I like building thingsbecause I valuepeople

and because I believe business and technology can be agents of doing good as well as doing well.

I currently work as a product manager for the design-first creative agency, New York Ave. Over the last two years I have also worked part time as a facilitator of agile and design thinking workshops for The Dali Museum Innovation Labs in St. Petersburg, Florida.

(Formal) education

is good but it's people who have most shaped me.

I do the work I do because I value people and believe business and technology can be leveraged as a powerful force for not just doing well but for doing good for people and the life systems on which we rely. To that end, I co-founded and sit on the board of a social enterprise incubator called Ethical Incubator, participate in an international community of enterprise-minded changemakers called StartingBloc and was selected as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum.

StartingBloc Fellow and WEF Global Shaper

I routinely

and systematically live outside my comfort zones.

Cultural and experiential variety has sharpened my empathy, and therefore my ability to design in an increasingly globalized world.

In the last few years I began performing improv comedy, lived and worked on a sailboat, volunteered on a vineyard and olive farm in Tuscany, teleported around Scotland and Wales, and sought and found long "lost" Italian family in Sicily - on Easter Day when 20 relatives were gathered. I'm conversational in French, Italian, and Spanish and I know a few words in goat (learned on the Tuscan farm).

Lookout Bothy, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Good communication

is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.