I work with a group of talented people at General Dynamics IT. Much of the time I am mentoring team members, advocating for the continuous improvement of both the applications and the team’s skillset, and encourage test driven development. While I have lead the team, users have experience lower latency, fewer production issues, the applications are more easily scaled, and complexity is lower. As an advocate for agile, I have eliminated silos and built a self-directed team. Team morale has increased and I believe that employee’s work/life balance has improved. After moving from a waterfall environment to Agile, the team has had a higher velocity, has shared roles, and experienced a reduction in bugs and communication has increased.
My free time is spent with two tiny humans that I created who both love the outdoors. My husband and I love to take them hiking, camping, Jeeping, and geocaching regularly. I am an avid runner and swimmer. This past summer I completed a 12 mile road race, the longest run I’ve done so far. I love animals and pets and am an advocate for the environment.