All about me, professionally.
I started designing websites and building applications (for real) around 2002. Learning to code spawned from the desire to bring my designs to life, but programming quickly became a passion. My current role pulls me away from code a bit, but adds a new kind of challenge. I'm very fortunate to love all aspects of what I do.
2021—Present: Senior Engineering Manager
I'm still at SolarWinds. After spending 5-6 years as a Staff Engineer, I've moved into an Engineering Manager role. My goal is to help my team(s) grow and ship better code, faster.
Meetings, meetings, meetings... Collaboration with product and other teams is essential.
Work with engineers to teach, build relationships, and shield from distractions so they can do their best work.
Lots of focus on process improvements, feature planning, and a little bit of coding :-)