I'm a native Californian, born and raised. I grew up in Visalia, California, attended California State University, Fresno (Fresno State to the locals) where I studied business and marketing. I moved to San Francisco in 1996 to be a part of the dotcom era. I worked in Wells Fargo's online banking group just after they launched the first online banking website. Then I moved to the strategic development group. About a year later, one of WFBs strategic initiatives spun off into it's own company, InnoVentry. I was responsible for the customer experience of all the company's self-service financial services kiosks. After three years, I left InnoVentry and took a year off (with stays in Alaska and San Diego) before moving to Pittsburgh, PA to attend Carnegie Mellon University's master's degree program in Interaction Design. Two years of study in design thinking and design strategy led me to a design research and strategist position at Catapult Thinking in Boston. After a little over a year, I moved to Forrester Research to become a senior analyst covering emerging channels (social media). I'm a resident of lovely Somerville, MA and my next move is yet to be determined...
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