Since joining Blackbaud 8 years ago, I’ve been involved purely within the various incarnations of Blackbaud Internet Services. During that time, I have moved from an Interactive Designer I to my current role as an Interactive Development Manager, managing a passionate group of creatives and developers. My career up this point has felt very organic; I have naturally grown in this sort of role, and feel privileged to be able to help manage such an amazing group. With that in mind, I in turn am growing the talent on my team to allow those with the will and determination to be more than simply an individual contributor the chance to be put in situation in which they can gain new experiences, recognition, and the chance to improve their soft skills in leadership and customer relations. These are the same sort of opportunities I was given in my career that have allowed me to grow and advance at Blackbaud, and now I am trying to pay that forward.
Outside of Blackbaud, my wife and I have a 2-year-old boy who is simply amazing. We try and do as many activities outdoors that we can as a family – camping, hiking, boating, fishing, etc. I’m an active volunteer in my local church, playing bass in the worship team. Finally, I am an avid homebrewer and have often found myself with the good problem of having far too much beer on hand.