Director of Marketing

Zyris, Inc.

May 2017 to present


Isolite Systems changed their name to Zyris, Inc. in March 2018 to reflect the company's broader commitment to elevate the dental experience for both patients and clinicians.

The company was founded to create positive dental experiences for both patients and clinicians. Dentists, dental assistants and hygienists at dental practices and clinics throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia are making their practices more productive using Zyris products while improving patient comfort and safety. Zyris' dental isolation family of products are used in millions of procedures each year by leading dental practices, schools, the military and public health facilities.

I was brought on board to bring modern marketing and data-driven, SAAS-based marketing techniques to make a meaningful impact to the company's marketing approach to accelerate growth. I'm leading and directing the marketing efforts to make this happen. This includes:

- Demand generation
- Digital Marketing: SEO, Paid Search, Social Media, Display, Retargeting
- Content Marketing
- Email Marketing
- Print Advertising
- Conversion Rate Optimization & A/B/N Testing
- E-commerce
- Branding: New brand execution, awareness, management
- KOL influencer program
- Analytics

Projects include:

  • Direct and lead the company's rebranding initiative
  • Direct and lead all marketing and external-facing activities related to a new product launch, including but not limited to: Pricing study, Communications and Media plan, Development of new product collateral, New product messaging, positioning and competitive analysis
  • Direct the development of a new corporate website
  • Development and execution of content marketing and social media strategy
  • Development of KOL program

Director of Marketing


October 2015 to May 2017


PicMonkey makes creative tools for photo editing and graphic design. I lead a seven person team to accomplish growth initiatives for international markets, mobile apps, SEO, PPC, social media, email and conversion optimization.

  • During my leadership, I’ve delivered meaningful improvements across organic traffic (+13%), paid search (+18%), social media (+8%) and email (+20%) channels
  • Leads have increased 7% through conversion optimization and landing page testing
  • Our app has surpassed 1.25M downloads in less than six months through our go-to-market strategy

Manager Lifecycle Marketing / LinkedIn

November 2012 to September 2015 is the leading online education platform. I was recruited to build their first Content Marketing program. Through demonstrated leadership & results, my role expanded to direct social media, SEO and B2B lead gen.

  • Established the first data-driven content marketing strategy for
  • Drove the overall SEO strategy that increased organic traffic by 37%
  • Grew consumer and enterprise leads across 12 product categories by 17%

Freelance Marketing Consultant


April 2012 to November 2012


Advised multiple tech companies on marketing strategy and product rollout plans. Projects included GTM plans, market sizing, messaging, campaign development, email strategy, SEO optimization, conversion optimization.

  • Performed market sizing, competitive & pricing analysis for multiple clients
  • Developed social media strategy for on line education provider
  • Guided the development and launch of a content marketing strategy for Wacom

Vice President of Marketing

onOne Software

June 2005 to March 2012


onOne builds software tools for photographers. As the first employee at this startup, I set and led the marketing strategy and product roadmap that has enabled the company to continue to thrive for over 12 years.

  • Exceeded quarterly revenue targets for 17 consecutive quarters
  • Led the product management team to ship 26 products
  • Defined product strategy & road map that grew revenue 12x over seven years

Director of Marketing

You Software

December 2003 to June 2005


You Software developed utilities for Mac and Windows users. I developed the marketing strategy that included product launches, product roadmap and messaging, press tours, trade shows, advertising and email marketing.

Product Marketing Manager


October 1999 to December 2003


Extensis makes software tools for graphic designers. I started as a Program Manager and was promoted to Product Marketing Manager to manage the product roadmap for the company’s highest grossing product line.

Made the jump from Durable Goods to Digital to follow my passion for all things tech and computer-related. I cut my teeth as a Program Manager, serving as the bridge between engineering and marketing, taking marketing's product requirements and writing functional specifications for the software engineers.

I was promoted to Product Marketing Manager and lead customer research to plan the product road map for the company’s highest grossing product line.

Analyst, Factory Manager, Developer


March 1995 to October 1999


At Nike, I made sure people got the shoes they wanted, when they wanted them. My path started in Inventory Control before being promoted to manage three footwear production factories outside of Jakarta, Indonesia. I spent two years in Indonesia and then moved to Thailand. After 12 months in Bangkok, Thailand as a Footwear Developer, I moved back to Oregon to continue working as a Developer at Nike Headquarters.

Municipal Finance Analyst

U.S. National Bank

March 1991 to March 1995


Performed research and analysis for the structuring of municipal debt programs for state and local government departments. Managed highly detailed projects that required 100% accuracy.