As a Managing Partner, I work alongside my colleague Jeff Williams to manage our office and provide pre-project consulting to Atomic's clients and project teams so that Atoms and clients can execute successful software projects together. I’m energized by solving complex problems, creating clarity from chaos, and helping each team member leverage their strengths to contribute to their projects and grow in their careers.
Software consulting satisfies my drive to understand how things work and observe patterns in the world. I’ve had the opportunity to work with customers in a wide range of industries including health & fitness, office furniture, industrial, manufacturing, education, nonprofit, and government, ranging in size from very small to Fortune 500.
Previously, I worked as a delivery lead with Atomic's software teams. In that role, my primary focus was to remove risks and roadblocks as I helped clients and Atoms align on and understand the project vision, prioritize the right things, stay in sync, and work effectively together.
My background is in user experience design, and I was one of Atomic Object’s first design practitioners when I joined the company in 2011. Defining the patterns for how designers and developers participate together in the product design process and helping our company embrace human-centered design remain important achievements in my career.
I graduated with honors in 2008 from Grand Valley State University, where I studied Classical Languages.
Grand Rapids Business Journal, 40 Under 40 | 2019
Atomic Leadership Fundamentals Participant | January–December 2018
Digital PM Summit Attendee | October 2017
O’Reilly Solidcon 2014 Attendee | May 2014
IDEO Chicago Developer-in-residence | February-June 2014
GVSU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award | October 2012
Cooper UX Bootcamp Attendee | April 2012
Nielsen Norman Group Usability Week San Francisco Attendee | September 2011