My Career has been Defined by Twin Passions.
For the past 15 years I’ve provided technical recruiting excellence for some of the world’s most powerful and admired brands including Microsoft, Nintendo, Disney and Amazon. My approach combines my passion for technology that has excited me since childhood, and a commitment to people seeking careers they love and are rewarding.
A Love Affair with Technology Since Childhood.
I am a lifelong techie, cutting my teeth on an IBM PCjr, teaching myself BASIC coding as a kid, playing classic games and exploring message boards with old dial-up modems. In my teens I built apps using HyperCard and learned Pascal. I get tech because I live it and love it.
Recruiting at a Higher and Personalized Level.
My first taste came by hiring most of the employees for a start-up; I loved it and realized I’d found my career path and naturally focused upon technical recruiting. I’ve complemented that supporting other disciplines including HR, finance, marketing, communications, business intelligence, data science, computer vision, machine learning and legal. I have even hired an airplane mechanic!
Continual Learning Building a Diverse Skill Set.
A hunger to learn and expand my skills has rewarded me with capabilities and perspective to better serve candidates and clients. Bringing more to the job with added expertise in online marketing, creative design and layout, branding, training and implementation. Employee referral drives, international/domestic hiring events and engineering community engagement are some of the ways I’ve been able to diversify my toolbox.
Anchored by values.
Helping people find career opportunity to bring out their best and satisfies them professionally makes every placement rewarding. We may be immersed in technology, but we’re also striving to build great products and succeed.
January to November 2011
March 2015 to present
Senior Technical Recruiter
Nintendo of America, Redmond, WA
I recruit for the following organizations at Nintendo.
Business Analysis and Planning
Nintendo Software Technology (Game Studio)
RETRO Studios (Game Studio in Austin, TX)
February 2012 to March 2015
Senior Technical/Events Recruiter
Amazon, Seattle, WA
I was both a sourcer (Feb 2012 – September 2013, including a six month initial contract period) and an events recruiter (September 2013 – March 2015) during my time at Amazon.
As a sourcer:
I was responsible for recruiting senior engineers and people managers for the Amazon Device Software Team in Seattle, Sunnyvale and Boston. Our products include Kindle e-readers, Kindle tablets, Fire Phone, Fire TV and Echo.
Sourced 30 hires January through September of 2013 including sourcing 3 Directors (L8), 2 Senior Managers (L7) and 15 Senior (L6) ICs and managers.
As an Events Recruiter:
My role was to organize and plan events as part of our recruiting strategy. I focused on three types of events: Hiring blitzes, networking events and MeetUp Groups. I did this for our Seattle and Boston offices and partnered with a peer for events in Sunnyvale.
Average cost of a new hire via my events ranged from $1500 – 5000.
We made 45 hires over a roughly one year period. Types of positions included SDE, SDETs, QAEs and TPMs.
The Walt Disney Company
I was part of a shared services team responsible for technical recruiting across multiple divisions of The Walt Disney Company. I recruited technical talent for multiple divisions of the company. Teams I recruited for were in the Greater Los Angeles area while I was based in Seattle.
• Hired 27 ICs and people managers with an average time-to-fill of less than 40 days.
October 2007 to January 2011
Staffing Consultant (Recruiter)
I owned staffing for two organizations consisting of approximately 600 individuals and up to 50 open positions at any given time. I was responsible for the strategy and execution of our online diversity marketing campaigns across Facebook, LinkedIn and SEM. I was also a contributor for jobsblog.com and was a facilitator for Microsoft’s new employee and new intern orientations.
Led the team in external hires in FY09 and exceeded our target for FY10
Facilitated New Employee and New Intern Orientation for as many as 250 people; my average attendee satisfaction score was 93%
My marketing initiatives (including diverse hiring) earned me a Gold Star Award in FY10 (awarded to five to seven percent of eligible employee population)
As a contributor for JobsBlog.com, wrote a three-part series which were three of the top five entry pages during the two most successful months in the history of the site
SME/Content owner for my division’s Global Career Site Landing Page
Member of the team responsible for driving the design and launch of pages on my division’s SEO/talent network site and other social sites
I was a contractor in the same group for six months before converting to FTE.
March 2006 to October 2007
Direct Placement Recruiter
Volt Technical Resources
I was on a team of contingent recruiters focusing on technical roles for companies in the Eastside.
Fifth highest billing technical direct placement recruiter nationwide
Exceeded the sales ($) average per recruiter fiscal year-to-date sales by 50%
December 2004 to March 2006
Director, Administration and Operations
I worked at this small technology start up wearing many, many hats.
Recruited all FTE and contract employees
Led all human resources, facilities, finance, customer service, marketing and sales functions
Collaborated with executive staff and facilitated senior management meetings
Reviewed, executed and managed company-related contracts; Administered payroll and benefits/insurance
Shoreline Community College
Select courses towards Bachelor's degree