Category: Week Of

Week of Erica Gilbert

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

 

Title and Company

Salesforce and Marketing Automation Administrator and Platform Analyst

Certifications
Are you a User Group Leader?

Yes! Knoxville, TN

5 Fun Facts about Erica
  1. I’m ambidextrous
  2. I love all things coffee
  3. INFJ
  4. I was one of the first 500 certified as an admin
  5. I love beta testing products
Favorite GIF

 

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Week of Misty Jones

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

 

Title and Company

Senior Salesforce Administrator – Mutual of Omaha Bank

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (September 19, 2011)
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator (May 13, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder (July 22, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant (March 2, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant (March 8, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Community Cloud Consultant (March 10, 2017)
Trailhead

Currenty at 87 badges!

Are you a User Group Leader?

Phoenix, AZ – Women In Tech co-leader – just became official May 16th!

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Process Builder – I can combine multiple validation rules into one process!

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Stay In Touch was my least favorite. I was glad to see it die. Is that mean? It only seemed to annoy our clients vs. help us get updated info.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

10 x Certified before Destination Success 2018 event is complete…hopefully before!

5 Fun Facts about Misty
  1. Rabid boyband fanatic – NKOTB is my favorite
  2. I like to hang upside down (aerial yoga, inversions with a hammock)
  3. I live among animals! I have 3 chihuahuas. It’s #puppyforce every day.
  4. My first job was detasseling corn – age 13.
  5. My current employer is the one I’ve been with the longest. 6 years 2 months
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Earnie the trailhead badger. I love pancakes.

Favorite GIF

The Shaq Shimmy!!

Misty’s Ohana GIF!

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Week of Rebe de la Paz

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

 

Title and Company

Salesforce Consultant at Rightpoint Consulting

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (August 28, 2015)
  • Salesforce Certified Community Cloud Consultant (July 20, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator (September 22, 2016)
Trailhead

I have approximately 20+ different orgs with badges that are often duplicates because I teach Trailhead guided classes/demos.

Are you a User Group Leader?

Yes, Chicago Suburban User Group

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Lightning Components/SLDS because they give me flexibility to build cool things!

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Lightning Reports & Dashboards right now because I keep having to go back into Classic to do stuff and it causes me a lot of frustration at the moment.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Developer & Architect Certifications!

5 Fun Facts about Rebe
  1. I read Manga/Manhwa regularly & I am an old school Anime fan
  2. Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Fan since I was 14
  3. Took up Calligraphy as a hobby in middle school
  4. Ride Motorcycles / Jet Skis
  5. I can change brakes, rotors and wheel bearings (not just hub assemblies either)
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

I’m really loving Appy because she resonates with the rebel in me.

Favorite GIF

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Week of Bryan James

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

 

Title and Company

Developer at MapAnything

Trailhead

Currently at 179 Badges!

Are you a UserGroup Leader?

Yes! Atlanta Salesforce Developer User Group

Favorite Salesforce Feature

REST API. Because I can then use other devices to interface with Salesforce.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

I know its not really a feature per say, but the thing that bugs me the most is that when you go to the customize menu in the setup bar it is not alphabetized and it takes me extra time to find what the heck I am looking for. Why can’t Activities be after Accounts?

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Earn some certifications

5 Fun Facts about Bryan
  1. I am one of the hosts of the System dot Debug podcast.
  2. I wrote my first code when I was in 6th grade in a language known as QBasic.
  3. I absolutely love to grill, and surprisingly my favorite grill of all time is a Weber Kettle.
  4. Out of all the vehicles I have owned my favorite is my Chrysler Town and Country Minivan
  5. I just learned to hula hoop about a month and a half ago.
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Codey. What did you expect? I’m a developer!

Favorite GIF

 

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Week of Bonny Hinners

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

 

Work Title

Salesforce Architect

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator
  • Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator
  • Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder
Are you a User Group Leader?

Yes! Bay Area Nonprofit User Group with Anne Crawford

Trailhead

Currently at 85 Badges and counting!

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Force.com sites for serving up forms and data on a web page styled to match my company website.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Stay In Touch form, but it may go away in Summer 17.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Create more Lightning Components!

5 Fun Facts About Bonny
  1. I do trapeze after being inspired by some incredible community members
  2. I created an augmented reality app in 2009 with Flex
  3. I received an award from the state of NC for volunteer work
  4. For my computer science degree, I did a project in natural language processing
  5. I am working on a Salesforce course for Pluralsight!
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Codey

Favorite GIF

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Week of Stephanie Gaughen

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

 

Title and Company

Senior Consultant, Nuvem Consulting

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Pardot Consultant
Are you a User Group Leader?

Yes! Omaha Women in Tech

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Open API and ability to integrate with almost anything. As a marketer, we are in control of the business much more than we think or have historically been given responsibility for. With Salesforce, I have the ability to peek into everything going on in the organization to better understand my prospects and customers, and their experience with us. It’s a complete game changer, and businesses that are unifying their systems, data, processes, and teams with Salesforce have a unique advantage.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

I don’t feel like the standard Salesforce object structure supports the goals companies have towards lifecycle marketing. I have a lot of clients with a rational use case to combine Leads and Contacts in list views and reports. I also have clients who need Contact Queues. Customers no longer follow a linear process, which is how Salesforce is built. They are constantly going through a cycle of nurturing, selling, re-marketing, up-selling, cross-selling, and more. It’s difficult for Sales and Marketing to keep up on where people are at.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

To become certified admin and to present at a regional event.

