Born a Builder


I create amazing experiences that combine the analog and digital worlds

I'm a child of the 80's which to me was a time when we had as much fun away from screens as we did in front of them. The outdoors, paper and pencil, and legos were my first tools. I created crazy space ships, ridiculously useless, but mesmerizing rube goldberg machines, and towering (read: four foot tall) forts in the woods.

From those formative years, I went on to ply my skills in the business arena where I learned the ins and outs of finance. It wasn't until some time later when I started listening to my inner voice, that I figured out I had a passion for design. This led to my recent training at Design Lab which coupled with my analytical, soft and technical skills that I've developed through the years have provided the groundwork for the future.  

In this future I see a world where the screens of today fade away into the background as technology imbeds itself deeper into our lives. I look forward to being a part of the process where I can help build services and products that are unexpected, bring joy to people's lives, and can create meaningful change. The tools may not be the same as they were in my youth, but I think the outcomes can be just as amazing.

relevant Experience

UX Designer / KingFish Media

Mar '19 - Present (Contract) / New York, NY

  • Conducting market research, producing a site map and creating wireframes within a team of product managers, developers, and graphic artists to create a refreshed website for a full-service luxury real estate management company

UX Researcher / Class & Co.

Dec '18 - Feb '19 (Contract) / Brooklyn, NY

  • Performed heuristic analysis, market and user research, and created a site map and user flow to help define a go-forward design strategy for Class & Co.

Underwriting Manager / Arch Capital Group

Aug '14 - Present / New York, NY

  • Maintain and establish broker relationships in the Northeast Region (NY to Maine) in order to position Arch as a top provider of existing and new professional and management liability policies for financially-focused businesses
  • Coach, mentor and manage current and former employees in cultivating essential technical skills, effective marketing strategies and empowering their own personal development

Investment Adviser Account Executive / The Travelers Co., Inc.  

Oct '11 - July '14 / Boston, MA

  • Produced and underwrote new and renewal business from assigned agents & brokers for Crime and Management Liability Lines (Errors & Omissions Liability, Directors & Officers Liability, Fiduciary Liability, and Employment Practices Liability
  • Cultivated new opportunities and developed agency rapport through marketing and collaboration with internal and external colleagues to leverage relationships and cross-sell the business

Fund Accounting Associate / JP Morgan  

Nov '07 - Sept '11 / Boston, MA

  • Monitored cash and security settlements, interest rate changes, dividends, and other investor activities while adhering to risk management practices to ensure the overall accuracy of the nightly NAV
  • Participated in the design and development of two database systems that were extensively utilized by JP Morgan's worldwide fund services across more than 10 sites that handled 16 trillion dollars daily

Business Development Associate / WMC Mortgage (Division of GE)  

Dec '04 - May '07 / Boston, MA

  • Managed team's roles and functions as part of an overall business development plan to improve communications and resourcing to solidify a smooth loan flow process, ensure quick turn times, and achieve quarterly goals
  • Provided initial and continual education for brokers on the loan process, use of proprietary systems, and continually changing guidelines, rates, and products to maximize potential business


UX Academy / Design Lab

July 17' - June 18' / New York, NY

  • Completed a 480 hour comprehensive design curriculum involving over 100 hands-on exercises in user research, information architecture, interaction design, user interface design, and iteration and implementation
  • Received consistent feedback on coursework and projects through weekly community group critiques and personalized mentorship from a digital design leader with over 20 years of experience

B.A. Finance & Econ Minor / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sep '98 - May '02 / Amherst, MA