I am personally and professionally driven by helping teams collaborate more effectively to solve big problems.
I currently work in my dream job training, promoting, and growing a community of design experts interested in better understanding product design, user experience research, rapid prototyping, and visual languages such as material design. I primarily work with mobile application startups, developers, and product designers, so for friends who don't understand what I do, I usually tell them I'm an "Apptologist", although my official title is Global Program Manager for the Google Developers Experts Program.
Originally hailing from the Pacific Northwest, I came to California after a short stint in Tokyo and Denver. I am an avid traveler, a polyglot, a former flamenco dancer, an explorer, and a kid at heart. I love reading non-fiction with a particular affiliation toward books about business, design, and psychology.