Introducing geniusR

Introducing geniusR. A new R package for acquiring song lyrics as text data in a format "hardwired for tidytext". 🤘

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NH Data Director

NextGen America

April - November 2018

Database Administrator


June - August 2017

  • Maintained Oracle 11g & 12c databases
  • Automated daily reporting utilizing Linux & PL/SQL scripts
  • Analyzed & Optimized production queries
  • Managed DB versioning with Git, Gerrit, and Jenkins
  • Handled handover calls with offshore team

GIS Teaching Assistant

Plymouth State University

September 2016 - December 2017

  • Selected to assist in instruction of Introduction to GIS by faculty
  • Hosted out of class tutoring in GIS
  • Instructed data management, spatial analysis, and cartography

Spatial Data Analyst

Lakes Region Planning Commission

December 2016 - May 2017

  • Integrated 10 years of data into single organized structure
  • Created custom R package to read and manage traffic count data
  • Utilized R & QGIS to perform spatio-temporal analysis of NH Lakes Region Traffic Patterns
  • Compared state to regional traffic & presented results

Curriculum Development Intern (R-Finance)


May - September 2016

Salesforce Administrator Intern

American Student Assistance

January - May 2016

  • Developed new Salesforce sales pipeline for SALT that lead to improved lead conversion efficiency. Created custom reports and dashboards to enable informed decision making for sales team.

Media & Marketing Intern


January - March 2015

  • Working out of the Harvard Innovation Labs, I, along with the two founders of TarDisk, prepared the company launch. I designed, coordinated and executed their Kickstarter campaign (which became a staff pick). The campaign raised $128k ($32k goal), recieved $100k of credit from Google and led to an attempted acquisition by Dropbox.


  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing / Text Mining
  • Data Wrangling
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Imagery Analysis / Remote Sensing
  • Spatial Analysis


  • R
  • Python
  • SQL
  • Git
  • Linux / Shell Scripting
  • ESRI ArcGIS Suite
  • QGIS



Letters to a layperson

Educating myself on things I really ought to know by now in language I can understand.

Boston useR presentation (2018-07-15)

Presentation for Boston useR group July 7th, 2018.


A new R package for acquiring song lyrics in a tidy text format :metal:.