Career Profile

I grew up as the eldest of six home-schooled children, living in the middle of the Rocky Mountains in a small log cabin that I helped my parents build. At age 17 I left to study music performance in New York City. Ten years later, I have moved to Silicon Valley and am having the time of my life as I explore the many connections between music and tech. I am self-directed and detail-oriented, passionate about music, technology, education, and the arts. I take pride in being recognized for integrity and a commitment to excellence in my work.

Experiences

Developer Advocate

2016 — Present
Branch, Palo Alto

I maintain our developer documentation and online community, and interface directly with the community by answering questions and helping developers make best use of our mobile deep linking platform.

Product Manager

2015 — 2016
Flyreel

I adopted and supported an agile development and testing process, tailored to the needs of a small, focused development team building a social video app. I was responsible for compiling product specifications and documentation, helped with programming and marketing tasks where possible, and provided feedback to co-founders on strategic decisions.

Graduate Teaching Assistant

2013 — 2015
The University of Kansas

I taught private lessons and keyboard proficiency classes to undergraduates, and was responsible for curriculum design and pacing. My students consistently received highest average scores in department on standardized tests. While in this position, I proactively implemented research-supported pedagogical practices to improve student achievement.