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My path through the professional world has been more scenic than most. Through it all I can’t deny how much I enjoy mucking around with data! I especially like leveraging with Tableau. Funnily enough, effective fiddling doesn't require much more than time, space, and WiFi.
I will be forever grateful for the years I spent sweating over servers to prep data for supply chain optimization models. While weekends were lost to failed data cleansing jobs and the stress might have stolen some years it was those tough times that taught me the most.
After I was done data cleansing, I spent time writing SQL stored procedures in "the dungeon" as part of a highly functional IT team. I then moved out to San Francisco where I would court high-profile clients with stylish dashboards designed to WOW their executive suite.
But over the years, all I really want to do is learn and share that knowledge.
Turns out you don't need a fancy office in an expensive town with an official sounding title to achieve this objective. In order to test this theory I moved clear around the world to Australia where I would speak at Tableau User Groups (another gift), attempt to build a online course and do any data viz freelancing that came my way.
I am now a full-time digital nomad, consulting for clients remotely from whatever country is kind enough to have me.