I am Seattle-based strategist, designer, facilitator, and researcher bringing a future- and community-oriented lens to challenges. I believe there are powerful ideas at the intersection of human-centered design and systems thinking. As an engineer-turned-designer, prototyping and testing are core to my work. I also apply principles I practiced as an engineer of embracing complexity and seeking stability and integrity.
Multi-disciplinary, indoors and out.
I earned my master's degree from the Products of Design MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and have a bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.
Recent Work Experiences
Strategist, Smashing Ideas (April 2020 - Present)
Experience Designer, Dust & Co. (formerly Making Conversation LLC) (August 2019 - April 2020)
Urban Programs Educator, IslandWood (September 2019 - July 2020)
I also guide outdoor programs for REI as part of the Puget Sound Local Experiences team. Previously, I worked as a guide and outfitter for Cornell Outdoor Education, facilitator for the Cornell Team & Leadership Center, and as a staff member at Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies.
My program areas have included: backpacking, hiking, camping, nature walks, birding, kayaking, canoeing, standup paddle-boarding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snow travel, climbing, ziplining, rappelling, high-ropes challenge course, low-ropes challenge course (and portable elements), tree climbing, map and compass navigation, and wilderness survival.
I am a current Wilderness First Responder through NOLS (2021).