This is the next interview in a new series in which we ask our unique and diverse Datasource Consulting staff to share a bit about themselves, both professionally and personally. We're amazed and inspired at their talents, hobbies, and aspirations, and we hope you are, too!
Name: Angie Russell
Title: Senior Solutions Architect
Years with Datasource: 1
Total Years Industry Experience: 32
Current Home City: Castle Rock, CO
Tell us about your experience with Datasource Consulting (DSC), including types of projects and positions held:
So far at DSC, I've consulted for a marketing group to enhance a Data Warehouse and build marketing reports and analytics, assessed a credit union for Data Governance implementation, performed a Product Architecture assessment at a healthcare product company, and performed a Lift and Shift assessment for a financial institution on their Data Ingestion Engine.
Describe life at Datasource with three unique words.
Exhilarating, cultivating, flourishing
Tell us what you like most about working at DSC.
I enjoy the large variation of projects I have been engaged on in the last year. I am continuously learning and love to learn.
What challenges you the most and what motivates you the most at DSC?
I am most motivated by a happy customer. The challenges are to overcome obstacles to create that happy customer.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
I love golf, playing volleyball, and gardening
What is on your bucket list?
I would love to travel to Germany for Octoberfest.
What is your hidden talent?
We have a large garden and I can and pickle the excess produce. We have a great canned salsa recipe.
Do you have any phobias?
I am scared to death of heights and my three sons are avid rock climbers. It doesn’t make any sense.
Tell us why you fell in love with data.
I feel a great sense of satisfaction when I am able to show a customer insights I was able to glean about their company from their data. It is very gratifying when the light bulb goes off in a customer’s head and they become excited about the intelligence hidden in their data.