After an early career in Financial Services as both a Financial Planner and National Trainer for a Financial Planning software company, I took a detour and moved to Berlin, Germany to teach English as a foreign language. After 3 years, I returned to the USA and began a second career in the mortgage industry, first as a Broker, then an Analyst. Eventually, my role evolved into a Business Workflow Analyst specializing in documenting business operations and requirements for improving in-house application workflow processes.
In 2015 I was introduced to the Agile development approach, which resonated with me at many levels—primarily in the way it focuses on rapid delivery, high quality, innovation, empiricism, and value. Since then, I have continued to learn, grow, and share my expertise in Agile delivery. Now as a full-time Scrum Master and Agile Coach I can leverage my skills, experience, and leadership to help organizations improve their delivery of team and enterprise solutions in both Scrum and Kanban.
In 2019 I started learning about the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), and eventually earned the SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) 5.0 certification, which allows me to teach and coach others in scaled agility across my organization. In 2021 I earned my A-CSM designation, and my CSP-SM certification in 2022.
I also enjoy ongoing professional development in the Agile communities through active participation in the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Scrum Alliance, online conferences, and local Agile Meetup Groups. In addition, I give back to these communities by mentoring others on tips, tools, tactics, and techniques related to Agile mindset, values, and principles.