Author: GSAdmin

Week of Zac Otero

Every week the GIF Squad tries to feature a person who we feel contributes to the Salesforce community #Ohana . This week the spotlight lands on ac Otero! Be sure to check out Zac’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

Title and Current Employer

Salesforce Lead at BKD CPAs & Advisors

Are you a User Group Leader?

No, but I’m a Planning Committee Member in Springfield Missouri

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (February 7, 2015 )
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator (October 6, 2016 )
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder (October 7, 2016 )
Trailhead

Currently at 23 (and counting!)

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Process Builder / FLOW – Because automation is fun!!

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Archived Activities

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Process Automation Specialist Superbadge

5 Fun Facts about Zac
  1. I was home-schooled
  2. I once worked in a popcorn factory
  3. I had very long hair for about 15 years
  4. I’ve played the drums since high school
  5. I’ve driven from Missouri to Alaska, three different times
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Einstein, because E=mc2.

Favorite GIF

 

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Week of James Chen

Every week the GIF Squad tries to feature a person who we feel contributes to the Salesforce community #Ohana . This week the spotlight lands on James Chen! Be sure to check out James’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

 

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (August 5, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder (September 10, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator (October 24, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant (December 8, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant (December 18, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I (May 14, 2016)
Trailhead

Currently at 123 (and counting!)

 

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Developer Console, a quick way to test simple soql statements and execute apex code.

 

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Meet as many people from the community as possible!

5 Fun Facts about James
  1. I am bilingual
  2. I speak three different dialects of Chinese
  3. I practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  4. I can cook
  5. I have visited more countries than I have visited states
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Einstein, we both love to use knowledge to make a positive impact.

Favorite GIF

 

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Week of Becka Miller

Every week the GIF Squad features a person who we feel contributes to the Salesforce community #Ohana . This week’s spotlight lands on Becka Miller! Be sure to check out Becka’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

 

Title and Company

CRM Architect at the Fury Group

Trailhead

Currently at 131, but want to hit 150 by the end of August. I love Trailhead! As a consultant, I not only need to know Salesforce, but also what is possible with Salesforce even if I am not an expert in that particular area. Trailhead helps me keep up!

Are you a User Group Leader?

Yes – Houston Pardot User Group and owner/organizer of the NW Houston Salesforce Saturday group

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (July 1, 2015)
  • Salesforce Certified Pardot Consultant (October 21, 2015 )
  • Salesforce Certified Pardot Specialist (April 1, 2017 )
Favorite Salesforce Feature

You may laugh because this is such a simple feature, but I really like list views! I love teaching sales reps how to use them to run their day better – what leads need to be contacted, who to follow up with – but they are also useful when I am trying to find out extensive re-mapping a field is going to be. Yes, you COULD do it with a report, but if it’s not too many records, List Views gives you inline editing, which is AWESOME!.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Definitely Quick Create – whenever I do an org update for someone, that is the first thing I remove because it doesn’t respect validation rules or required fields.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

For my groups: I had a goal to reach 50 users in our the Houston Pardot User Group this year, but we are at 60 now and we’re just heading into August! If we can get to 75 this year I’ll be ecstatic. I just started the Salesforce Saturday group in February and I’m so happy to have some Salesforce pals to hang out with, who motivate me to keep learning, & would love to see this group grow as well. As for my personal goals, I will be taking the App Builder cert exam this month, and next on the horizon (also for 2017) is the Sales Cloud Consultant exam…maybe by Dreamforce? Would love to be an MVP!

5 Fun Facts about Becka
  1. I have three TEENAGE daughters (19, 16, & 14)
  2. I need coffee to function!
  3. My husband Mark was in the USAF and we lived in Germany and Turkey when we were first married (27 years!)
  4. When we lived in Turkey, I worked for the State Department and had a top secret security clearance
  5. Thanks to VetForce, I was able to learn Salesforce & get Admin certified…now I can’t get enough!
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Astro, because he embodies the spirit of Trailhead I love so much and has a passion for helping customers learn Salesforce…just like me!

Favorite GIF

 

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Week of Christina Moore

Every week the GIF Squad features a person who we feel contributes to the Salesforce community #Ohana . This week’s spotlight lands on Christina Moore! Be sure to check out Christina’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

 

Title and Company

Sr. Salesforce.com Administrator P&G Professional

Trailhead

Currently at 104 and counting!

Are you a User Group Leader?

