Meet Our Team
Describe your role at Monsoon.
I’m the product manager here at Monsoon. My role is to collaborate with the entire organization to strategize and create our product roadmap, and then lead and manage those product initiatives from inception through rollout, and maintenance, while ensuring the product achieves business goals and maximizes business value.
What is the most interesting part of your job?
I think the most interesting part of my job is how dynamic it is. Being a subject matter expert of our products means that, in addition to leading the projects on our product roadmap, I’m pulled into discussions about our products with sales, marketing, client services, account management, and our executive team. These discussions often lead to even more insight into current and potential users.
What types of challenges do you face?
I think the biggest challenge I face is time. I have to carefully balance the amount of time I spend in discussions with the organization and users while maintaining focus on leading our product roadmap initiatives.
What are you currently working on?
I’m currently collaborating with the organization to plan our 2017 product roadmap as well as the designs for a product initiative to help users quickly and easily sell on the Amazon marketplaces that Monsoon Marketplace supports.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I spend a majority of my time outside of work with my dog, Cooper, exploring Portland, OR. Even though I’ve lived in Portland for over eight years, I feel like there’s always an opportunity to see something new. And those opportunities lend well to my hobby as a photographer. When Cooper and I aren’t out on an adventure, I enjoy pencil sketching, doing digital artwork, cooking and PC gaming.