Education | Experience | Technical Skills | Software Skills | Organizational Skills | Volunteer Experience | Awards, Honors & Appointments | Speaking Engagements


M.A. History of Art, University College London, 2014 (merit)

B.A. Art History, Cleveland State University, 2013 (cum laude)

Work Experience

Software Engineering Instructor, Tech Elevator – 10/2021-present

  • Facilitated technical education for students using the Tech Elevator curriculum, ensuring lectures were approachable, engaging, and educationally valuable.  Delivered training content in C#/.NET, Java/Spring, SQL Server, Postgres, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Vue.js
  • Provided individual mentoring to students, addressing academic progress, code reviews, tutoring, side project development, and job search coaching.
  • Took ownership of students’ academic progress, recognizing and addressing poor performance or misconduct.
  • Designed & delivered workshops, lectures, and content for community partners to increase engagement with topics such as web design, diversity & inclusion, and leadership.
  • Recognized for a high level of engagement and enthusiasm in delivering technical content.

Development Systems Analyst, Harley-Davidson Dealer Systems – 10/2019-10/2021

  • Contributed to maintenance and modernization of HDDS’s main product, an ERP/Dealership Management solution. Technologies used: C#, Winforms, .NET Framework, .NET Core, React, SQL Server, Crystal Reports
  • Implemented new web applications which allowed business development and dealership administrators to manage users and retrieve vehicle service history reports as part of H-D’s certified pre-owned motorcycle program. Technologies used: C#, .NET Framework, .NET Core, ASP.NET MVC, Razor, IdentityServer4, React, SQL
  • Mentored junior developers by offering guidance and helping them to set challenging short-term career goals.
  • Assisted in recruiting, screening, and hiring mid- and senior-level contractors.
  • Modified existing reports by adding functions and complex sub-reports to several Crystal Reports using the Report Editor.

Integrations Engineer, OnShift, Inc. – 09/2018-10/2019

  • Created scripts and other tools to enable the customer success team to provide more efficient service to customers. Technologies used: C#, Python, React
  • Participated in the architecture and greenfield development of a new integration configuration system for the customer success department.
  • Designed and developed a front-end application for specialists to configure time-clock and HR integrations, consuming microservices from the new configuration system. Technologies used: React, .NET Core, Razor, Docker
  • Participated in the process to recruit, screen, and hire junior developers.

Developer (Integrations), Hyland Software – 02/2016-08/2018

  • Developed new features and fixed defects in the OnBase integration for Guidewire InsuranceSuite.
  • Designed and developed the “thumbnail viewer” solution for the OnBase 18 Guidewire accelerator, adding significant value to the integration. Technologies used: Gosu, JavaScript
  • Mentored junior developers (recent graduates and career-changers); provided coaching and assistance with professional goal-setting for their first year at Hyland.
  • Implemented an internal documentation process for the Insurance Integrations R&D team.
  • Supported team transition from TFS to Git.
  • Acted as Scrum Lead for the Insurance R&D teams.
  • Served as a core organizer of the biannual Hyland Women in Technology conference.
  • Facilitated classes and camps in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Technical Skills

  • C#, .NET Core, .NET Framework, ASP.NET MVC, WinForms, WPF
  • SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL
  • JavaScript, React, Vue.js
  • Java, Gosu (Guidewire)
  • Ruby on Rails
  • WordPress

Software Skills

  • Visual Studio, IntelliJ IDEA
  • SQL Server Management Studio
  • Git, TFS
  • GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, Azure DevOps
  • Postman
  • Atlassian Jira
  • Crystal Reports
  • Windows, MacOS, Linux (Debian, Ubuntu)

Organizational Skills

  • Agile Methodologies; Scrum
  • Teaching & Curriculum Development
  • Leadership
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Customer Service
  • Public Speaking
  • Developer Education


Special Advisor & Outreach Committee Member, CodeMash – 06/2022 – present

  • CodeMash is a unique event that educates developers on current practices, methodologies and technology trends in a variety of platforms and development languages. Held every January at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio, attendees attend a world-class technical conference amid Ohio’s largest indoor waterpark.
  • Program planning and organizational initiatives as part of the Outreach/DEI subcommittee
  • Special advisor to the conference general committee
  • Assisted in organizing, planning, and running a pre-compiler session for aspiring first-time conference speakers as part of CodeMash 2023.

