I have been making digital products for over 15 years ranging from websites to apps to business intelligence tools, SaaS services and more. The common thread behind all of these projects is a commitment to improving any business through smart systems and high-quality technology.
As the Director of Technology for USC Radio Group, I oversee the digital growth and development for the nation’s largest not-for-profit classical radio network. How big are we? We make up 17% of all classical listening on public radio nationwide. I manage a team of writers, designers, software developers, and other creative professionals to build new products for radio. Through software, I help existing companies (within any industry) modernize to become technology or media companies. This may vary from building a budget and a team to invent new products, improve operations using code or transitioning existing software systems to the cloud. For USC Radio Group, I developed the vision, created the team and led the digital product initiatives that helped local brands Classical KUSC and Classical KDFC grow 10x in audience size and expand its reach worldwide.
As a technical leader, I manage a combination of in-house and off-shore teams to create a continuous 24-7 development lifecycle. My technical skills include Apple Swift, Angular, React, Node, Ruby on Rails, Python, Kotlin, PHP, Scrum, Google, and AWS cloud management.
As former Director of Technology for the non-profit group The Tiziano Project, I developed Tiziano 360; a platform for students in conflict regions to share their stories through collaborative journalism. In 2010, the Tiziano 360 was awarded the SXSW Interactive award for activism, a Gracie award for women's issues, and an Online News Association award for collaborative journalism. This net effect led to a $200k grant from the Knight Foundation and Google.