This past June, I completed my graduate work at the University of Oregon, earning both a Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a focus in Sustainable Business Practices. My graduate design thesis, "Maker Culture and the Architectures of Additive Manufacturing," investigated the emerging "Next Industrial Revolution" by analyzing the application and viability of democratized manufacturing in the context of a hybridized TechShop & Innovation Incubator model. (Think 3D Printing, Democratized Production, and the Internet of Things.) While focusing on the intersection between innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable business, I applied design thinking to develop an integrated business case for the model. In "MBA Speak," the "Biggest Takeaway" from my thesis: Ideas are the Only Resilient Currency.
Starting in 2000, while working on my Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science (BA in CS), I began accumulating interdisciplinary experience. As a full stack designer/developer, as a sales & marketing professional, and as an educator, my roles over the past 13 years span multiple industries: from health care, to retail, to higher education.
At present, I am actively pursuing opportunities in Product/Project Management, Front End Design/Engineering, and User Experience.
I'm a Seattle newbie and enjoy connecting with interesting people. Feel free to get in touch!
Rather than further prose, here's a visual introduction to my place in this world, courtesy of the Haiku Deck platform. Hope you enjoy my "Deck-ade in Review."