quality assurance
unit testing
integration testing
object oriented programming
technical writing
content management
test automation

I am a 29 year old from the United States, currently living near Oslo, Norway. I received a bachelor's degree in Technical Communication from Boise State University and have worked in the software industry for nearly 10 years. My career began as a QA contractor for companies such as HP and Microsoft, however, I've primarily worked with startups for the past few years. I prefer working in startup environments because there is a better sense of teamwork and I've gained many additional skills by taking on tasks that would normally not be a part of my job responsibilities at larger companies.


My education in Technical Communication has helped me develop skills related to effectively communicating technical concepts to a diverse audience, which has also proven to be helpful in my career working in startup environments. Overall, I've had a very rewarding and exciting career where I've had the opportunity to work alongside and learn from some incredibly talented founders, engineers, and marketers. 

FreelanceDigital Content Engineer2014 - Current
I've worked for two years as a part time freelance digital content consultant for smaller companies to help maximize their online visibility. This has included writing content, SEO optimization, call-to-action creation, and trends analysis. I primarily use Hubspot with these companies so I'm fairly comfortable with it.
Kn02Systems Integration Engineer2015 - 2016
- Automating anything and everything - Designing and assisting in the authoring of software tools to manage application delivery - Designing and assisting in the setup and maintenance of the build/release infrastructure - Administration of our virtualized assets which includes monitoring, support and configuration management - Coding unit test environments and API integration (Unfortunately this company lost the ability to fund my team's project, which is why I am no longer at this position)
Beyondsoft ConsultingQA Consultant2009 - 2011
· Created test plans for "HP Genuine Ink Cartridge" authorization system. · Sprint planning. · Developed legacy firmware testing schedule. · Executed manual and automated testing. · Defect documentation and requirements document control.
Lionbridge TechnologiesQA Consultant2006 - 2010
· Mobile device testing (scripted, edge cases, ad-hoc) · Performed Exchange Server packet inspection and automated scripting. · Planned and conducted network stress testing in 14 airports, prepared competitive analysis report for client.
Boise State University B.A., Technical Communication2012 - 2016
In my Technical Communication studies, my coursework included: technical writing, ERD database design, business intelligence data collection and analysis, XML document tagging, and digital design principles.