Category: Week Of

Week of Faith Kindle

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 Faith Kindle!

You can connect further using the links at the bottom of this post!

Title and Current Employer

Senior Consultant, GearsCRM

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Certifications

  • Salesforce Certified Administrator August 3, 2015
  • Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Email Specialist August 17, 2016
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator March 13, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant June 9, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Community Cloud Consultant June 27, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant July 7, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Field Service Lightning Consultant August 22, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Consultant September 1, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder September 29, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Sharing and Visibility Designer October 19, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Integration Architecture Designer November 9, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Data Architecture & Management Designer December 4, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Development Lifecycle & Deployment Designer December 21, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Identity and Access Management Designer January 3, 2018
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I April 24, 2018
  • Salesforce Certified Application Architect April 24, 2018
  • Salesforce Certified System Architect April 24, 2018

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Currently at 134 badges and counting!

Salesforce User Group Leader?

Faith is co-organizer of the RI Developer group, who teams closely with the RI (Providence) User group for events. The small but growing local Ohanas join forces to learn from MVPs, enjoy TrailheaDX celebrations, and share Astro-nomical love.

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Faith’s overall favorite is automation: helping identify gaps and pain points in clients’ business processes and knowing exactly how Salesforce can come to the rescue. She loves hearing people complain and having an answer how “Salesforce can solve that!”

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Sometimes Salesforce sells ahead of what it can do well. Safe harbor and all, and development did usually catch up, but that can be very frustrating to a client at first.

5 Fun Facts about me:

  1. Has an Australian Cattle Dog “fur baby” who shepherds her around the house constantly.
  2. Mom of one very lovely little baby girl!
  3. Works from home for the best company in the world, GearsCRM. Absolutely LOVES her career and place of business! Grateful to Benioff and Salesforce every day.
  4. Aiming for her CTA. Hopefully in 2018 or 2019!
  5. Relaxes by: gardening, chillin with her amazing husband, playing with her baby, watching sci-fi, knitting, &/or plugging along Trailhead at her BadgeADay pace.

Most Identifies With This Salesforce Mascot:

Codey the bear, because he tends bonzai trees AND knows how to code.

Favorite GIF

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Connect with me:

The Trailblazer Community

Twitter

LinkedIn

 

Week of Manish Thaduri

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 Manish Thaduri!

You can connect further using the links at the bottom of this post!

Title and Current Employer

Salesforce Platform Specialist, Kalido

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Certifications

  • Salesforce Certified Administrator May 11, 2015

  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I July 12, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder August 21, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Email Specialist October 20, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant January 8, 2018

Trailhead

Currently at 110 badges and counting!

Salesforce User Group Leader?

Co-Leader of Salesforce Developer Group in Singapore for the past 2 years. Actively speaking and organizing events for the group.

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Process Builder – You control the sequence of updates than can be performed on an object, unlike workflow!

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

It is Marketing Cloud product! Currently, this platform isn’t fully matured but everyone is super keen on it. I think Salesforce can do and will do much better there.

5 Fun Facts about me:

  1. Watches a wide range of movies at home but falls asleep every single time! No exception. If you wanna watch movie with him, bring him to the cinema, never at home!
  2. Enjoys shopping as much as gals do. While men would sulk at one corner or secretly complaint about gals walking tirelessly, he seems to follow the saying, “If you can’t beat them, join them”
  3. Mumbles in his sleep – in English! While English is not his mother tongue.
  4. So adventurous that he did Sky Diving, Para Gliding. A Karate blackbelt holder but utterly scared of lizard, a crawling lizard. Runs out of the house if he finds one in his room. The house is either his or the lizard’s – they both don’t stay together.
  5. Enrolled in a fitness centre with hundreds of fitness classes available but chooses to do treadmill instead.

Most Identifies With This Salesforce Mascot:

Codey, because he loves to code! He builds, he makes, he enjoys. And Codey can give Huge Hugs like no other.

Favorite GIF

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Connect with me:

The Trailblazer Community

Twitter

LinkedIn

Blog: sfdcFanBoy

Week of Gemma Emmett

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 Gemma Emmett! Be sure to check out Gemma’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

Title and Current Employer

Solution Architect, Bluewolf

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Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator December 15, 2008
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator November 25, 2009
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant January 23, 2012
  • Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant May 17, 2013
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder May 16, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Data Architecture & Management Designer September 14, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Sharing and Visibility Designer September 21, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Email Specialist October 6, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Application Architect October 20, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I October 20, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Development Lifecycle & Deployment Designer November 3, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Integration Architecture Designer November 10, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Community Cloud Consultant November 26, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Identity and Access Management Designer December 24, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified System Architect December 24, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Mobile Solutions Architecture Designer March 19, 2018
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Currently at 279 badges and counting!