Lake Erie Council Wood Badge Staff, Boy Scouts of America08/2022 – present

  • Wood Badge is an advanced, national leadership course open only to Scouting volunteers and professionals. The purpose of Wood Badge is to develop skilled leaders who can strengthen Scouting units in achieving the mission of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Troop Guide (2023): responsible for leading a group of 8 course participants through the course, presenting material on effective communication, active listening, and interpersonal conflict.
  • Scribe (2024): responsible for publishing course newsletters and providing all printed course materials and other communications regarding course 9-440-24; presenting material on mentoring, coaching, and working in diverse teams.

Cubmaster, Boy Scouts of America – 06/2021-12/2022

  • In charge of planning, preparing, and running the Cub Scout Pack program. Includes administrative duties relating to Scout and leader recruitment, training, group re-charter, and unit finance and fundraising as well as responsibilities for providing an age-appropriate one-hour experience for Scouts and their families once a month and/or organizing unit special events (campouts, banquets, Pinewood Derby, etc.) in lieu of ‘normal’ meetings.

Den Leader, Assistant Cubmaster, & Pack Committee Member, Boy Scouts of America – 09/2017-03/2022

  • Den Leader: this position mostly involves planning, preparing for, and facilitating “den meetings”, where a small group of Cub Scouts work on required activities from their Scout handbooks. Running a den requires patience as well as skills in curriculum development, classroom management, and conflict resolution.
  • Assistant Cubmaster, Pack Committee Member: these positions involve administrative and program-level duties, such as tasks relating to organizational management, recruitment, and providing parents with information and resources.

Educator, Hyland Technical Outreach – 2016-2018

  • Organized, planned, facilitated, and spoke at Hyland’s first, second, and third biannual “Women in Technology” conferences to coach and educate women who were considering career changes in northeast Ohio.
  • Developed curriculums and taught classes and camps for Hyland’s youth outreach programs and the Hyland women’s employee resource group.

Troop Assistant, Girlguiding UK – 2013-2014

  • Like the “den leader” position above, this position involved planning, preparing for, and facilitating troop meetings for Brownie Guides (ages 8-11) to work on required activities from their Brownie handbooks, as well as assisting the troop leader with administrative and program-level duties such as preparing paperwork and organizing camp-outs.

Awards, Honors, & Appointments

Committee Appointment, CodeMash Conference Outreach/Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee, 2022

Board Appointment, Saint Joseph Academy Engineering & Design Advisory Board – 2019-present

“25 Under 35” Honoree, Saint Joseph Academy, 2018 – nominated for outreach work in the northeast Ohio technology community

Speaking Engagements

Why We Don’t Need More Women in Tech

  • CodeMash 2023, Sandusky, OH
  • Kansas City Developer Conference 2024, Kansas City, MO

The Care and Feeding of Bootcamp Graduates

  • CodeMash 2023, Sandusky, OH
  • CLE WITCon 2023, Cleveland, OH
  • Momentum Developer Conference 2023, Cincinnati, OH

The Vue.js Power Hour: Building a Dynamic Frontend in <60 Minutes

  • CodeMash 2024, Sandusky, OH
  • Kansas City Developer Conference 2024, Kansas City, MO

The Recovering Rockstar

  • Heartifacts 2020, virtual/Pittsburgh, PA

Teaching Skills For Technical Experts

  • Stir Trek 2019, Columbus, OH
  • Self.Conf 2019, Detroit, MI
  • Kansas City Developer Conference 2023, Kansas City, MO (v.2; includes remote content)
  • CodeMash 2024, Sandusky, OH (v.2; includes remote content)

Strangelove.js, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love The Framework War

  • Self.Conf 2018, Detroit, MI

Shine Theory 101

  • Heartifacts 2018, Pittsburgh, PA