Anyone who knows me well enough knows I am a Grandma at heart, cat lady and more recently added plant lady. I would rather stay in with my husband and kitties and watch Netflix than go out. I wake up before the sun rises on most days, and head to bed before most primetime shows air. I love my two kitties (Dexter and Leona). Hoping to get a doggy or two when we finally settle down in a house with a good yard for more than 2 years. I enjoy pretty much anything outdoors; gardening, dirt biking, mountain biking, road biking, hiking, kayaking, camping, snow skiing, snow shoeing, water skiing, target and trap shooting, golfing, etc.

I think I found my calling with user experience and interaction design. I knew growing up I wanted to do something that involved computers, as I fell in love with the first one I got in 4th grade. It wasn’t until fall quarter of freshman year in college when I took intro to psychology, that I really wanted to combine human thinking and experience with design and technology. I’m fascinated with how the tiniest detail can make or break a users experience. I love using my high attention to detail to think through every tiny interaction, while still being able to envision the big picture.

My professional goals are to be able to apply my skills and work in the conservation/wildlife/natural resources, non-profit, government, social enterprise and/or healthcare industries.