As a professional, I have over 15 years of experience in design management, design strategy, design research, design-thinking, brand communications, service design consulting and design practice. I managed and directed design teams both as an owner in Charlotte, NC, and as an operations director in Pittsburgh, PA.

As a researcher, I design tools that enable communities to "recommon" resources that are essential to their survival. I have worked with various collectives to gain perspectives on how to help them better intervene in social dilemmas. 

As an educator, I engage in theories & pedagogy on alternative economics, design-thinking, as well as technological innovations that explore the promises with as well as implications of technology.

As a speaker, I have led and participated in podcastsworkshops and conferences globally.

Education: I earned a BA with honors in Advertising/Design from Concord College, an MBA in Management from UNC Charlotte and a Ph.D. in Design from Carnegie Mellon University.