What Gets Me Going?
We spend our lives working and are told that we cannot or should not expect our professions to satisfy our passions. Why are we told this lie? Anyone who is not connected to the work they do will always deliver sub-par results. Connect your teams to their work so they are inspired by what they do. Let each individual contributor innovate around a common goal so they have true investment in the outcome.We have created a culture that punishes innovators for coloring outside of the lines when we should be seizing the rare birds who are unafraid to speak their minds and placing them in jobs that allow their ideas to carve new ways of working and being. Ideas are not scarce and humans are built to collaborate. Our systems still reflect many of the modalities of the previous century but this is not a requirement. I help shine a light on the parts of systems where there is opportunity for innovation and guide teams and their leaders through the muddy waters of emotional barriers to the inspirational world of creative teaming.
Resume / CV
● 10 years of experience with cloud SAAS application builds
● 17 years of experience with design, web, and tech branding tools
● Responsive/mobile web design & development
● Data visualization with D3.js
● DevOps process design and setup
● User Experience focused application development
● Social media, video, web, and design for brand management
● Strong verbal and written communication skills
● WIT leadership and mentorship
● Developer advocacy and technology evangelist
● Lifelong learner and out of the box thinker
Senior Manager, Technical Ecosystem Enablement, Platform
December 2021 - Present
Develop a strategy and mechanism for session metrics, surveys, and content creation
Build prototypes for new technologies
Create content to demonstrate new tech and created prototypes
Create documentation and written content articulating the value of new and existing technologies
Understand and learn new capabilities and technology stacks to teach in virtual and in person session
Lead Salesforce Developer
October 2019 - December 2021
Rebuilt Customer Community Portal with Lightning Web Components to replace existing template with company branding and responsive UX.
Built Salesforce functionality for internal and external use cases with security first approach.
Drove adoption and user experience best practices across development team
Educated and mentored junior developers
Custom UI and bi-directional integration with Zoom to Salesforce for webinar campaign management and registration (authenticated portal/Experience Cloud)
Custom API development for external and internal applications.
Setup version control with GitHub and implemented developer processes for using repositories.
Lead Software Engineer (ISV)
January 2018 - October 2019
Led the Core Product Engineering team
Refactoring and net-new development of SFDC applications catering to the legal vertical. Architecture and prototyping of new work
Created DevOps process using SFDX, Scratch orgs, and CircleCI for automated build and test workflow
In charge of ensuring code standards and best practices, mentoring team members, and creating and signing off on design and architectural decisions.
Responsible for process improvements such as continuous integration setup, document repository management using Confluence and GIT workflow.
Senior Application Developer
January 2016 - January 2018
Transitioned our approach from desktop focused design to lightweight mobile driven design and UX principles.
Principal architect for the global implementation of Salesforce at IDEXX including online ordering, lab test result visualization tools and SAP integrated customer pricing tools.
January 2013 - November 2015
Specializing in Salesforce application development, responsive and interactive web application implementations of data visualizations and network diagrams built on the Salesforce platform.
Developed a custom CMS solution for templating online credit applications using a graphical interface built with APEX, Visualforce and custom Salesforce objects. This solution allowed marketing to create custom branded web based credit applications within the Salesforce system. The effort to release-to-market was reduced from 2 weeks to just a couple of hours. All of the data from the applications is stored within Salesforce using custom objects and workflows/triggers.
January 2010 - January 2014 South Portland, Maine
Custom WordPress templates and hosting
Graphics and logo design
Content creation and curation for creatives
Social media management
Awards, Certifications & Memberships
Salesforce Application Developer II
Salesforce Application Developer I
Salesforce Platform Developer
University Of Maine Maine New Women's Leadership Award
Charitable Mechanics Association Technical Scholar Award
Association for Computing Machinery SMCC student Chapter Chair 2011-2013
Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society Member
Trailblazer Community Guide
2022 - present
Brand awareness and outreach for the Trailhead platform and Salesforce learning
Generation Australia Mentor
2022 - present
Mentoring career change cohorts after completion of the Generation Australia Salesforce program
Middle School Capstone Mentor
Mentor middle school students who are interested in pursuing a career in technology.
Programming with Scratch
East End Community School, Portland Maine 2013-2016
Southern Maine Community College AS Computer Science
South Portland, Maine, United States
Graphic Design and Studio Art
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States