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. On top of that, being in a ~leadership role has brought a lot of new challenges and I'm excited to see where this path takes me. I'm very fortunate to love all aspects of what I do.
2021—Present: Engineering Manager
I'm still at Solarwinds! But after spending 5-6 years as a Tech Lead, I've moved into an Engineering Manager role. My goal is to help my team(s) grow and ship better code, faster.
Drive an Agile process focused on helping teams efficiently move tasks from TODO to DONE.
Work with engineers, build relationships, and shelter them from distractions so they can do their best work.
Lots of focus on process improvements, feature planning, and a little bit of coding :-)