Essential "spark" that ignites Agile teams and organizations to greatness

Work History

Work History
2013 - Present

Independent Agile Coach and Trainer 

  • Assist PO & Delivery team to self-organize while maximizing sprint value
  • Train the agile processes throughout all levels of the product team
  • Coach and mentor step by step in the Agile Transformation process 
  • Independent coach and  trainer for Public and Private Agile courses
  • Assist PO & Delivery teams to self-organize while maximizing sprint value
  • Train the agile processes throughout all levels of the product team
  • Coach and mentor step by step process in the transformation  
  • Portfolio and Program level Coaching 
  • Group  coaching for Executives and Teams
  •  Non certified Agile Training and Workshops
  • Organizer of Alpharetta-Agile User Group Meetup with over 200 members-responsible for organizing corporate sponsors, meeting speakers and overall excellence of the meetup group.

Clients include the following: The Coca-Cola Company [served 4 teams];  Cox Automotive [served 2 teams]; Cbyeond/Birch [served 3 teams], ContinousHealth, Cprime, Lithespeed, and CVent  

Oct 2012 - May 2013

Agile Project Manager

State of GA, Department of Transportation Atlanta, GA
  • Project Manager Introduced Agile concepts to waterfall project teams
  • Pursued and received CSM Certification 
2010 - 2011

Business Systems Analyst (IT)

Comcast Cable, Herndon, VA 
  • Business Systems Analyst Designed and iteratively prototyped designs
  • Analysis included Conceptwave Velocity 5.1 API-an web services
  • Created agile related artifacts diagrams, workflows, use cases, sequence diagrams and process flows
  • Merged document baselines and uploaded into Share-Point repository
  • Created technical design with SOAP UI/Comcast Enterprise WSDL
2008 - 2009

Senior Project Manager & Business Systems Analyst (IT)

Sprint Nextel, Reston, VA
  •  Used SQL(TOAD) to research customer data on distributed Oracle 10g billing databases
  • Continuous learning of J2EE Data Warehouse & Oracle backend payment application
  • Converted 1 million wireless customers from Converges to Amdocs Ensemble Billing system by performing thorough Impact assessments
  • Worked on Order Management System (SAGE) and tested for POS systems
2006 - 2007

Senior Project Manager (IT)

Sprint Nextel, Reston, VA
  •  Worked with product owner to satisfied multimillion dollar customer during a RFP
  • Saved company money by streamlining outsourced operations from IBM to GXS
2004 - 2006

Project Manager (IT)

Sprint Nextel, Reston, VA 
  • Project Manager Member of cross-functional IT PMO group that is responsible for compliance, budget and schedule Sponsored weekly internal project status meetings
  • mitigated risks and resolution of issues BSS projects using website and performance tools
2002 - 2004

Business Systems Analyst-Project Manager (IT)

Sprint Nextel, Reston, VA
  • Business Systems Analyst-Project Manager Automated work request for the Sales Operations team Sponsored weekly Change Control Board CCB),
  • Managed agenda items and issue tracking Performed analysis for OM PeopleSoft application, using enterprise product catalogue
2001 - 2002

Systems Analyst and Project Manager

MCI Worldcom
Coordinated issue resolution of cross functional PVCS Trouble Ticket work orders
2000 - 2001

Configuration Management

MCI Worldcom
Maintained EDI baselines on HP-UX and migrated software changes administering versioning tool
1997 - 2000

Help Desk Analyst

Various in the Washington DC/Northern Virginia Area
Onsite Help desk support for users


2014 - Present

Certified Product Owner (CSPO)

Scrum alliance
Certified Scrum Product Owner® professionals have been taught the Scrum terminology, practices, and principles that enable them to fulfill the role of Product Owner on a Scrum team. CSPOs are typically the individuals who are closest to the "business side" of the project. They are charged by the organization to "get the product out" and are expected to do the best possible job of satisfying all the stakeholders. CSPOs maintain the product backlog and ensure that everyone knows the priorities 
2013 - Present

Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP)

Scrum Alliance 
Certified Scrum Professionals have demonstrated experience, documented training, and proven knowledge in the art of Scrum. CSPs challenge their Scrum teams to improve the way Scrum and other Agile methods are implemented for every project.
2012 - Present

Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Scrum Alliance
A Certified ScrumMaster® helps project teams properly use Scrum, increasing the likelihood of the project's overall success. CSMs understand Scrum values, practices, and applications and provide a level of knowledge and expertise above and beyond that of typical project managers. CSMs act as "servant leaders," helping the rest of the Scrum team work together and learn the Scrum framework. CSMs also protect the team from both internal and external distractions.




Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), HP-UX, Linux, Sun Solaris, Mobile Development (IOS and Android), and Windows  

Programming Languages

JAVA, J2EE, C/C++/C#, PL/SQL, PERL, EDI, QNX, Python, .NET

Agile Tool Sets

VersionOne, JIRA Greenhopper, Trello, Pivotaltracker, Planning Poker, Github, Cucumber, Selenium, LeSS, SaFE, TDD, ATDD, Kanban, Delegation Poker, Lean principles and practice, and Microsoft TFS


Microsoft Office Suites, SOAP UI 3.5, XML WSDL, XML reader, PL/SQL/Toad, Microstrategy, Crystal Reports, Business Objects, UML,, Data Warehouse, ServiceNow, Googlehangout, Googledocs, Oracle


Sales and Marketing, Order Support Services and POS systems, Business Support Systems, IT Billing and Services, Telecom, Automotive and Transportation, Healthcare, Retail and Beverage



Master's of Science in Information Systems

Strayer University, Washington DC 
The master's in IS helps to grow a strong manager and decision maker in the technology domain.  Help develop key skill sets, such as risk identification, management and mitigation; disaster recovery planning; auditing; and computer incident response team creation

Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science

University of Southern Mississippi 
The political science major prepares students for careers in national, state and local governments, law, teaching, international service and related fields.