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Summary

I am a data professional with roots in chemical engineering and branches into technology product management. I use data analysis and visualization to support products and programs in understanding progress and identifying measures of success.  I am passionate about using my skills to help my coworkers with their work and teaching others what I can about reporting and data visualization.

Professional Experiences

Data Analysis
Provided regular analyses and data interpretation to product managers, customers, and other stakeholders. Worked with customers to identify solutions and regularly made recommendations based upon the results.

Reporting
Routinely called upon to generate recurring and ad-hoc reports,  briefing material for senior management,  and key metric progress updates. Reporting scope ranged from topics such as fiscal year planning to detailed project status updates. 

Communication
Actively and regularly engaged with customers and senior management to identify needs, communicate project and product status, and elicit requirements.

Software Development
Actively led and took part in a software development effort providing improvements to productivity, analysis of large complex data sets, and results reporting.  

Management
Managed a group of over 15 individuals, and provided direction to the group and implemented a major software and work process overhaul. This implementation brought improved quality and efficiency to the group through focus on the products delivered and identifying our clients needs.

Leadership
Have led teams of peers, as well as projects, taking on the responsibilities of assigning tasks, tracking completion of work, and communicating resource needs with other teams.

Project and Contract Manager
Took over leadership, and led to completion, a multi-year software product development contract. Continued to lead the software development after the software was implemented.

Work experience

Mar 2018Present

Data Specialist

Software Technology Group

Work with people to visualize their information and guide them to insight.
 Provide development, analysis, and reporting of metrics
 Communicate data-informed insights and recommendations
• Design and build visualizations of data
 Train in data visualization best practices and principles

Jun 2016Feb 2018

Program Analyst

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Work with product and program managers to track and report on product status and project progress.
• Develop and maintain data driven reports
• Develop product metrics and track progress
• Maintain product requirements
• Monitor and analyze financial records
• Support a foundation of data informed decision making

Jul 2015Jun 2016

Manager

Washington River Protection Solutions

Managing development of flowsheets, revision and operation of dynamic process models and preparation of engineering studies needed to improve customer plans and technical basis.
• Develop staff members
• Develop vision and insight for future work scope for the group
• Manage preparation of calculations, verification, and analysis of data from databases
• Manage dynamic process models
• Review and approve reports

May 2009Jun 2015

Process Engineer

Washington River Protection Solutions

Work with process simulation tools to provide forecasts of future operations and aid in identifying opportunities for improvement and efficiency.
• Develop and Maintain simulation software
• Provide insight through data analysis
• Deliver reports and briefings to all levels of management
• Engage the customer and elicit requirements

Education

20152015

Master of Science - Business Intelligence

Full Sail University

Winter Park, FL

20042008

Bachelor of Science – Chemical Engineering

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Socorro, NM