I’m driven by curiosity. My favorite questions start with, “How might we…” I love absorbing new knowledge and juxtaposing it with my existing understandings.
I perform best in creative environments. Nothing energizes me like an unrestrained brainstorming session.
I relish a good challenge, personally or professionally. I’ve biked across the country and run trail ultra-marathons. I’ve started a company and bootstrapped to profitability. I have a special admiration for those who have overcome even higher barriers.
Most of all, I love people and community! Help me learn more about you as a human being and how I can be of service!
Design Thinking Methods
Scrum-Certified Project Management
Cofounder and CEO, Find My Flock
January 2015 - present
A radically easy job-search engine. Differentiating features include inclusivity-vetted companies, suggested roles, and filters for perks and benefits.
Led product (prioritized features, managed releases, planned brainstorming, selected key metrics) for a team of up to six.
Communicated differentiators to land customers like P&G, Amazon, Automattic, Pixar, and SendGrid.
Strategized a pivot from original non-profit side-project (Women Rising) to a profitable for-profit company.
Finalist for the BizWest Innovation Quotient award.
Featured in Generation Startup documentary.
CoLab Fellow, IDEO
The CoLab is IDEO’s R&D network, exploring how emerging technologies will affect major societal systems.
Selected from a competitive Makeathon event.
Explored how Blockchain could reshape marketplaces.
Rapidly iterated on three basic prototypes.
Developer and Salesperson, Detroit Labs
August 2014 - December 2016
Award-winning mobile app agency.
Graduated early from apprenticeship into full-time Android/Java development.
Transitioned to sales, acquiring new clients like Ford Motor Company by communicating the advantages of our services.
Earned greater responsibility to lead strategy and growth for our onsite business unit.
Community Manager, Grand Circus Detroit
2010 - present
Developer bootcamp and Google for Entrepreneurs tech hub.
Brainstormed and strategized improvements for entrepreneur ecosystem.
Led sales processes for new memberships and special events.
Launched a women’s scholarship program, funded by Google.
Ruby on Rails
B.S. in Economics, Gonzaga University
Concentration in Entrepreneurial Leadership.
1st place in the Spokane Intercollegiate Research Essay Contest, 2013.
1st place in the Inland Northwest Business Plan Competition, 2011 and 2013.
NRHH Student of the Year, 2010.
Startup School, Y Combinator
Selective 10-week online pre-accelerator program, facilitated by
Y Combinator assigned mentors.