Work. For some time now, I've been working closely with engineers, first as a Front-end Engineer and Designer, then as a Tech Lead and now as an Engineering Manager. I've spent the last 5 years at a startup where I joined as employee #3 (they've since raised several rounds and are at 135+ employees).

When coding, my goal is to implement and hand off compliant and pixel-perfect templates for engineers to flesh out with backend functionality. When designing, my tools of choice are Photoshop and Invision. When recruiting, I spend time vetting engineers, conducting initial phone screens and in-house interviews—I then manage many of these new hires. As a tech lead, I focused on delivering features for our consumer facing web application, working closely with product managers and various stakeholders across the company. Now, I focus primarily on managing a team of fullstack engineers.

Fun. I enjoy interior design, and am obsessed with figuring out how to make small spaces beautiful and functional. I have perfected the art of home-made waffles and I'm a big fan of Bea Arthur ice cream cone from Big Gay Ice Cream Shop. But my favorite way to spend time is to relax and cuddle with my clingy cat Toby and my hyperactive dog Butters while binge watching TV shows with Ian. I've tried my hand at gardening but I'm not quite there yet—my ferns have seen better days. I dislike the entire winter and summer seasons, waking up early, and IPAs.

I studied music performance at Carnegie Mellon University, then took up wood working, began a Masters in Design + Technology at Parsons, and now I lead and manage full-stack engineers. I keep busy and I get things done. Check out my resume to learn more about what I do.

Engineering Manager

I consider myself a generalist—shifting focus to whatever the business' needs are. I split my time between managing ten people and collaborating with the VP of Engineering and the CTO on behind-the-scences opperational fun. Having established our code standards for all our SASS, I review pull requests and work on features whenever I have bandwidth. When I'm not an individual contributor, or doing operational work, I dedicate my time to my direct reports, making sure they are happy, engaged, learning, and have what they need to be highly functional contributors.
University of Waterloo
University of Waterloo
Parsons School of Design
Carnegie Mellon University
Centre International D'Etudes Français
March - May 2011
Jan - March 2011
2007 - 2008
2001 - 2005
Summer 2004
Certificate of Completion for Intermediate Java Programming
Certificate of Completion for Introduction to Java Programming
MFA Design + Technology
BFA Music Performance, European Studies
Certificate in Intensive Language Studies in French
Online Course for Professional Development
Online Course for Professional Development
Completed one year of a two year program
 
 
University of Waterloo
March - May 2011
Certificate of Completion for Intermediate Java Programming
Online Course for Professional Development
University of Waterloo
Certificate of Completion for Introduction to Java Programming
Online Course for Professional Development
Parsons School of Design
2007 - 2008
MFA Design + Technology
Completed one year of a two year program
Carnegie Mellon University
2001 - 2005
BFA Music Performance, European Studies
Centre International D'Etudes Français
Summer 2004
Certificate in Intensive Language Studies in French
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Engineering Manager
Freelance Frontend Developer
Front-end Developer
Design Intern
Freelance Web Designer and Developer
Junior Woodworker and Website Manager
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
Self-Employed
Brooklyn, NY
New York, NY
Self-Employed
Brooklyn, NY
July 2012 - Present
09/2011 - 07/2012
(9 months)
09/2008 - 09/2011
(3 years 1 month)
06/2008 - 09/2008
(4 months)
08/2008 - 08/2008
(1 month)
02/2006 - 02/2007
(1 year 1 month)
Currently a manager to full-stack engineers, establishing code standards, performing code reviews, coding, and doing behind-the-scenes operational work. As a hiring manager, I’ve helped to recruit many of the engineers on the team. My strengths are in managing projects and people, and making sure everyone is happy and productive.
Freelancing for old clients in need of front-end adjustments to their existing sites. Also worked on some logo and branding designs.
As a member of the development team, I worked closely with the designers, backend programmers, and software engineers in producing custom e-commerse sites and content management software.
In addition to being a photo shoot and set design assistant, I worked on image post-production editing, logo design, graphic design, web design and web development using Photoshop, HTML, CSS and Flash.
Designed and developed a housing site using HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and MySql. Created design templates and programmed both client and server sides.
Responsible for managing content and editing product images through Photoshop for the company website. Office tasks included proofreading and editing written content for web and printed brochure. Assisted in the production of custom wood furniture making.
Engineering Manager
New York, NY
July 2012 - Present
Currently a manager to full-stack engineers, establishing code standards, performing code reviews, coding, and doing behind-the-scenes operational work. As a hiring manager, I’ve helped to recruit many of the engineers on the team. My strengths are in managing projects and people, and making sure everyone is happy and productive.
Freelance Front-end Developer
San Francisco, CA
September 2011 - July 2012
(9 months)
Freelancing for old clients in need of front-end adjustments to their existing sites.
Front-end Developer
New York, NY
September 2008 - September 2011
(3 years 1 month)
As a member of the engineering team, I worked closely with the designers, backend programmers, and software engineers in producing custom sites and content management software.
Design Intern
Brooklyn, NY
June 2008 - September 2008
(4 months)
In addition to being a photo shoot and set design assistant, I worked on image post-production editing, logo design, graphic design, web design and web development using Photoshop, HTML, CSS and Flash.
Freelance Web Designer and Developer
New York, NY
August 2008 - August 2008
(1 month)
Designed and developed a housing site using HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and MySql. Created design templates and programmed both client and server sides.
Junior Woodworker and Website Manager
Brooklyn, NY
February 2006 - February 2007
(1 year 1 month)
Responsible for managing content and editing product images through Photoshop for the company website. Office tasks included proofreading and editing written content for web and printed brochure. Assisted in the production of custom wood furniture making.
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