My road in life has been direct.
I started as a programmer, which is what college trained me for - I was bored.
Then I got to be a DBA and a System Engineer, and realized I like a job that is different every day.
I managed teams for a while, but wanted control of my own fate.
Pre-Sales is a great job where you are rewarded for your hard work.


Technology Strategist

I help people understand our technology and make the most of what they have.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

The best days are days with customers - hearing about what they want to do and matching it up with what we have to offer. But we mix in the "field" days with some office days so we have time to learn and do followups. There is no such thing as a "typical" day.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Get as much hands-on with technology as you can.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Teachers:

"A teacher of an AP class in High School told me that women can't be pre-med; nobody will want to hire us, because we're just going to quit our jobs to be mothers!"

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student