I am a technology leader, educator, and researcher/practitioner, specializing in cloud and DevOps. I am proudly part of the information systems faculty at a major university, as well as an experienced professional. I have led technology strategy initiatives and teams in such diverse domains as convention and tourism, healthcare, manufacturing, higher education, and government. I am a lifelong student who strongly believes that education is the most powerful way to change the world. I grew up among the snow-capped peaks, industrious spirit, and brightest minds who inhabit the Silicon Slopes in Utah, and I remain inseparably coupled to its people and its spirit.