About Me

Ops nerd who loves live music, farmer’s markets, handmade stuff and spreadsheets


I grew up near the Pacific Ocean in Redondo Beach, CA, but found my home in the Pacific Northwest, nestled between lakes, mountains and coffee shops. Obsessed with learning and discovering new ideas, places and people. After a 15 year career in retail operations management, including a beginning and end to my own retail business…I was ready to tackle a new challenge.

I chose software engineering, landing at a Seattle company in February 2015, technology that powers spreadsheets was love at first sight. I’ve had a unique opportunity to adventure and grow personally and professionally through pre-IPO, hypergrowth, post-IPO and now maturing as an Enterprise software company. Grateful to be part of a team of authentic and supportive people solving people and technology problems every day. 

During the week I’m working on Observability, Incident Response and Operational Excellence initiatives. On the weekend, you will find me volunteering on the crisis line, volunteer coordinating DevOps Days Seattle, or hanging out with my family.

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Having a blast with the volunteer organizing team kicking off Day 1 of @DevOpsDaysSEA 🤓🥰

We are LIVE AT @DevOpsDaysSEA 🤩🤩🤩

I’m here catching @crayzeigh’s famous talk on Continuous Improvement with DevOps and Mental Health 🔥

(With slice of nervous anxiety as I present right after him 😅)

“The most complex parts of the tech is always people” - @crayzeigh at @DevOpsDaysSEA

“Unfortunately your [emotional] API is open and anyone can make a call to it at any time”

“you exist in production at all times. There’s no testing or staging”