I joined Dell back on Mar 24, 1997. Over the last 16 years I’ve worked in a number of different functional roles and business units. I started my Dell tour in Dell Americas Operations (DAO) as an “Assembly Technician”, I surely thought that my Military skills and experience would have loaned itself to a managerial role, but was so grateful for the opportunity that was presented I took the role as an entry-level Dell team member. While in DAO I worked in all facets of manufacturing from System Kitting to System Shipping. All the while challenging myself to learn more as well as looking at current processes for improvement. I found my niche in Training and Process Improvement which then landed me a role in DAO HR Learning & Development. As my HR peers grew and enhanced my skills and experience with all things HR, I found my love for Human Resource work. I then moved into an HRIM role supporting My Learning (SABA) and quickly realized that a global footprint was required to be successful in this new role and team. Our global My Learning team successfully deployed new governance, policies and procedures which allow us to pass CSA and ISO audits at 100%. My next growth move lead me from HR and back into the business operations world leading a team of enterprise tech support agents. I felt that this move was well needed to continue my growth in Dell. Although peers thought I was nuts for leaving HR. Again I found a new love for leading people as I did with HR! Now that I was able to validate leadership skills and traits learned in the military and HR as well as develop new skill and experience, I decided to move back into HR when the next opportunity opened. Leading me to my current role with the global talent management learning and development team where I could share everything I learning as a leader and HR representative with other leaders and team members.