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Most people call me


I create experiences.

Growing up in a small town in Alaska, getting online was my connection to the wider world. This is how I first got interested in UX. The journey to my current spot was not always a straight one. Graphic design in San Francisco, Fashion industry in NYC. I took a detour into the hospitality business of Boulder, CO, working both front of the house and cooking in the back as well.


These journeys may seem disparate, but they are all very connected. My experiences in hospitality fuses with my years in UX to create a dynamic mixture that helps me empathize with users and teammates in unique and creative ways. 


I still love to cook and setting a table. Hosting a dinner party and building a corporate website have so much in common. You must nail the main course, but the whole experience is what leaves people remembering how good the meal was.




Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co // UX Visual Design Architect

2015 - Present

  • Spearheaded an end-to-end design platform that prioritized reusability, consistency, and a process for rapid design and development

  • Worked with UX Development Architect to create a home-grown CMS which included: Designing user friendly UI to meet needs of content creators, ensured the system met complex business/compliance needs, developed flexible faceted content system, created rules for personalization engine utilizing user data points

  • Designed multiple marketing web pages and applications from concept to production using incremental design based on personas, customer journeys, usability tests, user/stakeholder interviews, analytics, and A/B testing, and bolstering email tactics, marketing journeys, and remarketing strategies

  • Created a scalable team building framework to stimulate creativity and foster empathy between UX disciplines while innovating on our core digital properties

  • Solution Lead in a SAFe Agile environment for multiple teams concurrently to maintain a consistent design strategy across product segment.

  • Encourage talent and growth through mentoring and coaching to build a strong cross trained design organization


2010 - 2015

  • Designed, coded, and maintained business marketing website

  • Developed creative “out-of-the-box” experiences for clients and brands

  • Event planning and coordination, including building and managing small teams of service, maintenance and “cast” members

  • Created print assets and collateral


Academy of Art College San Francisco

Graphic Design, San Francisco, California

UX and UI Design, Conception and Ideation, Workflows, Lo-fi to Hi-fi Wireframing, Prototyping, Strategy and Design Ops, Agile, Universal/ADA Design, SEO, Compliance, Information Architecture, Google Design Sprints, Team building and Mentoring


Sketch, Axure, Abstract, XD + Adobe Creative Suite, InVision, Figma


CSS, HTML, JSON, Git, Vue.js, Postman, SwiftUI


C.O.A.C.H. Certified, Creative thinking, Problem solving, Communication, Self-starter, Motivated, Strong interpersonal relationships


Cooking, Baking, Piano, Video games, Traveling

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