Salesforce User Group Leader?

Gemma is the leader of a community called Ladies Be Architects. She runs study groups and supports women who are aiming to become certified architects.

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Gemma loves working with process builder

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Being able to make fields appear and disappear based on certain conditions

5 Fun Facts about Gemma:
  1. She loves watching documentaries about royal British history and is particularly interested in the Cousins’ War
  2. Gemma has traced her family tree back to the 17th century
  3. Gemma has a keen interest in criminology
  4. Gemma LOVES Shakespeare and her favourite play is MacBeth
  5. Gemma once had a cigarette with Stephen K. Amos, a British comedian. She had no idea who he was until he arrived on stage!
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Gemma likes Cloudy, because goats are awesome

Favorite GIF
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Connect with this #WeekOf featured person:

The Trailblazer Community

Twitter

LinkedIn

Blog: Always A Blezard

Week of Kim Schaefges

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 Kim Schaefges! Be sure to check out Kim’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

Title and Current Employer

Senior Business Analyst at Configero

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (May 30, 2014)
  • Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer (August 28, 2014)
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant (March 31, 2015)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder (October 21, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Community Cloud Consultant (September 1, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I (October 26, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Development Lifecycle & Deployment Designer (March 15, 2018)
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Currently at 383 badges and counting!

Is She a Salesforce User Group Leader?

No, but she has been incredibly involved and instrumental in the NPSP Sprints.

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Declarative automation

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Well, that’s a loaded question!

  1. Better flow error messages.
  2. More community flexibility.
  3. Speed of loadtime on Lightning pages.
5 Fun Facts about Kim
  1. SchemaPuker Queen
  2. Loves flows!
  3. Mom
  4. School board member
  5. Champion of learning by doing
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Astro!

Favorite GIF
Be sure to connect with Kim on:

The Trailblazer Community

Twitter

LinkedIn

Week of Cynthia Saalfeld

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 Cynthia Saalfeld! Be sure to check out Cynthia’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

Title and Current Employer

Salesforce Administrator for O’Reilly Media

 

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (September 13, 2014)
  • Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer (September 20, 2014)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder (December 17, 2015)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I (November 12, 2017)
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Currently at 122 badges and counting!

Are you a Salesforce User Group Leader?

YES! I run the Marin County Salesforce User Group

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Shared Calendar and List View’s Wrap text = more Productivity for the end users.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

I can’t list any least fav feature at this time, but I’m stoked to experience the seamless integration between Salesforce Lightning and Quip and Gmail, Hangouts Meet, Google Calendar, Drive, Docs and Sheets.

5 Fun Facts about Cynthia
  1. I’m Brazilian
  2. I know my wine and am a dark chocolate connoisseur
  3. I’m an avid hiker
  4. I’m a jazz aficionado
  5. I’m a Salesforce advocate!
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Likely Codey, I want to dive in and get things done!

Favorite GIF

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Week of Nickki Gibeaut

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 Nickki Gibeaut! Be sure to check out Nickki’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

Title and Current Employer

Salesforce Administrator II @ Spireon, Inc.

 

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (April 13, 2016)
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Currently at 50 badges and counting!

Are you a Salesforce User Group Leader?

YES! I currently co-lead the Los Angeles WIT Group.

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Lightning has captured my interest. Clean UI, easier functionality for both the end user and Admin!

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Building change sets.

5 Fun Facts about Nickki
  1. I Love to dance!
  2. I’m a huge soccer fan/player
  3. I have 13 nieces/nephews
  4. I’m good at making a costume at last minute
  5. I’m talented at singing in the car (with no one in it lol)
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Cloudy-“Cloudy brings out the best in everyone and encourages you to tap into your own unlimited potential.” I try hard to learn as much as I can. In doing so I also try to help others do the same with their own knowledge and goals.

Favorite GIF

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Week of Steve Harris

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 Steve Harris! Be sure to check out Steve’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

Title and Current Employer

Applications Manager, Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co.

 

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (August 16, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator ( August 1, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant (September 5, 2017 )
Trailhead

Currently at 315 badges and counting!

Are you a Salesforce User Group Leader?

YES! I currently lead the Daytona Beach, FL User Group.

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Process Builder because you can automate so many processes very easily.

