Master in Human-Computer Interaction · Carnegie Mellon University

2006 - 2007 · 4.0 GPA · Pittsburgh, PA

B.S. Software Engineering · Milwaukee School of Engineering

Minor in Business Management
1999 - 2003 · 3.9 GPA · Milwaukee, WI


Design Tools

  • OmniGraffle
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Fireworks
  • InDesign

Prototyping Tools

  • JavaScript, jQuery, JSON
  • PHP, MySQL, Perl, Git
  • Design Patterns
  • Responsive Design

Explorative Methods

  • Sketching
  • Wireframing
  • Personas
  • Mental Models
  • Storyboarding
  • Paper Prototyping
  • Video Sketches
  • Contextual Inquiry
  • Diaries and Surveys
  • Focus Groups
  • Card Sorting

Evaluative Methods

  • Think-Aloud Usability
  • Heuristic Evaluation
  • Scenario Testing
  • Directed Storytelling
  • Keystroke-Level Modeling
  • Cognitive Walkthrough


Lead User Interface Designer · Salesforce

2009 - Present · San Francisco, CA
  • Redesigned the user experience in 6 products areas used by over 2 million users.
  • Executed a mobile-first design approach for scaling the experience of Social Contacts from small phones and tablets to large desktops.
  • Developed over 15 fully functional HTML/CSS prototypes to evaluate the usability of designs with customers and to communicate interactive requirements to engineers.
  • Validated and improved designs in over 25 rounds of remote user studies ranging from high-level concept validation to task-based usability testing.

Interaction Designer · Yahoo! Autos & Finance

2007 - 2009 · Sunnyvale, CA
  • Led redesign of over 60 unique vehicle research pages accountable for approximately 50M monthly page views and $30M annual revenue.
  • Created new product concept for a dealership directory. Defined use cases, created wireframes, built an interactive prototype, conducted competitive analysis, and pitched designs to partners.
  • Planned and coordinated user studies involving: participatory design, card sorting, focus groups, directed storytelling, remote feature prioritization, quantitative surveys, and think-aloud usability testing.

PACS Radiology Redesign · GE Healthcare

2007 · Master's Capstone Project · Pittsburgh, PA
  • Designed and implemented a next-generation PACS user interface using Microsoft Expression technologies.
  • Studied over 20 expert users in clinical settings. Used findings from existing work flows, cultural attitudes and physical environments to design a new PACS.
  • Identified over 110 actionable usability problems with existing PACS system for incorporation into future development releases.

Software Engineer · BAE Systems

2003 · 2006 · Minneapolis, MN
  • Designed and developed a GUI controller for the DDG-1000 Advanced Gun System.
  • Generated a traceability framework for automated embedded software tests.


Interactive data forecasting features for a graphical user interface. Pending. 5 April 2011. Systems and methods for identifying contacts as users of a multi-tenant database and application. Patent 20,110,238,760. 29 September 2011 Method and apparatus for PACS software tool customization and interaction. Patent 20,090,132,963. 21 May 2009. System and method for a worklist search and creation tool in a healthcare environment. Patent 20,090,132,280. 21 May 2009.