Work Life

My passion for learning, visual communication, and coaching has taken me down the paths of graphic design, web coding, art direction and finally to project management. Most recently I was a Project Manager for Bently Enterprises, based in both California and Nevada. I managed a handful of constantly changing small teams to support multiple companies with their needs in marketing, software tools, construction and business development. Prior to joining Bently Enterprises, I was the lead user experience designer for Cloud9 Analytics, an award winning SAAS company based in Redwood City, California.  The thousands of designs, prototypes, and images I produced with my sponsor CTO Scott Wiener helped garner over $20 million in venture capital, guided engineers in building the product, and helped drive sales and adoption of Cloud 9’s applications by over 100 corporate customers like Fandango, Groupon, Lenovo, Avaya, and Siemens.

Life Work

Since childhood I’ve been involved in health, fitness and martial arts training. My formal studies began with weightlifting at 13, kenpo at 16, continued with aikido and tai-chi before settling on Chinese Boxing at the age of 21. For 15 years, I taught Chinese Boxing and Krav Maga self defense at the Krav Maga San Francisco training center. For 17 years I was a health and fitness instructor at several gyms in downtown San Francisco. I’ve acquired a Blue Belt teaching credential in Krav Maga, a 4th level Sifu credential in San Quan Dao Chinese Boxing and certifications in the functional training tools TRX Rip Trainer and TRX Suspension Trainer. These days you might spot me giving free lessons to co-workers, swinging kettle bells or TRX’ing with my wife in the park.

Specialties

  • Leading teams in developing interactive products
  • Consensus, leadership and team building
  • User experience and service design
  • Sketching/whiteboarding
  • Process improvement
  • Teaching/coaching