Resume

Experience

CapTech Consultants
Agile Coach
Feb. 2018 – Present, Denver, CO
    • Quickly establish collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders and team members to help them in their journey of adopting Agile methodology
  • Provide coaching and training at the program and team levels in an emerging Agile environment
  • Assess the current organization and delivery environment and recommend optimal Agile practices tailored to the client
  • Perform in various agile roles, including Scrum Master, where needed
  • Plan, coordinate and facilitate all scrum ceremonies
  • Influence at all levels of an organization and help implement recommended changes
  • Prepare and deliver effective communications both verbally and orally regarding progress and status for both internal and client teams
  • Perform hands-on project work, including analysis, design and change management, as needed by the project
BETSOL
Scrum Master
July 2017 – Feb. 2018, Denver, CO

BETSOL is a software development company that focuses on product engineering, enterprise data architecture, network engineering and operations.

        • Manages and delivers large-scale agile projects for Kaiser Permanente including data warehouse capabilities and dev ops automated production deployment.
        • Directs and facilitates multiple teams in sprint planning, daily scrums, retrospectives, stakeholder meetings and software demonstrations with a cross-functional team including VPs, directors and product owners on a daily basis via in-person and electronic communication.
        • Coaches Kaiser Permanente team to move from traditional waterfall to agile process including test driven development, unit testing, automated testing and continuous delivery including agile, scaled agile methodologies and popular agile tools.
        • Works closely stakeholders on backlog management and continuous delivery of software features and release plans.
Media News Group | Digital First Media
Project Manager | Scrum Master
Dec. 2015 – July 2017, Denver, CO

Digital First Media dba Media News Group is a multi-platform news and information company that offers local news and information websites and mobile apps across the nation.

Accomplishments

  • Manages and delivers agile projects for multiple native mobile/web app projects, WordPress websites (from design to implementation) on time and to quality specifications, including risk management, scheduling, quality testing and communication.
  • Manages a team that developed 116 native news apps (Android/iOS) and a dashboard web app saving the company $75,000 per month.
  • Facilitates sprint planning, daily scrums, retrospectives, stakeholder meetings and software demonstrations with a cross-functional team  including VPs, directors and product owners on a daily basis via in-person and electronic communication.
  • Coaches team to improve agile process including test driven development, unit testing, automated testing and continuous delivery.
  • Works closely with product owners and stakeholders on backlog management and continuous delivery of software features and enhancements and release plans.
  • Manages multiple projects simultaneously under deadline pressure. Working in multi-vendor and third-party environments.
  • Leads and trains teams how to use agile practices and methodologies.
  • Mentors and coaches others: acts as Product Owner on a WordPress scrum team and helps facilitate the team with the Scrum Master.
  • Developed/designed the corporate WordPress website on own initiative saving the company more than $35,000 in design/development.
303 Software
Technical Project Manager | Scrum Master
Sept. 2014-June 2015, Denver, CO

303 Software is a leader in mobile and web application development, and digital project development company.

Accomplishments

    • Managed and delivered waterfall and agile projects for small to large website (WordPress, Drupal) and native mobile/web app projects on time (from design to implementation), within budget, and to quality, including risk management, scheduling, quality and communication.

    • Managed and delivered waterfall and agile projects for small to large website (WordPress, Drupal) and native mobile/web app projects on time (from design to implementation), within budget, and to quality, including risk management, scheduling, quality and communication.
    • Facilitated scrum ceremonies including sprint planning, daily scrums, retrospectives and grooming sessions.
    • Guided, planned and monitored projects to completion on time, within scope, and on budget.
    • Managed project scope, timing and pricing with clients and 3rd party partners.
    • Maintained and effectively communicated overall project status to internal and external
    • stakeholders.
    • Prioritized tasks and effectively managing day-to-day issues/priorities.
    • Coordinated project and workflow management with design, development and QA teams.
    • Created and delivered project plans, schedules, ran client meetings.
    • Defined and documenting business & functional requirements.
    • Aided in and created/wrote statements of work and change requests.
    • Slice of Lime
      Digital Project Manager
      Sept. 2012-March 2014, Denver/Boulder, CO
    • Slice of Lime, now Pivotal, is a user experience/user interface design company with a focus on WordPress websites, and web application/mobile application design, and development.

      Accomplishments

      • Managed and maintained project scope, task timelines, operating budgets and process development for WordPress websites.
      • Lead, coordinated and ran team meetings and client meetings, while demonstrating ability to set and manage client expectations.
      • Coordinated internal team, clients and third party vendors to complete projects on time and within budget.
      • Created and establishes project schedules and simultaneously oversaw WordPress web development projects.
      • Managed project deliverables, scopes change and risk management.
      • Created, reviewed, and distributed project proposals and contracts for business development retainers.
      • Worked with controller on monthly billing.
      Vega Communications, LLC
      Digital Project Manager (owner)
      Jan. 2008-Sept. 2012, Denver, CO

      Vega Communications provides affordable and customizable WordPress website strategy, development and design for small businesses.

      Accomplishments

    • Designed customizable websites from WordPress templates for small businesses.
    • Created, conceptualized and marketed social media campaigns, press releases and designed marketing collateral.

    • Gannett Pacific Publications
      Associate Editor / Beauty Editor
      Nov. 2005-Jan. 2008, Phoenix, AZ
    • Gannett Pacific Publications was a custom publishing division of Gannett, which produced magazines in different markets across the country in lifestyle, travel, parenting and health.

      Accomplishments

    • Developed, launched, managed sections of multiple magazines in the areas of diet, fitness, product and beauty.
    • Edited for AP style, copy-edited and proofed all copy for five publications under weekly deadlines.
    • Generated story ideas, edited and fact-checked from raw text through design and production.
    • Wrote/edited/compiled information for assigned magazines, including sidebars and captions headlines, copy and cutlines.
    • Oversaw creation of freelance writer staff by hiring and managing 16 writers.
    • Managed/coordinated/styled product and fashion photo shoots, in studio and on location; including purchasing props, set design, display preparation, for beauty, diet and fitness sections.
    • Evaluated and selected art from various photography sites for production design layout.
    • Styled sets and managed photo studio during celebrity shoots for cover and editorial photography.
    • Maintained communications with public relations agencies for product review section.
    • Approved layout design/ad placement.
    • Was promoted within 10 months of employment from Assistant Editor.
    • Education

      Arizona State University
      May 2004, Tempe, AZ
    • Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
    • Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism, Minor in Political Science

      Certifications

      Agile University, Rally Software
      Certified Scrum Master
      February 2015

iCertify
Scrum Product Owner
In Progress, 2017

Skills

Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Scrum Product Owner Certificate (SPOC) in progress, Knowledge of Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Continuous integration, JIRA, Atlassian Confluence JIRA Software, Confluence Jenkins JIRA Software, JiraBot, Slack, Basecamp, Harvest, Harvest Forecast, Google Drive, Lighthouse, Trello, BugHerd, Google Apps, Google Analytics, CNAME/MX/TEXT records, basic HTML, basic CSS, Microsoft Project, WordPress, ExpressionEngine, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; Adobe InCopy, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, AP Style, type 60 words per minute.