Event Organizing Committee

  Candace Faber   Candace is an experienced strategist and communications expert with more than 12 years of experience across sectors, with a focus on startups, new initiatives, and leveraging technology to achieve major impact goals. She is named one of Seattle's most influential people by Seattle magazine, nominated for Geek of the Year by GeekWire, and has spoken at events like TEDx, the Facebook Design Lecture Series, and Creative Mornings. Her work has been featured on numerous television and radio programs, NPR, Fast Company, and the Washington Post, among others. She currently serves as the lead organizer for Puget Sound World Usability Day and on the board of theater company Copious Love.

Candace Faber

Candace is an experienced strategist and communications expert with more than 12 years of experience across sectors, with a focus on startups, new initiatives, and leveraging technology to achieve major impact goals. She is named one of Seattle's most influential people by Seattle magazine, nominated for Geek of the Year by GeekWire, and has spoken at events like TEDx, the Facebook Design Lecture Series, and Creative Mornings. Her work has been featured on numerous television and radio programs, NPR, Fast Company, and the Washington Post, among others. She currently serves as the lead organizer for Puget Sound World Usability Day and on the board of theater company Copious Love.

  Kevin Schumacher   Kevin leads a world-class design team in Disney. His career has been quite diverse and spans more than 20 years. He built and ran his own design company for 3 years; 5 years were spent designing enterprise-level interfaces for the media industry; and for 7 years he built award-winning applications and websites for the travel technology sector. He is passionate in sharing his skills and knowledge to people who are aspiring to breakthrough in the UX space. Kevin is overseeing the sponsorship and finances for the Puget Sound World Usability Day.

Kevin Schumacher

Kevin leads a world-class design team in Disney. His career has been quite diverse and spans more than 20 years. He built and ran his own design company for 3 years; 5 years were spent designing enterprise-level interfaces for the media industry; and for 7 years he built award-winning applications and websites for the travel technology sector. He is passionate in sharing his skills and knowledge to people who are aspiring to breakthrough in the UX space. Kevin is overseeing the sponsorship and finances for the Puget Sound World Usability Day.

  Michael Berg

Michael Berg

 
  Joshua Baker   Josh has recently completed his Master of Science in Human Centered Design from the University of Washington and has a background in visual design. He is extremely talented and showcases leadership qualities. He is primarily responsible for designing the visual assets for the conference . Moreover, Josh has been instrumental in establishing partnerships and getting sponsorship from various organizations.

Joshua Baker

Josh has recently completed his Master of Science in Human Centered Design from the University of Washington and has a background in visual design. He is extremely talented and showcases leadership qualities. He is primarily responsible for designing the visual assets for the conference . Moreover, Josh has been instrumental in establishing partnerships and getting sponsorship from various organizations.

  Flora May dela Cruz   Flora is a technology enthusiast and a design advocate who spent 7 years championing customer success. After completing her bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering where she had the opportunity to develop an emergency system, she worked as an IT Specialist in IBM and was quickly promoted to manage the country-wide operations of IBM Technical Support Services in the Philippines. Recently, she completed a short term certificate in User Experience. With Puget Sound World Usability Day, she is responsible for designing the website, managing digital contents in social media, and coordinating volunteers.

Flora May dela Cruz

Flora is a technology enthusiast and a design advocate who spent 7 years championing customer success. After completing her bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering where she had the opportunity to develop an emergency system, she worked as an IT Specialist in IBM and was quickly promoted to manage the country-wide operations of IBM Technical Support Services in the Philippines. Recently, she completed a short term certificate in User Experience. With Puget Sound World Usability Day, she is responsible for designing the website, managing digital contents in social media, and coordinating volunteers.