“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.”
— Steve Jobs
I am someone who takes pleasure in solving problems, sharing information, and helping other people live and work more productively. I like knowing about a lot of different things and applying what I know. My blessing (or curse) is that I am unable to take anything at face value. I invariably ask, “Why?” and there is no answer that I hate more than “because we’ve always done it that way.” I want to find the best way to do things. Or the most efficient way. Or the way that makes things easiest for the most people. I love the challenge of an unsolved problem and the process of finding solutions.
By profession, I’ve been an eLearning developer, instructional designer, writer, librarian, salesperson, web designer, and business owner. As a volunteer, I’ve been a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, a social media coordinator. run campaigns for candidates, and served on school improvement teams and district committees.
If you want to know more about my background, check out my LinkedIn profile.
A few of my favorite things: Classic Hollywood movies, the BBC, The New Yorker, history, theater, books, visual literacy, England, popcorn, road trips, trains, and technology.