Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon


Productive Happiness

(Read the Brief)

University of Portland


The Beatitude of Insight

Cool Couve


What the heck is UX?

(Click to View)

Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon


Making the Switch: a panel discussion

Part of the 2021 “Resilience: Building Online Exp. to Adapt and Thrive” series

Portland Fashion Institute

Jan 2021, Sept 2021, Jan 2022, Sept 2023, March 2024

Storytelling for Business

Clark College

2020, 2021

The Meeting in Room 404

Clark College

2019, 2020

Reflections on a UX Career

University of Portland


User Experience + Games

Western Oregon University



Getting real work done amidst corporate chaos

(Lecture and Workshop)



Mindful Games:

The role of games in culture, UX, and cognition

(Click to View)

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network


The Business of Games

(Panel Moderator) (Click to Listen)



Welcome to the Ludic Century

Intel IT Technical Leadership Conference


A Fool and Their Money:

The Rise of Gamification

Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon


Room to Grow:

UX, Antifragility, and Live Action Games

Part of the 2015 “Gamefully Employed: Innovation at Play” series

Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon


Authentically Kick-Ass

Part of the 2013 “Quantifying Kick-Ass” series


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Certified Scrum Product Owner


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2009 – 2012

Bachelor of Science – Industrial Design (3.5)

Graduation Speaker

Art Institute of Portland Dean’s List (Jan 2011)

Member of the Ai Team at Mt. Tabor Adult Soapbox Derby (2011)

Recipient of the Winter Scholarship (Dec 2010)

Northwest Career Colleges Federation Certificate of Appreciation

President of the Ai Portland Honor Society (2010 – 2011)

Treasurer of Ai Portland IDSA Student Chapter (2009 – 2011)

Treasurer of Ai Portland Student Government (2010 – 2011)

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2000 – 2005


Bachelor of Arts – English (3.57)

Teaching Certification – Grades 6-12
Certificate – Human Relations
Minor Coursework – Playwrights’ Workshop

University of Iowa Dean’s List (Jan 2002-May 2003 and Dec 2004)

Member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Member of Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society & Professional Association in Education

Member of U. of Iowa Golden Key International Honor Society

National Dean’s List  2003-2005

Treasurer and Co-founder of University of Iowa Freethinkers

President and Founder of University of Iowa Other Sports Group

Guest at the Finkbine Dinner and Award Ceremony (May 2005)

Co-founder and visual designer of PAVE literary online journal

Featured Playwright at U of I Art Museum 10-Minute Play Festival

Contributor at No Shame Theater