I love learning and adapting my skills
Currently, I lead the web efforts for the College of Agriculture and Purdue Extension at Purdue University, including content strategy, search engine optimization, web accessibility, and user experience. I have experience with numerous redesigns for the College and Extension using SharePoint as our Content Management System.
Not only am I good at focusing at the task at hand, I also lead my team into the future. At Purdue, I conceived, promoted, and helped develop a content repository system that streamlines production of articles across more than 100 different sites. This solves problems we have with consistency, migration, user experience, sustainability, and flexibility throughout the College of Agriculture and Extension. In addition, I introduced SCRUM Agile methodology to my team and it has been met with raving reviews. I was awarded Purdue University’s Bravo award for the direction and implementation in this new methodology.
Of much more worth than what I know, is my willingness and ability to adapt and learn new tools and skills. On my own, I have studied User Experience and Usability and have been able to implement this into our product lifecycle at Purdue. I’ve been trained by the world-leading company in UX – Nielsen Norman Group – and have received a certification from them in the field of User Experience. Finally, I
I’m a Project Management Professional (PMP)
While I am currently the Web Communications Team Lead, I am interested in transitioning to be a project manager. I received my PMP in January 2018.
I love officiating football and baseball
I am a football and baseball official for the Indiana High School Athletic Association and have been a member of the Western Indiana Football Officials Association and Indiana Football Officials Association. I love interacting with the students, coaches, and fans at the games and constantly strive to become a better official with every game.
I’m active in the design community
I’m heavily involved in design and development communities including moderating reddit’s web design community, web developer community, design community, and user experience community consisting of over 400,000 subscribers.