I am a high-level thinker, focusing on strategy and implementation. I have experience in business planning, work-flow development, product design, services design, project management, business analytics, and the planning of organizational structures. I have worked in the retail, education and training, and nonprofit sectors. I have also worked with archives and libraries.

Many of my projects have revolved around the use-of or development-of information based products, necessitating skills in data management and life-cycle management. I have worked as team lead and on distributed teams. I seek out collaborations with subject-matter experts to create collaborative creative works with broad impacts. To add spice to the mixture, I often seek out technical collaborations in minority language or script contexts or collaborations where contract law and legal frameworks require thoughtful consideration.


  • Language Documentation
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Language Resource Discovery
  • Orthography Usage
  • Tone in Orthographies
  • Accessibility & Usability of Research Data
  • Interaction Design
  • Minority Language Text Input


  • PhD in Information Science, (Started 2022)

    University of North Texas

  • M.S. in Library Science, (Started 2022)

    University of North Texas

  • Master of Nonprofit Managment, (2024)

    University of Oregon

  • M.A. in Linguistics, 2021

    University of North Dakota

  • B.A. in German, 2007

    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


Corporate & Personal projects

Open Language Archives Community Research

A detailed look at information structure and technology issues in the OLAC community.

Privacy Policy Framework

A research undertaking at the U of O to look at privacy policy within the United States and gaps in the framework as it is experienced in Oregon.


A software oriented collaboration improving the ease of scholarly publication in linguistics.

Language Documentation Collections: Assessment and Recognition

We edited a special collection at the Journal of Open Humanities Data which addressed the issue of Language Documentation Collections: Assessment and Recognition.

Kainji Bibliography

An essential resource for anyone doing research in Kainji langauge speaking areas.

u̱t‑Maꞌin oral histories and narratives

A project collecting Narratives and wordlists from the various lects of the u̱t‑Maꞌin language.

Chepang annotated bibliography

Taking an interdiciplanary look at science and language.

RefLex User Interaction Design

Strategy, technology, and user interaction consultation about RefLex.

Business Maturity Canvas

Discussing the business maturity of an ongoing business idea and a business in operation is a frequent task of IDX. This canvas was designed to facilitate that conversation.

Dan Bibliography

An essential resource for anyone doing research in Dan langauge speaking areas.


Working within SIL’s Ideation and Experimentation incubator to produce a product which gives real time language use and valuation metrics derived from a graph based architecture of known relationships.

U̠t-Ma’in Lexicography

A collaboration with Becky Paterson to organize the various layers of U̠t-Ma’in linguistic data into a shareable resource.

An Awesome list of Software for Endangered Languages

A Github collaboration to index open source software for minority or low resource languages.

Linguistic Services Planning

We use the Business Model Canvas to develop the business case for various SIL service offerings.

SIL Communication Strategy Consulting

Strategy and technology consultation with SIL staff to develop interdepartmental communications strategy.

The minority language typing experience

How much work is it to type languages with tonal markers in their orthographies?

User Experience Consulting on

Worked with a team to bring modern features via Drupal 7 to the flagship website of SIL International.

Meꞌphaa and Sochiapam Chinantec Keyboards

Revolutionizing text input. We moved text input from being on a single OS via a non-unicode input method, to working on multiple OSes in Unicode.

Audio Digitization

SIL Americas Area project to digitize analogue audio mediums.

Photo Digitization

SIL Americas Area project to digitize photos documenting the people and the work of SIL in the Americas.

Text Digitization

SIL Americas Area project to digitize for electronic distribution many of its indigenous language resources in print mediums.

Usability & Language Resource Stewardship

This project seeks to make known issues in Language Resource Accessibility. It is primarily concerned with two facets of accessibility 1) the User Experience related to interacting with archived content; and 2) the aggregation of item level metadata about language resources in collections.


This project seeks to visually display patterns about languages as those visualizations relate to cartography.

Meꞌphaa Language Documentation

A collaboration with an experienced linguist. I contributed extensive metadata and technical audio-visual expertise a team of people from the USA and Meꞌphaa speakers.

Interdental approximant

An investigation and description of a rare and socially stigmatized speech sound where the tongue protrudes out of the mouth.


Classroom & Workshop leadership

Teaching Philosophy

Teaching Assistant University of North Dakota

Personal Trainer Apple, Inc.

