Delivery Practice Lead
An experienced consultant with over 20 years of building digital products, I collaborate with clients and teams to make the world better, one software project at a time. I’m energized by solving complex problems, creating clarity from chaos, and helping each team member and each client leverage their strengths to contribute to the work and succeed at their goals.
Software consulting satisfies my drive to understand how the world works and observe patterns in human behavior. I’ve had the opportunity to work with and learn from customers in a wide range of industries including education & training, nonprofit, manufacturing & industrial, foodservice health & fitness, government, and more, ranging in size from very small to Fortune 500.
As Delivery Practice Lead, I amplify and support the work of makers at Atomic Object through mentoring, coaching and facilitating, implementing tooling and practices, identifying and structuring project opportunities, and thought leadership. I also triage inbound project opportunities, and occasionally provide support to our sales and pre-project consulting team.
Previously, I led and managed Atomic’s Grand Rapids team as a managing partner. I established Atomic’s delivery practice in 2015. My background is in user experience design, and I was one of Atomic Object’s first design practitioners when I joined the company in 2011. Defining the patterns for how designers and developers participate together in the product design process and helping our company embrace human-centered design remain important achievements in my career.
Outside of work I’m an avid equestrian, and I love gardening, cooking, and traveling to places domestic and exotic with my husband. I graduated with honors in 2008 from Grand Valley State University, where I studied Classical Languages. I still read Latin for fun sometimes.
Grand Rapids Business Journal, 40 Under 40 | 2019
Atomic Leadership Fundamentals Participant | January–December 2018
Digital PM Summit Attendee | October 2017
O’Reilly Solidcon 2014 Attendee | May 2014
IDEO Chicago Developer-in-residence | February-June 2014
GVSU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award | October 2012
Cooper UX Bootcamp Attendee | April 2012
Nielsen Norman Group Usability Week San Francisco Attendee | September 2011