I'm a Professional Human and Occasional Entrepreneur. I contribute to humanity by helping people heal, learn and build innovative solutions.
I am a product manager and entrepreneur with a focus on creative industries, learning & development, coaching and innovation. My education background is in Engineering Technology and Rapid prototyping. I’ve launched a few microbusinesses at the intersection of art, e-commerce, and innovation. I am a New Ventures West certified Integral Coach and iPEC Certified coach.
I enjoy helping professionals and entrepreneurs turn their ideas into tangible products and platforms. Imagination and the ability to execute are my super powers. I am a professional problem solver!
Founder, Product Manager @ Stages ULTD LLC
Nov 2021 - Present
Founded a game-based learning company Lead the development and launch of a Game Based learning company that aims to improve the quality of therapy and life coaching by providing comprehensive mental health and wellness education through self-paced Game Based Learning. Conducting extensive market research using first party data and 100+ user interviews to develop product PRD's. Conducting A/B tests to determine initial MVP offerings for BETA launch in spring 2023.
Creative Director @ Generation of Dreamers LLC
Aug 2010 - Jun 2019
Launched first micro business Generation of Dreamers, an e-commerce based apparel & art concept brand. Managed the entire product design process, from initial market research, and sketching/designing, to delivering the end product. Oversaw technical designs of products from concept to factory, incl. fabric and trim selection, meeting and selecting vendors. Acquired 6 wholesale and drop shipping accounts with independent national and international boutiques (New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Japan, and the UK. Coordinated the creative execution of websites, landing pages, advertisements, marketing videos, and other assets
After the third year, I shifted from operating the brand as a fully functioning business to a real-time, hands-on learning & development tool for myself. Nothing beats tacit knowledge!
Founder, Product Manager @ Baltimore’s Gifted
May 2017 - Dec 2018
Founded an e-commerce based innovation project supporting 7 youth entrepreneurs in the sales and marketing of art, apparel, and consumer goods. Spearheaded collaborative partnerships with local and national angel investors, foundations, and commercial businesses to amplify marketing efforts. Oversaw an in-house creative team of 4 that included web designers, graphic designers, and videographers. Raised $50k in grant and angel investment to support operating activities.
Global Consumer Products Intern@ Red Bull
Apr 2018-May 2018
Collaborated with 2 development teams in learning product design and product lifecycle management of consumer goods in the global market. Contributed ideas and strategies for a new e-commerce marketplace supporting craftsmen and innovators. Shadowed members of the e-commerce marketing team to learn tactics to drive brand awareness and conversion rates. Conducted market research on 5 competing product categories.
Mobile Learning & Product Manager @ Open Works
Jul 2015-October 2017
Successfully designed and implemented Baltimore’s first mobile STEM education program based upon a 15 month research & development strategy for a high-volume maker space. Conducted end user research to help identify 110 user stories and prioritize features for Minimum Viable Product (MVP). Facilitated over 40 workshops with 500+ students showcasing desktop rapid prototyping technologies including 3D modeling, 3D printing, and CNC machining. Managed a $20k budget to support project development activities.
International Business Johnson & Wales
expected Dec 2025
The International Business Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree program allows students to develop a thorough understanding of the multifaceted global business environment.
Engineering Technology Temple University
Sep 2008 - Oct 2009
A.A.S. Computer Aided Drafting and DesignCommunity College of Baltimore County
Sep 2005- Dec 2007
Professional Certificate University of Maryland
Product management certification that covers the skill sets for the entire product lifecycle.
Certified Integral CoachNew Ventures West
Integral Coaching is an ongoing, evolving methodology intended to be the most comprehensive response to human life.
Certified Professional Coach (CPC)iPEC - Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching
iPEC’s unique Core Energy Coaching™ process goes much further to uncover inner blind spots and cultivate new perspectives which support individual success on a sustainable level.
Coaching For Everyone Fellow, November 2021 – November 2022
Red Bull Amaphiko Innovation Fellow, July 2017 – July 2019
Starting Bloc Institute Fellow, February 2018 – February 2019
Red Bull Amaphiko Academy, July 2017
Warnock Foundation Social Innovator of the Year May 2017
Warnock Foundation Social Innovation Fellow October 2016 – October 2017
Cultural Innovation Fellow, Salzburg Global Seminar October 2016 – October 2017
Personal Development Coaching
*To be announced
Coaching and Consulting for Entrepreneurs
*To be announced