5 Fun Facts about Steve
  1. I am a huge Jimmy Buffett fan and Parrothead!
  2. I have been to 19 shows overall and 5 this past year!
  3. I am a diehard West Virginia University athletics fan.
  4. 19 months ago I had never heard of Salesforce, now I have 3 certifications, 315 Trailhead Badges and 3 Superbadges along with being part of an amazing Ohana! (Editor’s note: Given the magnitude of this one, we’ll happily accept is as both #4 & #5! Great work, Steve!!)
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Einstein because I can have crazy hair days sometime also!

Favorite GIF

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Week of Michael Drzewiecki

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 Michael Drzewiecki! Be sure to check out Michael’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

Title and Current Employer

Salesforce Architect – FedEx Services

 

Certifications
  •  Salesforce Certified Administrator (October 4, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder (October 7, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I (December 23, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator (December 26, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant (December 27, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant (January 3, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Community Cloud Consultant (January 7, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Sharing and Visibility Designer (January 12, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Data Architecture & Management Designer (March 1, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Application Architect (March 1, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Development Lifecycle & Deployment Designer (March 7, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Integration Architecture Designer (March 9, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Identity and Access Management Designer (March 10, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified System Architect (March 10, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Field Service Lightning Consultant (June 8, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I (November 5, 2016)
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Currently at 206 badges and counting!

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Process builder – love to automate processes

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Classic… lets retire it already!

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Platform Developer II; 2018: 300 Badges; CTA Certification

5 Fun Facts about Michael
  1. 14 certs in 159 days
  2. My wife (@pam_drzewiecki) ordered me online, using a Blackberry
  3. I’m artistic
  4. Bicyclist in my former life/career, I courted Pam on a tandem
  5. My thumbs don’t match
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Astro was my 1st, but Appy… because cat.

Favorite GIF

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Week of Rupesh Bhatia

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 Rupesh Bhatia! Be sure to check out Rupesh’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

Title and Current Employer

Lead Salesforce Architect for Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI)

 

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (April 16, 2013)
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant (August 29, 2013)
  • Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant (February 5, 2015)
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator (June 18, 2015)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder (April 5, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Email Specialist (September 19, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Social Specialist (September 26, 2016)
 Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I November 5, 2016
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Currently at 65!

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Best Configuration feature – Process Builder it takes away unnecessary coding. Best Platform feature – ability to integrate so easily in any technology landscape. Salesforce just enables every customer to start their journey from the winning line.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Reports & Dashboards – Many limitations for enterprise level customers and especially when used in LEX and Salesforce Mobile app

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Well 2017 has been quite busy as am leading a large global implementation right now. Missed out on all major community events, both IndiaDreamin and Dreamforce, but would like to catch up on my certs and community events in 2018 for sure. Apart from that I aim to conduct an India-wide tour across DUG’s on importance of Developer2Consultant (D2C) path in one’s Salesforce career.

5 Fun Facts about Rupesh

This one’s hard to state, I’ll give it my best shot!

  1. I accidentally swallowed a coin during childhood which got stuck in my throat, am still alive!!
  2. I was probably the first person in my community to hold a Engineering degree in Computers/IT
  3. I was working part time with my dad in his barber shop during my College days
  4. Traveled daily 4-5 hours from home to college to pursue my engineering degree (4 Years).
  5. Am a straight forward person and believe in keeping things simple. In fact on a couple of occasions, I’ve walked up to my managers and told them I am not liking the job am hired for. Believe me, its a rare thing to do in Indian IT services but it has worked for me to date.
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Am always a Codey at heart. Though my current role doesn’t allow me to code much, I am always up to grab a chance and get into apex!!

Favorite GIF

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Week of James Goerke

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 Goerke! Be sure to check out James’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

Title and Current Employer

Manager, Global Support – Vlocity Inc.

Are you a User Group Leader?

Yes! Raleigh User Group

Certifications
  •  Salesforce Certified Administrator (October 22, 2008)
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator (January 26, 2009)
  • Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer (May 1, 2009)
  • Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant (September 16, 2013)
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant (December 17, 2014)
Favorite Salesforce Feature

Process Builder – No Apex – well, almost…

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

NONE! I love it all!

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Deep Dive into Einstein!

5 Fun Facts about James
  1. I’m a distance runner, albeit a slow one. This year I’ll tackle my 10th marathon.
  2. In High School, I was a national chess champion
  3. I’m a retired Army Captain
  4. I have over 100 (And counting) Blood Platelet Donations with the Red Cross.
  5. I’m a huge Disney fan.
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Codey the Bear – My 2 year old son is really into bears right now so I’m hoping to get him a Codey Bear toy at DF17 this year.

Favorite GIF

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