Hi there! I’m an independent design technologist based in Salina, Kansas who thrives on creating empowering and human-centered digital experiences that advocate for real users. 

You’re probably asking, what the hell is a design technologist? As a design technologist, I see beauty in code and appreciate impeccable user experience (UX). I’m a front-end web developer with design chops. I can tackle front-end programming, design, and UX all at the same time. I care about the integrity of a product’s code and the quality of its look and feel. And through testing and research, I can make sure everything works together to solve a problem.


Professional Experience

  • ByWater Solutions

    Aspen Developer

    since 2021

  • Salina Public Library

    Tech Support Assistant, Tech Desk Assistant


  • Accessible Home Health

    Media Coordinator


  • Salina Journal

    Digital Designer, Web Developer, Digital Traffic Coordinator



  • Maryland Institute College of Art

    Master of Professional Studies, User Experience Design


  • Fort Hays State University

    Bachelor of Science, Computer Science--emphasis in Web Development


  • Salina Area Technical College

    Associate of Applied Science, Graphic Design


Honors + Awards

  • EPPY Awards

    Best Collaborative Investigatie/Enterprise Reporting


  • Kansas Press Association

    Best Newspaper Website, Daily Division III



  • Computers in Libraries

    Messaging at the Point of Use: How to Implement Your Own Digital Signage Solution

    40 (5), pp 4-8.

Professional Development

  • Code4Lib Journal

    Member, Editorial Committee


  • Designing for Digital

    Member, Program Planning Committee

    since 2020

  • User Experience Professionals Association


    since 2020

  • International Association of Accessibility Professionals


    since 2020

Community Service

  • Salina Arts & Humanities Commission

    Member, Co-chair (2019)

    since 2017


  • Technical

    HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, Python, Git/versioning, React Native, Javascript, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe XD, Adobe InDesign, Google Analytics, Google DFP, Figma, Miro, Mural, InVision

  • Industry

    Information architecture, user experience, human-centered design, usability testing, search engine optimization, user interface design, user research, frontend web development, card sorting, customer journey mapping, heuristic evaluation, personas, prototyping

  • Practical

    Problem solving, design thinking, lifelong learning, creativity, teamwork