I have been a product manager in some form for the last 9 years.
Over those years I have worked with existing and new teams to advance develop and continuously improve processes, build strong relationships, and develop a reputation as the product leader within an organization. I have worked hard to develop technical skills like programming languages and concepts that bridge the gap between business stakeholders and development teams. I have also excelled at, and been recognized for, the traditional Product Management functions like user experience research and roadmapping as well as more day-to-day operations like backlog grooming, requirements gathering, release planning, and more.
My education, both formal and informal, has been critical to my success. Having a Masters in Education Technology/Instructional Design has informed how I approach my customers, and tailor experiences to their needs, and, with my business education, deliver concrete results for strategic initiatives while earning the trust of my colleagues and partners. Throughout my career, I have dedicated myself to gaining knowledge in a variety of areas in and out of my field. I am a Certified Scrum Product Owner, a novice software developer, and on the side, a pretty proficient handyman, and constantly improving golfer.
I am passionate about how technology can be used as a tool to bring experiences to life for diverse user groups. I have taken very distinct care to build great relationships with the developers I work with to understand their unique mindset and approach to building software so that I can develop them and the team to produce at a very high level and be the best team across our organization.
I have proven myself in each role that I've had as someone that can be trusted, someone who can be counted on for creative solutions, and a true partner and advocate with/for our customers.