I’m an experienced, optimistic interaction designer, living and working in beautiful Pittsburgh, PA -- a city whose transformation inspires me every day.  

My professional goal is to work with people who have grit, intensity, and a shared mission to deliver software that fits our users like a glove.  I’m currently a senior user-experience designer at UPMC Enterprises, working with smart multi-disciplinary teams to develop commercially-tested, next-generation software tools for medical professionals. Before that, I led a large team of information designers at General Dynamics | Viz for nearly a decade, where we delivered mapping and visualization software to thousands of users all over the world via the Command Post of the Future program and other initiatives for DARPA and the US Army. When I'm not thinking about software, I'm reading, dabbling in pro-bono marketing and logo studies, and wandering the trails in my favorite city park