My best work is a product of collaboration, where I encourage everyone to bring a different perspective and I get to learn from my peers. I’m honest, approachable, and strive to inspire my team to perform their best while having fun. I'm just as comfortable leading brainstorms with the team as standing in front of executives to present complex concepts, clearly and persuasively.
Solving big challenges gives us the opportunity to affect people in profound and meaningful ways and it gives me an opportunity to work outside of my comfort zone, to push myself to get better. I enjoy breaking down complex problems, looking at them from a different angle. Some would say I’m surprisingly calm in any situation; I just find myself comfortable with ambiguity and know that it’s just another problem to solve.
I look at my own experiences and everyday problems, and know that there has to be a better way of doing things. Examples are all around us, from the humbling and impactful to the less obvious and small. I have a great curiosity for how things work and how they make people think, act, and feel. Whether it positively affects one person or a billion people, I’d call that success.
Seemingly simple solutions come from hard work and an unwavering commitment to quality. It takes a lot to turn a flash of an idea into a subtle and thoughtful reality — by tinkering, perfecting and improving. I try to bring a high level of thought and skill to everything I do and will work hard until we create technology that is smart, as well as beautiful.
I enjoy the company of friends, exploring new flavors in the kitchen, and losing myself in the story of a movie. With a flair for adventure and a cross-cultural upbringing, it is no surprise that you may find me jumping out of an airplane or crossing the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.
2014 Coached little league baseball
2012 1,000 miles and two mini-vans all over CA
2010 Two kids are better than one
2009 Went to Sweden to get a car
2007 Changed my first diaper
2005 Surprised my wife with a private cruise in Aruba
2003 First jump from a plane
2001 Crossed the Atlas mountains
2000 Moved to the USA
1998 Moved to Spain
1994 My first website
Moved to the USA
1992 Moved to Spain
1991 Learned to scuba dive
1990 Moved to the USA
1989 Discovered the Internet
Experience Director 2010
Associate Experience Director 2006
Sr. Information Architect Oct 2004
Sr. Usability Architect 2004
Sr. Information Architect 2000
Project Manager Sep 1999
Web Designer 1998
Production Artist 1997
Open Systems Group
Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications 1997
Drake University Transfer in 1995
St. Louis University Transfer in 1994
Eleventh and Twelfth grades.
Prior schooling at San Estanislao de Kostka in Madrid, Spain.
1986 Learned to program BASIC