Anyone who knows me well enough knows I am a Grandma at heart, as well as a cat lady and plant lady. 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. As a newer indoor plant parent, I continue to learn which plants I can care for and those that thrive under my care and those that don’t. I enjoy pretty much anything outdoors; gardening, mountain biking, road biking, hiking, kayaking, camping, snow skiing, snow shoeing, water skiing, target and trap shooting, etc.

I believe I found my calling with user experience and interaction design. I grew up knowing I wanted to do something that involved computers, as I fell in love with the first one I had in 4th grade. It wasn’t until fall quarter of freshman year in college when I took intro to psychology, that I realized I needed to find a career that combined human thinking and experience with design and technology. I’m fascinated with how the tiniest detail can make or break a users experience. I use my high attention to detail to think through every 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.