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Like many of the people I help today, it all started with a problem. All I knew...
was that I wanted to find more engaging, flexible, and purposeful work. So, instead of following the path my parents, friends, and family wanted me to take, I decided I was going to do whatever it took to solve my problem. I left a stable job in architecture to go explore and immerse myself in a new challenge abroad.
I first accepted a short Economic Development Project in rural Paraguay. And that little adventure turned into 10 years working home and abroad with NGOs, Student Travel Companies, World Sporting Federations, and Travel Startups.
Throughout this journey, I experimented with tons of different strategies for building a business, product, or service. But none of them seemed to work that well so I kept searching. This eventually led me to the world of Design Thinking in 2014! And I knew it was going to be the solution for my problem, so I dove deep, really deep. I found, followed, and learned from people who were doing it best. Read all the best books on the subject. Listened to the best podcasts. Dissected the top online courses. Landed a contract in Bogota with an agency using Design principals to help high school students develop leadership skills.
I was in!
In 2016, shortly after returning home from years away I founded a Design Thinking community in Salt Lake City, UT where people could meet and learn how to apply Design Thinking methodologies in their own teams. It has been an incredible way to take on a leadership position in my community, explore best practices, work with interesting people doing amazing things, while growing a business I'm proud of.
The reason I'm telling you all this is because, now, I'm a design facilitator and trainer with a passion for sharing what I've learned. I'm proud to help teams develop environments where we can communicate and contribute to the products and services we create, on equal footing. In the most personalized and effective way, I know how.
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B.A. in International Studies. Kenyon College. 2005