I believe that success is about the journey and not the destination. I've been successful in my life because I am constantly working toward additional achievements, a more varied skillset, and a wider community. I have spent many years at higher education, and I stay grounded by organizing lots of groups for my many hobbies and interests.
I am an IT/IS Project Manager for LogRhythm in Boulder, Colorado. I've enjoyed working with a number of vendors and consultants as well as every department in the company. It is challenging and rewarding work full of opportunities.
I also own a company, Glowball Solutions. I've been working as an independent contractor and project manager through my business since 2004, primarily for the federal government. Though I only work on small projects after hours now, I was self-employed until early 2014 when I cut my contracting hours down to just a few every month to allow for a full-time position. I also have a Master's Degree in Project Management, and I am a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute (PMI).
I started my professional career as a Web Developer, and I was fortunate to be a part of a few high-performance teams. At StorageTek in the late 90s, I was given the opportunity to develop the Intranet site for the Support team as I worked in UNIX support. At Exabyte, I led our Web team as we developed a large and comprehensive public-facing site for our customers. Finally, at Maxtor I was able to work with a skilled Project Manager on even larger projects. All of these companies were technology manufacturers in the area, and I enjoyed each position as I grew, professionally.
I am looking forward to working with larger groups of stakeholders and the challenges they present for communication and engagement. I would also like to learn more about portfolio management and Agile methods in the future.