YES! Cincinnati Women in Tech

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (October 13, 2014)
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator (September 15, 2015)
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant (March 17, 2017)
Favorite Salesforce Feature

Process Builder, I love being able to do complex workflows without writing code.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Change sets – too much clicking back and forth to find the items needed for the change set. (need to be able to sort by create or modified date)

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Implement global actions for my org.

5 Fun Facts about Christina
  1. I am a dog foster and volunteer with the Stray Animal Adoption Program
  2. I love everything about the Beach & Ocean
  3. I am Scuba certified
  4. I have 2 daughters (8 & 20)
  5. I didn’t get certified until almost 5 years into my SFDC career
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

SASSY, because she was one of the first and has a little sass.

Favorite GIF

 

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Week of Kristen Putikka

Every week the GIF Squad features a person who we feel contributes to the Salesforce community #Ohana . This week’s spotlight lands on Kristen Putikka! Be sure to check out Kristen’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

 

Title and Company

Sign-Zone LLC, Salesforce Administrator

Trailhead

Currently at 21 and counting!

Are you a User Group Leader?

YES! Co Leader of the Minnesota Women In Tech

Favorite Salesforce Feature

I love reporting and dashboards. Data drives all business decisions and also helps determine which Salesforce projects we work on next.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Multi pick lists. They are a reporting nightmare.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Certification is happening this year. Also looking to grow the WIT and Salesforce Saturday groups. I have started working with flow and find the challenge fun.

5 Fun Facts about Kristen
  1. I used to be a driver for Lyft.
  2. I have 2 dogs, Topper and Jenny.
  3. I am the organizer for Salesforce Saturday in the Twin Cities.
  4. I am (was) an accidental admin and now it is my career.
  5. Cheryl Feldman was my first mentor.
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Cloudy. I can be stubborn at times. Especially when I know there is a better way, but I can also be nimble to changes when needed. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. I have made lots of lemonade.

Favorite GIF

 

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Week Of Michelle Regal

Every week the GIF Squad features a person who we feel contributes to the Salesforce community #Ohana . This week’s spotlight lands on Michelle Regal! Be sure to check out Michelle’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

 

Title and Company

Director of Operations, Now IT Matters

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (July 29, 2014)
  • Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer (October 13, 2014)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder (March 10, 2017)
Trailhead

Currently at 83 and counting!

Are you a User Group Leader?

YES! New Orleans Salesforce User Group

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Formulas because they extend the standard capabilities in so many powerful ways. It’s like coding for #AwesomeAdmins!

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

The recycle bin because I can’t access it from Lightning (yet)

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Get my Platform Developer I certification

5 Fun Facts about Michelle
  1. I live on an Air Force base
  2. I created my first database when I was 8 years old
  3. I’ve moved 20 times in the last 15 years
  4. I will dance almost anywhere, no music required
  5. In college, I majored in film
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Einstein because I love using data to predict the future!

Favorite GIF

 

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Week of Doug Ayers

Every week the GIF Squad tries to feature a person who we feel contributes to the Salesforce community #Ohana . This week the spotlight lands on Doug Ayers! Be sure to check out Doug’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

 

Title and Company

Senior Developer at GearsCRM

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer (June 12, 2015)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder (August 17, 2015)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I (August 21, 2015)
  • Salesforce Certified Integration Architecture Designer (April 5, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Development Lifecycle & Deployment Designer (April 8, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Identity and Access Management Designer (June 17, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Sharing and Visibility Designer (June 17, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Mobile Solutions Architecture Designer (June 24, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified System Architect (February 1, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Data Architecture & Management Designer (February 10, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Application Architect (February 10, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (February 10, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer II (April 28, 2017)
Trailhead

Currently at 29 (and counting!)

Are you a UserGroup Leader?

Yes, I have privilege of co-leading the Nashville Salesforce Admins & Developers Groups with Chris Kelley and Mark Morrison

 

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Just one? Honestly, it’s the Platform. Having built fullstack web apps for many years, developing on Salesforce with clicks or code is so fast, scalable, adaptable, and enjoyable. I simply love designing and implementing automation and logic on the platform! Invocable Apex for Process Builder and Flow is one of my favorite clicks+code combinations.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Quick Create in Classic; bypasses validation rules and not really customizable. Lookup fields in Lightning Experience are much more awesome-er =)

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Attend Dreamforce to connect with as many of the Salesforce #Ohana and my role models as possible. For 2018 I’d like to attend Destination Success and participate in Technical Architect mock review board.

