A little about me...
I grew up in Ontario, was educated in Ottawa and cut my teeth in Vancouver. I joined Unbounce in 2013 as the second Product Designer and over the next 5 years got to learn a ton about technology, digital marketing, Saas, machine learning and my two disciplines: design and product management.
In addition to Unbounce, I took on the occasional freelance project to help pay for things like world-travel and student loans.
Post-Unbounce, I've gotten to work on some personal projects while also helping local startups build and validate their businesses. More importantly though, I've been working on my health. TL;DR: I'm fine now.
Aside from my 9-5s, I've started a few businesses that have helped me understand and experience firsthand the types of problems business owners and teams endure. They've not all been successful, but they've provided a ton of learning that I pull from to help solve problems and forecast future roadblocks.
The greatest edge that entrepreneurship has given me is the ability to see things more holistically. I don't think about how a problem impacts just the product, but also the sales, marketing, business and support sides of things. This means I'm hella "T-shaped".