Digital Strategist and Partner at Four Kitchens
I am a Digital Strategist and Partner at Four Kitchens. I help organizations define and reach their goals using a combination of technology, creativity, and strategy.
My background in design, development, communication, and psychology provides me with unique insight into how people use technology: how we think, feel, interact, and form communities both off- and online. Recent awards for client projects include an Emmy, Stevie Award, Davey Award, AVA Award, and WebAward.
Since 1996, I have designed and built countless websites and written for, edited, and managed several online and print publications. In 2006, I co-founded Four Kitchens, a web design, development, and strategy consultancy. Four Kitchens’ mission is to change the world by setting knowledge free. We achieve this mission by working with open-source software and communities, choosing projects that advance human knowledge, and freely sharing our expertise with the world.
I have spoken at more than 45 conferences, including SXSW Interactive two years in a row. As an active member of the Drupal community, I regularly speak at and organize Drupal events all over the world. I have organized ten Drupal events, chaired seven DrupalCons, lead training sessions at four DrupalCons, and spoken at virtually every DrupalCon since they began in 2008. I have developed and contributed dozens of Drupal modules and themes, helped redesign Drupal.org, and served as the technical reviewer for two Drupal books published by O'Reilly. Most recently, I helped organize the Business Summits at DrupalCons Austin and Los Angeles.
The business leadership and progressive management philosophy I helped shape at Four Kitchens have garnered both local and national attention. Four Kitchens has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., BetaNews, Texas CEO, and Texas Tech Pulse to name a few. We were named one of the "Best places to work in Central Texas" by the Austin Business Journal in 2014, and I was a finalist for the Austin Under 40 Awards in 2015.