My work never gets boring.
I strive to do work that goes above and beyond expectations, is meaningful and makes a positive difference.
By day I am a full-time User Experience Engineer (UXE) at a college. However, outside of that work is a plate full of many ventures and projects. I'm a multi-passionate creative who loves exploring new projects and isn't afraid of the hard work needed to make things happen.
It's challenging to create an effective website if you are only focusing on visual design and writing clever headings. Often the text content is treated as an afterthought shoved in the web pages later. The truth is that an effective website requires great attention to its visual elements, copywriting, and clear messaging. I create one-of-a-kind websites that use story to engage results.
Pursuing your creative ideas and ventures is one of the most challenging things you can do in life, and many give up too easily or they stay continuously static. We often treat our work separate from our personal self, but I find that your best work and capability of learning new skills greatly depends on your commitment to self-improvement. Through sharing knowledge and encouragement, I help aspiring creatives expand their foundational skill sets while nurturing their internal well-being and confidence.
Even if you give your very best, life has its difficult moments, and negative habits can keep you stuck. Mindtation has identified five touchstones that when worked together will get you to your aspirations faster, with greater success, and have internal joy. I'm a member of this startup venture that helps people live awake with full hearts and clear minds.
I am a co-host of this podcast run by the team at Mindtation. We have weekly chats and guest interviews about five foundational and key touchstones to incorporate into our every day: breath, meditation, mindfulness, intuition, and sound. Implementing these touchstones together in group can build neural pathways to having a full heart and clear mind, awakening you to a healthier, joyful and more successful life.
Though on a hiatus at the current time, I founded this startup to create a web app that helps people living with or at risk of HIV find resources and support. This project got too large for one person to handle, and my other work took precedent for a while to pay the bills. This project means a lot to me, and I do have plans to reengage this venture in the near future.
I started volunteering for this organization in 2006, and it's been such a joy to be part of during the ins and outs of my availability to participate. LSOY is a coalition of local parents, teens, educators, health care workers, law enforcement, the faith community and substance abuse professionals. We’re all here for different reasons but with a shared mission to educate and empower the community regarding the health and safety of our young people with a focus on alcohol and other drugs.
I have given talks and workshops at various events, groups, and student classes around design, development, and the creative industry. It's a joy to present and teach on a variety of topics, and I love the opportunities to inspire and encourage others in this way.