In largely chronological order, these are things I’ve been paid to do in my forty-something years of life…


  • Bedding designer (age 7 and mentioned in the New York Times, see “Becky Young”)


  • Babysitter
  • Restaurant cashier, hostess
  • Landscape architect exam proctor
  • Clothes steamer at new retail shop in the mall, when malls were still things
  • Summer camp counselor
  • Photo store associate
  • Art supply store associate
  • Student photo lab worker


  • Student worker in university office
  • Music store assistant manager
  • Teaching assistant
  • Staff at a group home
  • Jewelry designer
  • Ski and snowboard instructor and hostess again
  • Peace Corps volunteer
  • Temporary office worker
  • Underwriting rules developer
  • Guest photography teacher
  • Photojournalist

Into the Thirties:

  • Wedding and family portrait photographer
  • Middle school art teacher
  • High school Spanish teacher
  • Underwriting rules developer again!
  • Blogger


  • Scrum + workshop facilitator
  • Technology consultant (employee)
  • Technology consultant (self-employed)
  • Technology consultant (employee – current state)