I was born in Hawaii, lived in Japan during my childhood, went to Illinois to study engineering but switched my major to music part way through. Was active as a professional musician for while, but things have come full circle and I'm now back in the world of tech, trying to make improvements to both industries at the same time. Have been active in the tech world in product management, data, and writing/blogging ever since.
Projects for 2016: Time Segmentation Tools for Content Targeting
|Product Manager, Data Engineer at YourSports (2014-Present)|
- Was successful in implementing several upgrades to our data acquisition processes through the addition of a web-based admins utility tool that allows for universal access/updates. Project lead for data acquisition-to-import projects.
- Project lead in the "YourSports X" project: All things related to non-sports data.
- Handling of API and SEO optimization strategies/products. The company is currently developing it's own API, for the development of products and services in the near future.
|City of Santa Monica, Web Development Team|
|Web Developer/Designer, Content Editor (2013)|
|University of Southern California: Digital Imaging Lab|
|Digitization Technician and Archivist (2011 – 2013)|
|University of California, Los Angeles: Southern Regional Library Facility|
|Digitization and Project Coordinator (2011 – 2013)|
Primary technician for UCLA’s digitization pilot project. Machine was designed to integrate digitization processes with metadata generation, management, and distribution. Duties included bug-testing, workflow experimentation, image quality assessment, documentation/reporting, and database management.
First year was largely spent on debugging, in the second year (and beyond) the machine was utilized in various digitization projects affiliated with the university. Conservation work was done on older and/or damaged materials.
UCLA/OCA Project Coordinator (2007-2009)
Coordinated activities between Internet Archives (IA) and UCLA for the Open Content Alliance (OCA) project. Other duties include training and supervision of student workers, management of content metadata, and conservation work on older books.
Product School: San Francisco
Product Management Certification, 2016
University of Southern California
Musicology, PhD Candidate, 2011-2013
California Institute of the Arts
Music Composition-Performance, MFA, 2007
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Music Composition-Theory, BA, 2005
Engineering Major Prior to Music
|City of Santa Monica|
|Web Developer and Designer, City of Santa Monica, Community and Cultural Services (2013)|
|Web Developer and Designer, Cardborigami.org (2013)|
|Web Designer/Developer, Technical Editor (2013), Resonance: Interdisciplinary Music Journal|
|Founder, Web Developer (2013), Tangerine Music Labs|
HTML, CSS, WordPress
XML, ASP.NET, PHP
MySQL, SQL, Python (Data Admin/Analysis)
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Audition, Premiere, Video Workshop, etc.)
MadCap Flare, Adobe Framemaker
Audio Engineering (Audition, Audacity, ProTools)
Sharepoint, Microsoft Office, Excel, Powerpoint
Prototype/Experimental Product Testing
Search Engine Optimization
Social Media Promotion/Interaction
Research (Academic, Technical, Journalism)
Public Speaking and Presentations
Librarianship and Information Systems
Bilingual Japanese/English: Reading, Writing, Spoken
Lean and Agile Software Development
Ritual and the Productive Community
The Rhythms of Information: Flow-Pacing and Spacetime
The Design of Crash-Only Societies
Let's Play! Narrative Discovery vs. Expert Guides
Technopaganism and the Newer Age
Kofax Express Manual (USC, 2013)
Kodak Capture Pro 4.0 Documentation (USC, 2012)
Stokes Machine Documentation (UCLA, 2009)
The Ethics of Online Piracy: Hollywood vs. Silicon Valley (2012)
For any job/project inquiries, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.