Tell us about where you work and what you do there.
I am an eCommerce Project Manager at Patagonia. A lot of my day-to-day work is overseeing the execution of projects that help improve the customer experience on our website. Mainly, I solve problems and knock down blockers for my team so that we can deliver projects on time and within scope.
How would you describe yourself?
I love the outdoors and spending my time in nature! I consider myself pretty lucky to live in Southern California, where it’s always 70 degrees and sunny. It’s completely different from where I grew up, as I was born and raised in North Carolina. When I’m not at the beach, you can catch me traveling across the country. I love immersing myself in other cultures, and exploring new spaces.
What do you think has been your biggest professional success so far?
Overall, I would say pivoting my career in technical project management to be more eCommerce-focused. Before joining Patagonia, much of my past experience was concentrated in web and app development, so taking this leap into the eCommerce space has been a bit of a shift in how I think, prioritize, and guide feature development.
Where do you find inspiration?
Typically early morning, where I can spend time admiring the sunrise.
Name an eCommerce brand you admire and why?
I’m a bit biased, but I have to say Patagonia. Patagonia’s investment in making a difference in saving the planet has changed the way I think and act as a consumer. A close second would be Away. I really admire their creativity, and the intention they put both into their website and product.
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What do you geek out over?
Interior design and designing spaces in general, whether digital or physical.
What's your guilty pleasure?
Garlic, cheesy fries, and chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.