About Me

I live in Reno, Nevada, where I was born and raised. I am currently a Business Intelligence Analyst at Bristlecone Holdings, a high-growth financial technology startup in Reno. Surrounded by a team of innovated and intellectual individuals, I am challenged daily to perform at the highest level to push the company forward. Our company believes in making strategic decisions that are data-driven, which is where I come in. With Tableau, I get to build dashboards and data visualizations that are used by our CEO and the entire executive team to make smarter, data-driven decisions.

My primary tools for data analysis and business intelligence include Tableau Desktop 9.0, Tableau Online and Microsoft Excel. I am a Tableau Desktop 9.0 Qualified Associate, and working towards Tableau Desktop 9.0 Certified Professional. I am also currently developing my skills in SQL, with plans to learn R, Python and the Tableau Data Extract API.

Bristlecone is where my career started in business intelligence and data analytics, but working for a fast-growing startup gives me the opportunity to build a variety of other skills, including: Leadership, project management, product development, financial reporting/analysis and investor relations, just to name a few.

I attended the University of Nevada, Reno where I studied business administration, with a major in economics. While I was a student, I was also involved in a couple of organizations where I held multiple leadership positions: Sigma Nu greek fraternity and the Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity. I was also a recipient of the College of Business Outstanding Senior award (2014) and the Sierra Nevada Region Collegian of the Year (Delta Sigma Pi -2014). Lastly, I volunteered my time with TEDx University of Nevada 2014, and served as co-emcee of the event and as a program committee member where I helped finalized the 2014 speaker lineup.

You can learn more about my professional skills and experience here.

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“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”
-Charles Darwin

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