5 Fun Facts about Doug
  1. Ironically, my first job out of college was to migrate a company from Salesforce to an in-house CRM.
  2. I was a beta tester for the Data Integration Specialist Superbadge for Trailhead.
  3. Most of my blog posts and open source projects draw inspiration from community questions on Twitter #askforce or Success Community.
  4. My guilty pleasure is Strawberry-Banana milkshakes. Yum!
  5. I agree with Bryan James, out of all the vehicles I have owned my favorite is my Chrysler Town and Country Minivan. Minivan enthusiasts unite!
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

I’d like to say warm, fuzzy, fun-loving Astro. My wife would say I’m more like a grumpy, stubborn goat 😉

Favorite GIF

 

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Week of Jessica Louttit

Every week the GIF Squad features a person who we feel contributes to the Salesforce community #Ohana . This week’s spotlight lands on Jessica Louttit! Be sure to check out Jessica’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

 

Title and Company

Salesforce Administrator TIDI Products, LLC

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (March 4, 2015)
  • Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer (August 28, 2015)
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator (January 25, 2016)
Trailhead

Currently at 103 and counting!

Are you a User Group Leader?

YES! Detroit Women in Tech

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Too many to choose! I love the Process Builder and Workflows.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

No control over quick create for contacts within contact roles. It is hard to enforce data quality.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Continue to learn and grow. I would like to gain more experience integrating with other databases such as ERP’s.

5 Fun Facts about Jessica
  1. I have two wonderful little boys
  2. I am a vegetarian
  3. I love running
  4. I love tech
  5. I am addicted to Salesforce!
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Astro, because he is so cute!

Favorite GIF

 

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Week of Randi Thompson

Every week the GIF Squad features a person who we feel contributes to the Salesforce community #Ohana . This week’s spotlight lands on Randi Thompson! Be sure to check out Randi’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

 

Title and Company

President & CEO, Imagine If, Inc.

Certifications
  • None yet! 2017 intention!!
Trailhead

Currently at 61 badges (and counting!)

Are you a User Group Leader?

No – though I do help with the Twin Cities WIT UG!

Favorite Salesforce Feature

I’m torn between Kanban and Path. Kanban because it makes user data updates easy and visually appealing. Path because it’s easy to set up & maintain over a PPT document. But really, it’s nearly unlimited ability to customize that is my favorite feature!

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Tasks. LOL! They’re just so difficult to include in automation rules, imports, etc. I wish we had more flexibility to work them into all the processes that work just fine for other objects.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017
  • Pass the Admin 201 Certification
  • Attend Dreamforce ’17
  • Attend MidWest Dreamin ’17
  • Attend WITSuccess!
5 Fun Facts about Randi
  1. I do an excellent gorilla impression.
  2. I own an impressive collection of power tools.
  3. I’m completely enamored by quantum physics.
  4. I’m only slightly ashamed that I thoroughly enjoy a game of Cards Against Humanity.
  5. I can’t sing or hold a tune – but I enjoy Karaoke all the same!
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

I have to admit to not identifying with a mascot – though Appy and Astro ARE my favorites. But they’re all ridiculously adorable.

Favorite GIF

 

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Week of Paarth Jolly

Every week the GIF Squad features a person who we feel contributes to the Salesforce community #Ohana . This week’s spotlight lands on Paarth Jolly! Be sure to check out Paarth’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

 

Title and Company

Salesforce Consultant (Freelance)

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer (May 29th, 2015)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I (May 29th, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder (September 20th, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (May 6th, 2016)
Trailhead

Currenty at 120 badges!

Are you a User Group Leader?

YES! Chandigarh Developer User Group

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Change Sets and Process Builder are the things I love working and exploring day by day .

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017
  • Virtual entrepreneur
  • 3 Salesforce certifications
  • Grab an SFDC99 t-shirt and a selfie with David Liu
  • Graduation finally
  • IndiaDreamin ’17 ( Selfie with Amy )
  • MVP
5 Fun Facts about Paarth
  1. I prefer PlayStation over sleeping (Fifa 17 and Don Bradman).
  2. I spent 14 years of education in Hostel
  3. I love to write especially Salesforce Blogs ( https://webothcode.wordpress.com, http://blogs.paarthjolly.org)
  4. Cristiano Ronaldo Forever
  5. I am pursuing my college degree and also working ( started working at the age of 19 ).
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Astro – I literally love that mascot and hope to get one soon!

Favorite GIF

 

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