I have more than twenty-five years of SAP experience. My SAP career began when I worked at Pennzoil
and had the opportunity to move from a financial analyst position to the SAP implementation team.
While most CPA / cost accountant / financial analyst types might take a position on the FICO team, not
me. Having worked with the motor oil packaging plants, I found the manufacturing and inventory
management processes fascinating and still do. Having an accounting background is a bonus in that I
understand why inventory transactions and manufacturing cannot work without financial integration
From my first role on the Operations team for consumer products, I’ve expanded my knowledge to
include Warehouse Management including integration with robotic equipment, Purchasing, Repetitive
Manufacturing, Discrete Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Plant Maintenance, and Quality
Management. I have been blessed to be part of international template rollouts for a large beverage /
food company and was an integral part of the Center of Excellence build for them. Along the way, in
addition to consumer products projects, I’ve worked on pharmaceutical, chemical, life science, and
underground furniture projects.
I believe the customer should be part of the SAP solution. As an SAP consultant, I look to the customer
to help me understand the business processes. In turn I teach the customer how their business
processes fit within SAP and if the business process could be made better, it should. There is no reason
to take a bad business process, slap a bow on it, and call it good. I believe that SAP has a good solution
and fits well for the most part and if I take the time to teach the business how to use SAP better, we all
benefit. I treat all members of projects with respect. I also like to learn something new every day and
consider it a great day when I do.
When Matt, Tess, and I founded NB Consulting, it was because we found each other similar in our work
product and our beliefs that the client deserved consultants who cared about the solution the client
receives. For every project where we are project members, we believe the customer deserves a
sustainable solution that is easy to understand and solves for that customers’ business needs. We want
the client to think of us as a part of a great working team.
When not working on SAP projects, I enjoy woodworking with my husband. He and I have an Alaskan
sawmill (a 62-inch bar on a Stihl 880 chainsaw is the biggest one). We live in Texas and have not yet cut
down a single tree but have been given trees bound for fires or mulch piles. While we are still novices,
we have managed to fashion some slabs into beautiful tables of various sizes and charcuterie boards.
The wood working lets me be creative. The oldest live oak tree slab we have worked on to date was 400
years old and was a big tree before the US was a country. Another favorite activity is sitting around
campfires (from our wood scraps) on peaceful cool nights in Southeast Texas listening to my family,
frogs, coyotes, and the occasional wild hog.