I am a User Experience Design Manager at Tableau and I love design in the data space. I have 16 years of experience as a Designer with 6 in data visualization, analytics and enterprise cloud services. Prior to joining the tech world, I spent several years as an Art Director and Designer with smaller diverse companies in both the Midwest and the South. I have a formal background in Visual Design and a major passion for design education, something I strive to find time for outside of work.
I am a huge advocate for design and research being an integral part of the product planning phase. I aim to fully participate and lead discussions that will allow the design discipline to have an equal part in establishing new features, influencing product road map, and positively impact the product vision.
Besides work, I love to travel and race sailboats. I spend a lot of time cruising with my own small boat around the Puget Sound. I also have a dog named Olive who goes with me on all adventures.