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How Do I Find Time?

It is easy to get overwhelmed with the number of responsibilities we have in our lives. Much like you, I strive to be the best person I can be for my wife, my kids, my parents, my church, my boss, my customers, my community and of course myself. I learned a long time ago that […]

Experience Design Research and Understanding Needs

A short time ago I started the Human-Centered Design course found at Coursera (https://www.coursera.org/learn/human-computer-interaction). You can choose to pay for the course and take it with students and the instructor and get valuable feedback or you can audit the class for free. This time I went the free route and I’m sharing my progress and […]

Life Crafting

It fascinates me that I have co-workers that love their job and just about every part of it while I yearn for more. In thinking about the differences and a recent conversation I had with a good friend I was reminded of the “job crafting” movement.

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About Me

I was born and raised in Washington, just south of Seattle, and currently live in Minnesota. My family is more important to me than anything in the world. Professionally I work hard so I can spend time and create memories with them. Fulfillment for me is found in creation which is why I consider myself a designer at heart. To me being a designer is not about only making things look beautiful but about desired outcomes. In my own life I'm a productivity designer, life designer, UX designer, growth designer and the list could go on and on.

I'd love to get to know you and see how I might be able to help you design the important things in your life. Send me a note introducing yourself and let's talk.

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Strengths Finder 2.0

People who are especially talented in the Belief theme have certain core values that are unchanging. Out of these values emerges a defined purpose for their life.

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Belief Strength 1

People who are especially talented in the Responsibility theme take psychological ownership of what they say they will do. They are committed to stable values such as honesty and loyalty.

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Responsibility Strength 2

People who are especially talented in the Discipline theme enjoy routine and structure. Their world is best described by the order they create.

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Discipline Strength 3

People who are especially talented in the Analytical theme search for reasons and causes. They have the ability to think about all the factors that might affect a situation.

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Analytical Strength 4

People who are especially talented in the Futuristic theme are inspired by the future and what could be. They inspire others with their vision of the future.

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Futuristic Strength 5

Professional

Education

My education has been focused on entrepreneurship, technology education and web and mobile development. I received both a Bachelor and Master degree in Information Systems Management from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University in 2009 and 2013.

 

Experience

I have experience¬†in startup and corporate cultures. At Microsoft I’ve been instrumental in massive growth within the services business in Minnesota. Prior to Microsoft I was a co-founder of GroSocial (sold for $30M in 2013) and a crucial team member of several other startups in Utah Valley.

Volunteer

I’m always looking for opportunities to volunteer my time and talents. Currently I’m a board member of the MN chapter of the BYU Management Society and work with Cause For Hope to help families become more self-reliant.

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