Work Experience

Self-Service Analytics Owner

  • Cargill
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • July 2021 - Present

Enable a global community of over 50,000 users to perform data preparation and data visualization using Power BI, Tableau, Alteryx, and KNIME. Set the strategic roadmap for these capabilities and platforms by collaborating with internal stakeholders across the organization, refining the product vision, and supervising implementation of solutions.

Partner with vendors to define the best ways to apply each platform to Cargills diverse set of use cases. Provide guidance and tools to help users find the best build patterns using SSA tools. Oversee and plan strategic onboarding and migration of existing work between tools as our data architecture evolves.

Key Project:

Alteryx Migration - Reduced license spend by $1.7 million annually by migrating to other more cost effective tools. I developed the migration strategy, led the change management campaign, and supervised & managed budgets for a team of migration consultants.

Owner & Principal Consultant

  • Corvid Analytics
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • November 2018 - Present

I own a solo analytics practice focused on providing small businesses with data & analytics services. I have experience providing services like spatial analytics, digital marketing analysis, and data strategy consulting.

Senior Self-Service Analytics Coach

  • Cargill
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • February 2020 - July 2021

Coach a community of 30,000+ users on analytics best practices, data supply chain, and how to present data to decision makers. Primarily support Alteryx, Power BI, and Tableau while also coaching best practices on our full analytics stack from data ingestion to end user experience.

Key Project:

Global Data Challenge - Co-led the Global Data Challenge, a 6 month internal competition focused on teaching our community how to create value with data. I organized and developed content for business training, hands-on analytics tool training, and our final showcase event. We had 2,200 participants from over 20 countries who generated over 140 data product ideas.

Senior Transportation Analyst

  • Cargill
  • Wayzata, MN
  • September 2017 - February 2021

Lead development of business analytics and self-service metric reporting for the North American region. Evaluate business needs and translate those needs into actionable KPIs, analytic projects, and data requests. Work with external and internal descriptive data to create prescriptive and predictive modeling. Communicate analytic insights across functional and business groups using data visualization, custom analytic applications, and other reporting methods to transform data from a collection of figures to easily understandable content.

Mentor and develop capability within the region on analytic tools and methods including Alteryx, Tableau, Microsoft Office, forecasting methodology, statistical analysis, and best practices for presenting analytic findings.

Key Project:

Brazil Truck Sourcing RFP - Worked on short-term assignment in São Paulo, Brazil teaching best practices and coaching our Latin American team on bid analysis during their first major truck RFP project.

Other Roles


Cargill

Senior Sourcing Specialist, Wichita, KS, September 2015 - September 2017

Logistics Analyst, Wayzata, MN, June 2014 - September 2015

Supply Chain Coordinator, Wayzata, MN, June 2013 - June 2014


UPS

Package Dispatch Supervisor, Eagan, MN, January 2011 - June 2013

Premium Service Provider, Minneapolis, MN, August 2007 - January 2011

Air Ramp Person, Minneapolis, MN, October 2006 - August 2007

Education

AA, Accounting Emphasis

  • Normandale Community College
  • Bloomington, MN
  • 2008 - 2010

Phi Theta Kappa, Deans List

Awards, Volunteering, and Leadership

KNIME Kninja

  • KNIME
  • Austin, TX
  • 2024

Streetcar Operator

  • Minnesota Streetcar Museum
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • 2014 - Present

Group Leader

  • Alteryx Transportation User Group
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • 2019 - 2021

Drum Major

  • University of Minnesota Marching Band
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • 2004

Eagle Scout

  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • 2003