5 Fun Facts about Stephanie
  1. Plan A out of college was to be a political speechwriter. I stumbled on Salesforce during what became Plan E.
  2. I spent several years chasing railroaders across the U.S. as a contractor in corporate communications for CSX, UP and BNSF. I know a lot about railroads. That was Plan C.
  3. Plan D was returning to school to get a Master of Marketing & Communication degree (Plan B was a short stint as a newspaper editor)
  4. I love spending summers on the lakes in rural Nebraska
  5. I’m a mom to two little boys!
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Astro because he’s a customer trailblazer!

Favorite GIF

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Week of Rita Leverett

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

 

Title and Company

Self Employed Salesforce Administrator/Developer

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator
Trailhead

Currently at 124 badges and counting!

Are you a User Group Leader?

No, but I participate with Detroit WIT, Detroit Developers, Farmington Hills Developers, and Michigan Nonprofit.

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Developer Console is my favorite because I can use Query Editor and Anonymous Apex to work out my logic using prod data without making changes or migrating the data to development.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Pass the Platform App Builder Transition Exam.

5 Fun Facts about Rita
  1. There’s a special baby blanket I knit that takes 7 months to complete.
  2. I watch anime in Japanese.
  3. My favorite show is Steven Universe.
  4. I ring handbells in a group.
  5. I was an extra in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

I like Cloudy because he’s almost a unicorn.

Favorite GIF

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Week of Rachel Watson

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

 

Title and Company

Salesforce Administrator/Developer, Alliance Residential Company

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I
Trailhead

Currently at 102 badges and counting!

Favorite Salesforce Feature

The Debug log is my favorite because it allows me to drill down to uncover the source problems in an org or potential problems in the future in relation to governor’s limits.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

The errors that I get for Visual Workflow and Process Builder could be more descriptive and it would be better if the error delineated between Flow and Process Builder.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

My 2017 goal is to continue growing my Salesforce skills and obtain more certifications.

5 Fun Facts about Rachel
  1. I am fluent in American Sign Language.
  2. I love to travel and see new things!
  3. I love sci-fi/fantasy conventions!
  4. I love to dance!
  5. I had a side gig as a haunted house make-up artist.

 

Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Astro is my favorite Salesforce mascot because Astro has a familiar, friendly face that reminds me where my Salesforce journey began, as well as to never stop learning.

Favorite GIF

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Week of John Graf

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

 

Title and Company

Business Process Director at World Water Works, Inc.

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator!
Trailhead

Currently at 51 Badges

Are you a UserGroup Leader?

Oklahoma City User Group

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Custom Objects coupled with Process Builder; We as Administrators can make our Salesforce Orgs jump through hoops.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Reporting: The native report tool is so powerful . . . until it’s not. Showing users how easy it is to create useful and applicable reports but then having to say “Um, you can’t do that” when they want complex multi-child reporting is a difficult pill to swallow.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Using my Dev Org to build a gamified productivity application in the style of Dungeons and Dragons. Using the Community feature available on the Developers Org, you can invite 5 other Admins to play along and encourage better productivity. Pretty Neat-o, right?

5 Fun Facts about JOHN
  1. My favorite time is time spent recording Nerdforce Podcast Episodes.
  2. I have a degrees in Film and Video Studies and Wind Energy Technology.
  3. My go-to karaoke jam is “Istanbul” by They Might Be Giants.
  4. Nana Gregg was my first real Ohana Friend in this amazing Community.
  5. Since that day I have made hundreds of great friendships among all of you. I feel pretty lucky.
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

I Heart Einstein!

Favorite GIF

 

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Week of Teresa Garcia-Bovenmyer

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 Teresa Garcia-Bovenmyer! Be sure to check out Teresa’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

 

Title and Company

Sr. Developer IT Applications at Nationwide Insurance

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder
  • Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer
Trailhead

Currently at 158 badges and counting!

Favorite Salesforce Feature

I’m really enjoying the power of Flows. They’re pretty amazing if you have some complex logic within an application. It’s a very powerful tool.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

As much as I love the developer console, it does some odd things like skipping when you scroll through you class that tends to drive me a little nuts.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

I am very focused on continuing to learn Apex & VF. I have not been as active this year in the community but I am hoping that will change as well. I am also planning on studying for the Developer 1 certification this year.

5 Fun Facts about Teresa
  1.  I love Museums, when I travel I always try and stop at a Museum.
  2. My Bachelor’s is in Anthropology/Psychology.
  3. I am a Music Addict, particularly fond of Shoegaze music & Brit pop from the 90’s.
  4. I LOVE K-Dramas & K-pop (Korean) & Skincare.
  5. My dream is to travel all over the world and experience a lot of different cultures.

 

Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Astro is my favorite Mascot. I find Astro endearing, there is a level of cuteness I simply cannot resist. Astro as a dolphin or a unicorn are my personal favorites. 

Favorite GIF

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