I am a problem solver. It's been the one skill I've consistently cultivated while working in education, finance, healthcare, and retail. The key to my success has been in asking questions and listening to the answers. In doing so, I have often built relationships with superiors, clients, and coworkers by ensuring I understand their needs and offer the best solution to satisfy everyone.
While I'm now beginning my career as a UX designer, I have fostered the strengths and skills necessary for crafting products that provide an exceptional experience while alleviating pain points. I also possess a front-end development background, which allows me consider developers during the research and design phase.
My passion for storytelling and what makes people tick drew me to UX design, as I love the way it utilizes both the creative and analytical sides of my brain. I also find it meaningful to collaborate with others on projects that improve the quality of our lives.
I'm a native Texan who prefers experiences to material possessions. In my spare time, I enjoy writing, reading, movies, and new wave music. Exercise and meditation are two activities I try to include in every day. I'm happiest participating in a meaningful conversation, exploring the outdoors with my hiking group, and learning new things.
I've studied writing with Nebula and Hugo Award-winner Orson Scott Card, Shamus Award-winner David Fulmer, and Lambda Literary Award-winner Alex Sanchez.
While riding my bicycle as a kid, I once got it stuck in a tree. Contact me through one of the methods below and ask me to tell you about it.