Writing was my first love, from the time I was around 8. In my senior year of high school, I managed to write a 460-page novel draft. I went on to study English at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
During my time on California's central coast I fell for a new storytelling medium: photography. As I neared graduation, I started a wedding, engagement, and portrait photography business that united my love for stories and nature. Through it I learned how to design a website, run a business, bookkeep, provide great customer service, the list goes on. My work even got featured on a few prominent wedding blogs.
Those were good times, filled with growth and learning, but running a solo business didn't exactly scratch my collaborative itch.
Since then, I've spent years honing and merging my passions and talents to become a multi-disciplinary product designer and systems thinker who works at the intersection of design, strategy, marketing, and business. Every day I use my writing skills to craft communicative interfaces, my visual skills to help people understand which paths they can take, and my observation and directorial skills to influence and define roadmaps, improve processes, and lead change.