About me.

I'm a big picture person. My passion is problem solving. As an example, I prefer talking about the ensemble of instruments in a song rather than the exact note a guitar is playing. But don't get me wrong, I love details. Things that impress me are small things--the things most people don't notice, yet someone spent days thinking about an elegant, practical solution to a problem. I'm not a designer, but for this reason I appreciate good design. I like being in a room surrounded by people who have experiences different from my own, and as a result allow me to pursue my overall goal: being the best version of myself.


Education.

  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Greensboro, NC, USA

    • Entrepreneurship, International Business
    • August 2010 - May 2014
  • Heilbronn University - Heilbronn, BW, Germany

    • Business Administration and Management
    • Thesis: Project Management of digital goods and services in teams less than 25
    • September 2012 - August 2013
  • Durham Technical Community College - Durham, NC, USA

    • Web Technologies
    • May 2009 - May 2010
  • Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN, USA

    • Computer and Information Technology
    • August 2007 - December 2008

Work.

  • New Relic

    • September 2016 - Present
    • Customer Experience Strategist / Lifecycle Marketing Manager
  • New Relic

    • June 2015 - August 2016
    • Field and Community Marketing Manager
  • PositiveYaw

    • May 2014 - Present
    • Entrepreneurial Venture
  • The Renaissance Handyman

    • May 2014 - March 2015
    • HVAC Support, Office Administration
  • AutoZone

    • May 2014 - September 2014
    • Customer Service, Commercial Sales (English and Spanish)
  • Anomaly Squared

    • November 2013 - May 2014
    • Intern
  • BestBuy

    • May 2010 - October 2011
    • Sales Associate
  • Royal Parking

    • October 2009 - August 2011
    • Valet
  • TPI Marketing

    • January 2009 - July 2009
    • Web Developer / Photographer
  • Centerster Software (a division of GameFrog)

    • February 2009 - June 2009
    • PHP, JavaScript, and MySQL web application development
  • GameFrog

    • February 2006 - February 2009
    • Community Manager / Sales / Technical Support
  • Purdue Exponent

    • October 2008 - December 2008
    • Staff Photographer
  • The Remodeling Guru

    • June 2008 - August 2008
    • Web Development Intern
  • LEAP Technologies

    • July 2006 - August 2006
    • IT Intern

Skills.

Languages (CEFR)

  • English: Native, C2
  • Portuguese: Native, C1
  • German: B2
  • Spanish: B1

Computers

  • Working knowledge of PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and general best practices
  • Comfortable working in CLIs
  • 80WPM+ at 99% accuracy
  • Strong foundation in consumer hardware

Personal

  • Outstanding work ethic
  • Experienced in overseas travel, aware of cultural differences
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team

Other

  • Professional photography experience, including studio lighting
  • Amateur interest in electrical and mechanical engineering