As a transplant to Lancaster City - I’m proud to call this little city home. Here, I am a designer, front end developer, yoga teacher, reiki master, community builder, and more.
I believe in creating holistic, inclusive spaces for individuals to come together and discover space to truly be - in whatever sense we operate from.
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I am a designer & front end developer at MeetMindful, a Denver, Colorado-based dating app focused on creating meaningful and lasting connections for our users.
Outside of work, I freelance through my design studio, Shake & Shift, mostly focusing on small businesses and non-profit organization. I currently serve on the Chapter Advisory Council of AIGA, after wrapping up a three year term as President of AIGA Central Pennsylvania. I also founded and now co-organize Shine Lancaster - a local meetup focused on fostering inclusive spaces for folks to come together and connect on a human level around personal and professional development.
I teach yoga at Station One Studios on Sundays at 11am, and am a 500hour certified yoga teacher through Create Karma - a local non-profit focused on personal development and yoga teacher trainings (I completed the Leadership program in 2017, and the mentorship program in 2018).
In the realm of wellness and personal development, I recently completed the Landmark Forum in late October - focusing on discovering how we learn to find and use our inner power and voice.
And, if all of that wasn’t enough, I’m a Reiki Master and all around decent human being.
Over the last few years, I've been employed (in order) as a designer and front end developer at the Industrial Resolution, Infantree, PLEDGE IT and Listrak, as well as freelanced for local agencies. I also taught the very first semester of the Computer Software Engineering Technology program at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in the fall of 2017. I freelanced for roughly a year before taking on a full-time contracting role with my current company.
Within the last few years, I've taught with Girl Develop It Lehigh Valley and Convert to Code, moderated a panel on self care at elaConf, participated in a panel on user experience and design in news media at AmericaEast, co-organized WordCamp Lancaster and shared some knowledge in a variety of other ways.
I am a vocal advocate of women and non-binary individuals in design and technology and strongly believe in creating diverse, inclusive workplaces. I am fascinated by uncovering and creating awareness around implicit bias. I believe in using design to benefit the greater good to make a positive social impact. I believe in the ability design thinking has to change how we consider problems and finding their solutions.