  • One-to-One trainer: iLife, iWork & OS X

Classroom instructor It’s a Small World

  • Elementary German teacher, Festus, Missouri

Classroom Teacher Junior Achievement

  • Economics: St. John Newman Catholic School, Maryville, Illinois

ESL Classroom Assistant International Institute, St. Louis, Missouri


Highlights from my most recent employment history.



The LIS Education and Data Science Integrated Network Group

The LIS Education and Data Science Integrated Network Group

Apr 2023 – Nov 2023 Haverford, Pennsylvania

The fellowship was administerd by the Drexel University Metadata Research Center. I embedded with the Haverford College, Digital Humanities Department where we:

  • Built cool language learning tools
  • Used RDF data structures
  • Worked with the Greek language

Thomas Intern for Research, Scholarly Communication Infrastructure

University of Oregon Knight Library

University of Oregon Knight Library

Apr 2023 – Apr 2024 Eugene, Oregon

Within the context Open Access publishing:

  • Conduct an enviormental scan of SASS services platforms related to open access publishing
  • Implimentation options for digital libraries and repository software

Paul Evan Peters Doctoral Fellow

At the University of North Texas:

  • Research metadata schemas used in OAI-PMH networks
  • Publish findings
  • Research language identification in metadata records via information extraction and classification

Director of Market Research

Royal Protocol

Royal Protocol

Sep 2021 – Mar 2022 Eugene, Oregon

Within the context of a technology startup:

  • NFT Asset Description
  • Legal Policy Summary
  • Organizational Development
  • Provided project based input related to competing products and services, along with technology choice comparisons
  • Interview candidates for new positions
  • Completed weekly research reports at the behest of HR Director, COO, CXO, and CEO

Research Assistant in Consumer Data Privacy Law

University of Oregon

University of Oregon

Sep 2021 – Dec 2021 Eugene, Oregon

Within the context of grant funded research at the School of Journalism:


User Interaction Designer



Mar 2020 – Jun 2020 Paris, France

Within the context of grant supported work on RefLex:

  • Visualization continuity
  • Complex search design
  • User Interface simplification
  • Typography
  • Menu structure
  • Final report

City Council Candidate

City of Eugene

City of Eugene

Feb 2018 – May 2018 Eugene, Oregon, USA

Within the context of the public election cycle prior to November Elections:

  • Met all requirements for lawful candidacy.
  • Ran campaign to advocate land use change and open govenance (especially operations data).
  • Competed and debated in a three-candidate race.
  • Received 10% of all votes cast. Final vote split: 10/11/78
  • Archived Website.

IDX Innovation Analyst

SIL International, IDX Innovation Virtual Team

SIL International, IDX Innovation Virtual Team

Jan 2018 – Aug 2019 Eugene, Oregon, USA

Within the context of IDX Innovation’s mission:

  • Identify opportunities to create customers.
  • Describe, plan, and report on innovation projects.
  • Evaluated existing corporate projects for growth potential.
  • Identified data sources for business intelligence.
  • Directed data scientist operations in the development of queryable business intelligence systems for asymmetrical data.
  • Advise the Chief Innovation Development Officer.

Usefulness Engineer

SIL International, International Language Program Training

SIL International, International Language Program Training

Jan 2011 – Jan 2018 Dallas, Texas and Virtual Team

Within the context of SIL’s Training mission:


Assistant to the Americas Area Access Coordinator

SIL International, Americas Area

SIL International, Americas Area

Jan 2010 – Aug 2012 Dallas, Texas, USA

Within the context of SIL America Area Administration’s mission:

  • Performed the duites of site manager for the SIL Americas Area Archival Digitization Program.
  • Recruited, led, and supervised 12-15 people across three teams.
  • Consulted industry standards for best practices related to audio and video archiving.
  • Established archival quality digitization procedures for language documentation and minority language education materials.
  • Collaborated with SIL’s Language & Culture Archive to establish metadata schemas for audio and video materials, both for discovery and processing of materials through digitization work flows.
  • Managed several teams digitizing various carriers of language documentation and cultural artifacts: Photos, Books, Audio.

