I stumbled into a data role on accident after I graduated from college – I’d like to say that I planned it but no, I took the first computer science job I was offered, and it just happened to be data. But I’ve never looked back, and I’ve been working in data and analytics for over 15 years now in one capacity or another – as a developer, analyst, architect, program manager, project manager, and consultant before landing in my current role as director of global data products.
I’m an Army Brat, a Texan at heart, and a London resident since January 2019. I have a crazy addiction to travel (I’m going to Antarctica in December!) and a serious affection for road-trips to just about anywhere. I’m pretty active in the data community, I do a bit of blogging (surprise) and drink a bit of whiskey and lately sometimes binge-watch too many TV shows.
Data is an amazing field because there is something for everyone – from the back end where everything is orderly in tables and rows or files and structures, to the front end where the artists and designers step in to build dashboards and weave stories. I love the problem solving, the insights and discoveries and the many ‘aha’ moments. Data is everywhere these days, and it is beautiful.