Technical and creative leader with 20+ years of experience in Product Design, UX Research, and Motion Design.

I’ve built teams from the ground up across various industries, including Entertainment, Consumer Electronics, Retail, and Fintech-Health.

Currently

As User Experience Design (UXD) Manger at Optum Financial Services, I lead with an entrepreneurial mindset, collaborating across multiple service groups within Optum Financial, Optum Health, and United Health Care.

Focused on human-centered design principles, addressing customer journeys and experiences of what makes a successful product within healthcare.

As a mentor at DesignLabs, I find growth opportunities for myself and the mentees as we learn together.

Education & Certificates

Cornell University

Psychology of Leadership certification in effectively influencing and leading other people

Kent State University

MS in User Experience Design (UXD), Information Architecture and Knowledge Management

Neilson Norman Group

Master certification in User Research, Interaction Design, Visual Design

CIW Web Professionals

Project Management and Web Development Best Practices

Missouri State University

BFA Design in Digital and Visual communication. Undergraduate Program