I'm a design system leader, UX manager, and front-end specialist based in Asheville, NC.
Since 2004 I've focused on improving online experiences for US citizens. My focuses include design systems, front-end user experience, web standards, and accessibility. I enjoy working transparently, conducting user research, and making complex processes easier.
Currently, I work for Ad Hoc as a Managing Senior UX Deisigner 2 : Front-end Specialist and serve as the design lead for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services design system.
I've worked with various federal, state, and local governments. My work includes Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), National Science Foundation (NSF), the Thrift Savings Program (TSP), Login.gov, Cloud.gov and Kentucky.gov. I am alum of both 18F and NIC Inc. and bring a passion for web standards, human centered design, and research.
I hold a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications from The University of Kentucky and live in Asheville, NC. When I'm not working I like to compose and write music, spend time outdoors with my family, work in my garden, build things with my hands or enjoy a nice beer or bourbon.