corps are leading a global movement to redefine success in business so one day all companies do not just compete to be the best IN the world, but to be the best FOR the world.

my passion

By understanding and applying technology, I hope to induce more respect for our planet and its inhabitants (that includes animals). Powerful technologies come with a great amount of responsibility. If technology gives us powerful tools, then inevitably those tools will be used in good and bad ways. It's our mission to create a social norm that assures ethical patterns of technology use.

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. - John Quincy Adams

The art of communication is another passion of mine. My life experience has helped me to understand how people communicate. I have learned to listen with my heart and mind! By combining my passion for technology and communication, I can help anyone to reach their goals in a more efficient way. The human factor in technology must never be forgotten.