I have over 30 year's experience designing user-focused, high-technology software, firmware and hardware products for manufacturing at any and every volume.  Uniquely, I have led both hardware and software programs to help define requirements, provide vision, propose and test concepts, solve detail design problems, make things easier to use, and completely define details in different working environments including Agile.
I love to build design teams and leading them to successes within any organization.  I have honed my leadership skills over years to including hiring, onboarding, feedback and goal setting and employee development for retention and succession.  I fell very strongly that empowered designers produce innovation and work hard to ensure trust within teams and externally with colleagues. 
I am comfortable working at all levels within any organization from the C-suite to the manufacturing floor and provide leadership, vision, and support in Strategic Thinking, Product Managment and Roadmap planning, Product Requirements Definition & Development,  Industrial & Mechanical Design, UX, HMI, GUI design, Customer Experience development, and even Packaging design and production.
I appreciate a holistic way of solving design problems in collaborative teams, and I like accelerated methodologies:  Thinking quick, whiteboarding ideas, building rapid prototypes, and learning through testing.  But never discounting the intuition and experiences of team members.  I love working as a part of any development group where the people are driven and motivated, the projects are unique and the impact is potentially significant.  I’m a believer that the age of connectedness and love working on complex technology products.   And I like products and markets that are challenging to develop for.
On my personal side I'm a lover of the outdoors and spend a lot of time mounting biking, bike packing and instructing with Ride Ottawa.  (Check out my ride bio). I'm a business & social media marketing junkie, and creator of online content, regularly posting articles on training, skills, and the material I think will help to inform and grow the local bike community.
A snapshot of some of my work can be viewed in the PROJECTS section on this site. 
Please use the Contact Form to reach me from this site.
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