About Me

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I didn't start out in analytics; my undergraduate degree was in psychology. When I entered the business world in 2003, I quickly found a niche in business communication: understanding the needs of the audience and crafting stories that connect with them. I rediscovered my high school affinity for computers, and a career in telling stories with data was born.

In 2010, while pursuing my MBA, I first used Tableau Desktop. I immediately feel in love with the beautiful visuals and intuitive dashboards it could create. Within 18 months I switched to a full-time job as a Tableau specialist and never looked back.

Over the years, I've built my expertise to include: 

  • A portfolio of over 50 examples of my work

  • Tableau Certified Professional: Tableau Desktop's most difficult certification, which covers both product features, visualization design, data storytelling, and best practices

  • Top Rating of VIP (Viz Insights Pro) on the Tableau Community Forum, having helped hundreds of users

  • Viz of the Day honor from Tableau Public

Telling great stories with data isn't just my job; it's my passion. And I love to inspire others to do the same: through discussions with teams, classes that I teach, and conversations in the data viz community on social media. 

Whether you’re highlighting the accomplishments of your team, looking for advice on dashboarding to make your metrics pop, or seeking to take your Tableau skills to the next level - I’m your go-to source. Contact me today to set up a meeting and find out more about what I can do for you.