I’m never sure how to describe my profession, so here goes: I use design, writing, and code to create digital experiences.
I’m currently the Senior Product Designer at Spoke, the AI-powered ticketing and knowledge management tool for IT, People Ops, and more.
I was previously helping to design and build Dwell, an audio Bible app that will make the experience of listening to Scripture more accessible and more beautiful. It was the fourth most highly-backed app in Kickstarter history! I also worked with the same team on Lightstock, a stock photography site for churches.
I build the Hudson Valley Talentbase, the online creative community for the Hudson Valley.
I was the first Lead Product Designer at Agrilyst, an AgTech startup that helps indoor farmers manage their facilities and understand their data better. If you’ve heard of it, it’s probably from the coverage after it won TechCrunch Disrupt in 2015.
I helped build the first iteration of Playbook, a place for designers to ask questions and get quality answers from industry luminaries.
I was the managing editor of The Industry, a now-defunct digital publication that helped pioneer design-oriented coverage of the startup scene. The Industry is currently on hiatus.
I live in the Hudson Valley, the beautiful 100-mile corridor just north of New York City. In addition to the incredible landscape and one of the most renowned food scenes on the planet, we’ve got a burgeoning tech scene.
I’m a Christian. That doesn’t mean I think I’m perfect; it means I believe Jesus died so I wouldn’t have to be. This is a loaded subject, but please feel free to ask me if you have any questions (even and including “Why in the world would you be a Christian!?”). I won’t preach at you. Yes, I believe in science. No, I don’t hate anybody.
I think a person’s hobbies say more about them than their career. So, it might be helpful for you to know that I enjoy: reading (a lot), watching Below Deck, going to museums, telling myself I’m finally going to write that screenplay, and doing stand-up comedy (just once, but I keep telling myself I’ll do it again).