Here's some more stuff about me

Designer, strategist, and hiker. I’m a design leader with over 20 years of experience envisioning, creating, and shipping next-generation consumer products. I’ve led and motivated teams with proven success across a variety of environments, including large-scale tech companies, mid-sized agency environments, and venture backed start-ups. My ability to drive projects and strategize with all stakeholders sets me apart as a leader. I am passionate about building high-performing teams and creating cultures that foster collaboration and optimal design outcomes. I’ve been leading international remote teams for over 6 years with proven results.

Some thoughts if you'd like to know


enjoy collaborating with stakeholders and showing how design can lead the way.
feel fortunate that my parents encouraged art and design growing up.
am a meticulous planner but love happy accidents.
have lead design teams through many different disciplines of design strategy.
hiked from Mexico to Canada (it took me 5 months).
desire critique from all stakeholders.
would wear the same hoodie everyday if i could.
am comfortable working with academia, hi paced startups and enterprise companies.
cannot work without a stylus.
life hacked the price is right and my wife won the showcase showdown.
enjoy mentoring designers and find tremendous joy when they become better than me.
am a good team player.
led a team of 3 and sculpted large blocks of ice for over 8 years.
know simple is almost always better.
find work when there is none.
have always worked at places I am passionate about.


Oportun 2019 - present

I came to Oportun because it was a chance to build a design team from the ground up. I now am responsible for designers and creatives spanning across brand, marketing, and product. The team I’ve built provides creative and thought leadership for everything from loan originations, loan servicing, website, credit cards, agent software tools, every single customer touchpoint and much more. I am excited to work at a company that takes its mission statement very seriously: To provide inclusive, affordable financial services that empower its customers to build a better future. Surrounded by a team of passionate product managers and talented engineers we build experiences that help our customers financially. We are building products that currently do not exist in the marketplace.

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