I’m an award-winning user experience researcher, maker, crafter and educator who can research, design and craft custom technologies, props, costumes, and everything in between. My expertise includes:

  • Mixed methods
  • Virtual reality/augmented reality/XR
  • crowdsourcing
  • Maker/Do-It-Yourself Culture

I served as assistant professor of the Computer Science department at Sonoma State University, and prior, with my Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in Computer Science and Applications, Human-Computer Interaction. I am known for bringing human-centered research into product design (maker class with non-profits, capstone class) to bring viable, usable products to our clients.

How can I help?

If you have a tricky opportunity for technology to support people, or an intriguing interactive experience, let my skills as an interdisciplinary user experience researcher and maker/crafter help you craft the perfect experience.

I’m also a maker leader, which means I have mastered /trained others on:

  • design,
  • prototyping,
  • contextual inquiry,
  • handsewing,
  • laser cutting,
  • and everything in between!

My students are among:

  • Fortune 500 companies
  • PhD programs
  • startup founders
  • multiple game studios of varying sizes