I am a playful dork, a very strong leader, and extremely passionate about everything I set my mind to. My favorite problems in the world are unsolvable. They give me the opportunity to study them, break them down into smaller and smaller fragments until we have feasible tasks that allow us to baby-step our way to accomplishing the impossible.
The tools I employ are simple. Lots of sticky notes for contextual inquiry style research or journey mapping, a cell phone for building relationships, R for analyzing enormous data sets, and Tableau for communicating what I find. Still, tools are just an extension of one’s mind and it is my desire to understand and improve this world we live in that is my greatest asset. Not only can I help my teammates and clients articulate their vision and collaborate with development team to execute them, but I can also delight them during the process.
Let's build something together!
ETS 2019 - Present
Currently developing products which will diversify the ETS product portfolio.
Area9 Lyecum 2018 - 2019
Manage a global team of 23 learning engineers that develop adaptive learning courses used in healthcare, corporate training, and higher education.
Train and support external partners in the development of adaptive learning courses on the Area9 Rhapsode™.
Fostering a team culture of data-driven decision making, lean project management, and a customer centric development.
McGraw-Hill Education 2016 - 2018
Responsible for the McGraw-Hill Higher Education’s platform roadmap comprised of 556 courses, across 79 disciplines.
Lead a development team on the creation of a new platform that blends traditional homework platforms and adaptive learning platforms.
Analyzed usage data, market data and conducts customer research to create a unified strategy regarding MHE’s development priorities. Personally, developed Tableau dashboards used company-wide which show usage and financial information including an expected value dashboard which predicts where we will end our year.
Collaborated with multiple data science teams to analyze student performance and motivation trends.
McGraw-Hill Education 2013 - 2016
Severed as Product Manager through a redesign of the ALEKS student learning experience.
Lead the MHE business in the creation of SmartBuilder a development environment which allows product teams to build adaptive learning products on the Area9 platform.
Designed and executed the migration of 40K algorithms from a legacy environment into MHE’s flagship platform leveraging usage data to optimize engineering efforts against potential revenue
Applied knowledge of Boolean Algebras, stochastic processes, and learning science to redefine how MHE discusses the algorithms that drive our adaptive portfolio which scientifically contributed to our 20% YOY growth in revenue.
Uncommon 2012 - 2013
Managed the development and release of getuncommon.com with its new HTML5 configurator.
Architected a new fulfillment process based on a NetSuite backend.
Updated our inventory tracking process to ensure accurate measurement of inventory.
Pearson Education 2016 - 2018
During my tenure as Senior Digital Producer, I managed the creation of the online ancillaries for Pearson's math programs across 29 different K-12 math titles. These learning tools ranged from interactive books on the iPad, an interactive whiteboard games product and thousands of visual learning animations targeted at elementary students.
Pearson Education 2013 - 2016
As a Marketing Specialist, I focused on communication by facilitating the creation of promotional pieces such as samplers, flyers, brochures, websites and videos. By partnering with the authors and content devlopers, I trained curriculum specialists on our technology products and supported schools across the nation.
McDougal Littell 2007 - 2008
As a Producer in DLG, I was responsible for the McDougal Littell Assessment System which is used to keep track of how students are progressing academically across the nation. My role was to work with editorial to develop, maintain and post content to the learning platform. In addition to MLAS, I was a member of the Resources2Go team which pioneered the delivery of educational materials on a flashdrive. I still remember the day Bill Gates requested one!
McDougal Littell 2006 - 2007
While a Marketing Associate I worked with the Product Manager to create a prioritized schedule of when marketing material will be needed. The team depended on me to maintain accurate product information such as, product titles, prices, and other specs in multiple databases. During my time on the team, I conducted various product training sessions on McDougal Littell Math, Destination Math, and competition along with 39 self-running demos of McDougal Littell's and competitors’ technology used to educate the sales force.
Cengage 2004 - 2006
The Faculty Services Repersentative's job is to support professors across the nation. I specialized in mathematicts where I was able to train professors on our textbooks, explain the uses of different titles and answer any questions the instructors might have.
As a dual major in Mathematics and Philosophy, I blazed a new trail at NMU. Classical and non-classical logics are a primary interest of mine and studied by Mathematicians and Philosophers alike. They serve as a foundation to computer science, cryptography, and predictive analytics.