I'm a Denver-based UX Designer, with a strong background in software development

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About me

Starting Out

In 2015, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Truman State University. I started out my career as a full-stack developer at Providence Health and Service's Digital Innovation Group (DIG) in Seattle. I worked on a team creating a telehealth platform for medical providers to see patients for low-acuity ailments. At this job, I first discovered my passion for brainstorming solutions for users, then implementing those solutions to make their lives easier. This inspired me to seek out a job that would involve working closer with the product team, so I found a front-end engineering job.

Pivoting to UX

As a front-end engineer at Parsley Health, I had the opportunity to collaborate more closely with the design team. My primary focus was on the development of a component library, where I created React components adhering to the principles of atomic design. Working closely with UX designers, I delved into various use cases of the components, ensuring their seamless integration to optimize the user experience. Throughout this role, my favorite aspect remained collaborating closely with the UX team, which motivated me to make a career pivot and join the UX team directly.

Current Work

I currently work as a freelance UX Designer and Web Developer. I work with clients to design and build websites using Wordpress, Webflow, and Squarespace.

Free Time

In my free time, I enjoy exploring the stunning Colorado mountains with my adventurous little Bichon Frisé, Jesse. Despite her small stature, she's a fearless explorer and an enthusiastic hiking partner.


Web Designer & Developer, Freelance

Remote | April 2023 - Present
Wordpress | Figma | Prototyping | Branding | UX Research 

• Retirement Safety Zone: Led content system management
◦ Collaborated on brand decisions for marketing materials to increase traffic
DataAnnotation: AI testing and training
◦ Performed code review and in-depth fact checking on AI-generated code
Institute of LUV: Website creation for nonprofit organization
◦ Conducted research, created designs, and developed responsive WordPress site
◦ Raised site’s System Usability Scale score from 60.6 to 92.5 to increase engagement

Frontend developer, Parsley Health

Remote | July 2021 - January 2023
React | Javascript | HTML | CSS | Jest | Sanity | Figma

• Collaborated with the design team to completely overhaul Parsley’s webpage using atomic design methodology and user-centered design
• Developed pixel-perfect React bit components for a component library that was consistently used across all of Parsley’s sites
• Worked with the CMS Sanity to manage and organize over 100 blog posts
• Wrote Jest unit tests to maintain 75% code coverage
• Improved SEO and accessibility on website, based on WCAG requirements, using the Google Lighthouse tool to reach a score of 90

software engineer II, Providence Health & SErvices

Seattle, WA | August 2016 - July 2021
React | Javascript | HTML | CSS | Storybook | Figma

• Regularly met with the design team to develop solutions that would work best with our codebase and the end users’ needs, using interviews and A/B tests
• Led project to optimize site for mobile browsers, from ideation to ship• Developed components for a component library used across the company
• Wrote Jest unit tests and contributed to automated integration tests

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