I am a Certified Scrum Master and Professional with experience helping organizations small and large to adopt and fine-tune their Scrum practices in software development, BI, R&D, and marketing projects. My varied roles as a product owner, Scrum Master, and in-the-trenches as a researcher, computational linguist, and QA tester have enabled me to examine Scrum and its benefits from many angles.
I bring unique perspectives from my background in linguistics and intercultural communications to our understanding of Scrum and development of team dynamics. Beyond Scrum, my experiences as a sailing coach/instructor inform my approach to sharing specialized skills and knowledge.
My goals as a Scrum Master are to build inspired and productive teams and to spread understanding and commitment to Agile principles throughout the organization. I enjoy the challenge of spreading the values and benefits of Scrum beyond the confines of development, fitting Scrum best practices to the diverse needs and requirements of various products, projects, and teams across organizations.
I am currently serving as Product Owner or Scrum Master on various product initiatives in Razorfish Search and Business Intelligence.
Comcast, Planning Manager
August 2012 - Present, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Planning Manager for CoMPASS group
September 2010 - July 2012, Philadelphia, PA, United States
I am the Scrum Master for Razorfish Philadelphia's Global Solutions Product Technology teams.
Vantage Labs, LLC, Product Owner/ScrumMaster
June 2005 - August 2010, New Hope, PA, United States
As the Product Owner and Lead of the Vantage Linguistics unit, I served as Product Owner for our various linguistics components, NLP search, and consumer product offerings. I helped to introduce Scrum as our product management and development framework and championed the adoption of Scrum throughout our organization through internal trainings, mentoring, and consulting on best practices, also serving as a Scrum Master on critical projects outside my product ownership.