Assistant to the Americas Area Linguistics Coordinator

SIL International, Americas Area

SIL International, Americas Area

Jan 2010 – Aug 2012 Dallas, Texas, USA

Within the context of SIL America Area Administration’s mission:


Development Specialist



Jan 2008 – Dec 2019 Orlando, Florida, USA

Within the context of nonprofit operations:

  • Developed leads generating over $600,000 in revenue.
  • Managed a donor-based revenue goal of $40,000 per year.
  • Created and manage budgets with restricted and unrestricted funds.
  • Logistics planning and support.
  • Presented the organization’s mission and cause to donors.

Mac Specialist

Apple, Inc.

Apple, Inc.

Oct 2007 – Feb 2008 St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Working at Apple retail stores I:

  • Developed complete solutions based on customers’ specific needs.
  • Provided one-on-one training to customers on Apple products.
  • Created brand advocates by providing an amazing, personalized shopping experience to each and every customer.

Network Administrator



Jun 2007 – Aug 2007 Grand Forks, North Dakota

Working as SIL-UND staff I:

  • Set up and mothballed network hardware for summer program.
  • Managed FTP server.
  • Managed network users and guest devices, integrating with existing University network infrastructure.
  • Persisted educational data as required.
  • Advised the director on technology changes and new opportunists for integrating with UND technology services.
  • Oversaw student workers and managed project goals and tasks for student workers.

Mac Specialist

Apple, Inc.

Apple, Inc.

Oct 2006 – Dec 2006 Smithhaven, New York

Professional Certificates

Human Research Social-Behavioral-Educational Researchers

Meets the University of Oregon’s requirements for working with US federal funding and organizational policy related to Instutional Review Boards for projects working with human subjects in the social sciences.
See certificate

Professional Communities

Professional Affiliations & Technical Workgroups — past & present

Non-Government Organization

  • SIL International Intellectual Property Policy Team


Audio Archiving

Educational Metadata

Internet & Language Metadata


Family & Social fit

Marital Status

Strength Finder Themes

Belbin Team Roles

  • Resource Investigator
  • Specialist
  • Monitor Evaluator

Myers-Briggs Personalty Type

I usually vacillate on test between ‘E’ and ‘I’. Usually this means that the NT archetype is much stronger than the single value for ‘E/I’.

People I’ve Worked with

Mother Tongue Speakers


Master Story Teller

Scholars and Artists


Privacy Scholar


Postdoctoral Researcher in Journalism & Privacy


Postdoctoral Researcher




Director, Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing


Field Linguist


Software Programmer


Field Linguist


Digital Artist


Data Scientist


Digital Artist


Education Administrator




Linguistics Consultant


Phonetician / Director, NCSU Phonetics Laboratory


Field Linguist / Phonetician



Archivists and Librarians


Director, Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing


Language Archivist



Digital Artist


Data Scientist

Instructional Collaborators




Learning a language is almost as easy as forgetting a language. All skills ebb and flow with fluency in various seasons of life.

Language skills

Audio technologies

Microphones: Dynamic, Cardioid, Hypercardioid, Shotgun, Audio Boundary Microphones
Media Carriers: Reel to Reel Tape, Cassette Tape, CD, Microcassette, MiniDisc, Solid State Drives, DVD, VHS
Live & Studio Sound: Mixers (Behringer), Monitor and Speaker balancing

Visual media

Photography, Lightroom, Canon Cameras.

Metadata schemas, Dublin Core, Open Languages Archive Community (OLAC), Learning Resource Metadata Innovation (LRMI), VRA Core, MODS, OAI-PMH, JSON+LD, XML.

Digital tools

Operating systems: Linux — Ubuntu and Wasta, OS X/MacOS 10.6-10.12
Website hosting: WordPess, Drupal, Hugo, MediaWiki
Authorship & Scholarship: LaTeX, Overleaf, XLingPaper, Endnote, Zotero, Markdown, Google Apps
Marketing: MailChimp.
Coding: VS Code, Github, HTML, Bash
Other: Omnigraffle, Confluence, FLEx (Linguistic Lexical Data Managment).

Lesser experience with: ELAN, Praat, Audacity, WeSay, SayMore, Bloom, CSS, Python, MySQL, XML, Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, Pro Tools, FinalCut Pro.

Strategy games

Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne

Non-digital art mediums

Woodworking, Canvas (Painting, Melted Crayons), Sketching


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