learning.com IT OPERATIONS MANAGER 

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES technical consultant

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Bachelor of Science

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA

MAJOR, HUMANITIES

MINOR, ACCOUNTING

CONCENTRATION IN ENGLISH

AGE: You tell me, and I might agree.

HOMETOWN: San Diego

CURRENT HOME: Tennessee

KEY TRAITS: Uber-organized. Reasonable. Dependable. Driver of change. Supporter of keeping things manageable.
CURRENT DISTRACTION: Turning a couple of my remaining dream destinations into trips. I am itching to visit Australia, Peru, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Alaska.

A LITTLE HOBBY: I like to redesign home interiors.

I appreciate today but welcome being a part of changing the trajectory of how people work & how companies operate in the future. I can dissect details & verbalize a vision.

Change is the only constant. I am a driver of action & execution and handling complex challenges & difficult situations while being optimistically perseverant.

Professional Experience

About Me

​​Agile Advocate. team builder. company owner. Get-'ER-Done girl. caretaker.

someone's something. Coffee ADDICT.

You may find me folding laundry, starting the coffee maker and feeding my dogs at the beginning of the day. You may find me with a lukewarm coffee on its 3rd refill and laptop on my hip, traipsing the hallways to the next meeting or Scrum event. You may find me propped up against a wall, calling and emailing business contacts while working three issues in chat. I have the daily privilege of bringing new worlds into focus, important issues to the forefront and positive change to people's work lives. Every day is go-go set of to-do's, can-do's and a "let's try" set of possibilities.

I've visited parts of the world I never thought I'd visit. I've seen & felt death and also escaped it. I've skydived, glided and dived to 150 feet. I am lucky and blessed in many ways. My life is a  journey of humbling hiccups and monumental moments. Let's keep moving forward. But first, let me grab a fresh cup of coffee for the road.

Quick Facts

Success is not often built solely on the efforts of one. I foster teamwork & a 'we can do this' mentality. It's true. Happy, smiling empowered people deliver business value more often.

Professional Skills

BLUE CROSS blue shield tENNESSEE  10/2016 - Present
team manager, field tool & ACTS Apps
  • Manage a 13-person development team skilled in .NET, C# and AngularJS to build web and desktop applications supporting Medicaid and Long Term Services and Supports community care and support coordinators and appeals and grievances workflows. 
  • Work directly with enterprise leadership teams to help define product requirements and build tactical & strategic roadmaps.

Team Builder

BLUE CROSS OF IDAHO  5/2012 - 9/2016
AGILE COACH / SCRUM MASTER (OTHER ROLES: SENIOR WEB ANALYST, PRODUCT OWNER, PROJECT MANAGER)
  • Assisted other in learning & implementing Agile & SAFe in a mixed framework corporate environment.
  • Coach & facilitate Scrum Masters, Product Owners and multiple development team in the adoption and practices of Agile principles.
  • Recognized by CIO as a top IT performer.

Forward Thinker

BODYBUILDING.COM PRODUCT MANAGER 


STONEHENGE RENTALS company owner 

Change Agent

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Tara Shay Vaughn


Professional Training

Various Certifications

CSM, CSPO, pspo

ITIL, MICROSOFT CERTs

PMP, PMI-ACP

SAFe agilist (sa)