In 2002, after accepting the very generous Mary Baker Russell music scholarship, I moved to Tacoma, WA to study music education and performance at Pacific Lutheran University (Attaway Lutes!). I refocused my studies from music to computer science to (finally) Information Systems Management, a Business Administration concentration. In March 2005 I left my job as the PLU Bookstore Webmaster to participate in an internship at Retail Management Solutions. After graduating in 2006, I joined RMS team as a full time employee.
Over the last 15 years at RMS, I’ve migrated from an intern position, to Production Specialist, to Implementation Manager, to Director of Operations. Today, my daily role at RMS keeps me more than busy, but in my free time, I try to be outdoors as much as possible. Long distance cycling and backpacking have become my go-to workouts/hobbies. I’ve recently taken on (amateur) mountaineering too! Having ridden my bike from Seattle to Portland and Vancouver BC to Whistler, I thought earning my “Summit a Mountain” merit badge would be a good way to round things out. An unplanned July blizzard kept me from the top of Mt Adams in 2019, but I’m pretty confident I’ll plant my flag on my next trip in Summer 2020.
I’m always ready for the next challenge, but when my lazy bones are acting up, I definitely make room for some video game time too.