Category: Week Of

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

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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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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Week of Jessica Rector

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

 

Title and Company

Salesforce Certified Administrator at Card-Monroe Corp.

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder
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Currently at 22 Badges and counting!

Favorite Salesforce Feature

This week, I’m obsessing over Rollup Summary fields, but Process Builder is my go to. I love the ability to build intricate processes without code.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Activities. There are some really simple improvements that would make them not so much a pain in the rump. i.e.: customizing the Related To field, adding a Long Text Area field, and Look up filters. 

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Mastering the language of formulas and validation rules..more un-distracted Trailhead time.

5 Fun Facts about Jessica
  1. I love Disney. Disney World is my favorite, but I’ve also been to Disney Land in Paris. Best Disney fact about me: My husband and I got married there.
  2. My best friend and I grew up with the same name. First and last.
  3. I can hula hoop with a fire hoop and was once called a Guitar Hero prodigy.
  4. I met my husband on match.com and we were married exactly one year later.
  5. At DST17, I put $20 into a penny slot (the obnoxious dancing leprechaun) and won $250. I cashed out, put the ticket into a $1 slot and on the first go hit another $250

 

Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Codey. If there is food around, I’m gonna eat it, I love to sleep and if I shake your hand, there is a chance that I’m also gonna hug you.

Favorite GIF

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Week of Squire Kershner

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

 

Title and Company

Salesforce Platform Lead at Baird

Certifications

Here are ALL 9

  • Salesforce Certified Data Architecture & Management Designer
  • Salesforce Certified Sharing and Visibility Designer
  • Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I
  • Salesforce Certified Application Architect
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Currently at 163 Badges

Are you a UserGroup Leader?

I help out with the Wisconsin User Group

Favorite Salesforce Feature

I love Lightning Experience. Finally having a user experience that matches the power under behind the scenes is a beautiful thing!

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

I would like to focus on the community for the rest of the year, so I’m planning to present another SFDC webinar and hope to turn it into a DF17 session! (maybe with Ben’s help again . . . . ?)

*Editor’s note: We have it on good authority that Ben would indeed love to do another Dreamforce session with Squire!

5 Fun Facts about Squire

5.) I coach baseball and lacrosse, neither of which I played in school/college.
4.) My drink of choice is scotch and have tried nearly 50 single-malts.
3.) I used to be a professional gamer, and hosted a podcast for nearly 4 years on the topics of strategy and design.
2.) My favorite super hero is Spiderman, but I am severely arachnophobic
1.) During college, I worked security for concerts, and had an opportunity to see Pink Floyd during rehearsal as well as slap high-five with Ritchie Sambora after a show.

Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Einstein: Albert Einstein and I share the same birth date, he had a brilliance but also humility that I greatly respect, and my favorite quote by Albert, “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” represents who I am and how I achieve my Salesforce goals. Also . . . A.I.? I mean, that’s some Star Trek stuff right there! My inner nerd is loving where that is headed.

Favorite GIF

 

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Week of David Litton

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

 

Title and Company

Solution Architect @ Ad Victoriam Solutions

Certifications

Here are ALL 13

  • Certified Application Architect
  • Certified Administrator
  • Certified Advanced Administrator
  • Certified Platform Developer I
  • Certified Sharing and Visibility Designer
  • Certified Development Lifecycle & Deployment Designer
  • Certified Data Architecture & Management Designer
  • Certified Developer
  • Certified App Builder
  • Certified Pardot Consultant
  • Certified Community Cloud Consultant
  • Certified Sales Cloud Consultant
  • Certified Service Cloud Consultant
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Currently at 63 Badges

Are you a UserGroup Leader?

Yes! I’m the Co-Leader @ Birmingham (AL) User Group

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Visual Flow. It jump started my ability as an Admin, because I was now able to solve problems in Salesforce that I previously needed code for (and I was unable to code back then). This allowed me to provide more value to my company and myself.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Pass the System Architect Certification. My stretch goal is to pass Platform Developer II!

6 Fun Facts about David
  1. I’m a twin! I’ve got a twin sister who I am very thankful for!
  2. Played Lacrosse all the way through college.
  3. I’ve been a Chicago Cubs fan since birth. I flew up with my dad and twin for the NLCS Championship game in 2016.
  4. I love landscape photography and spending time in the outdoors.
  5. My wife and I love to setup our hammock by waterfalls on the weekend.
  6. My wife and I really enjoy going to concerts together. One of our favorite artist is Josh Garrels.
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Codey. He seems like he’s easy-going.

Favorite GIF

 

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Week of Atul Gupta

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

 

Title and Company

Founder, CloudVandana Solutions

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Developer (Both Stages Cleared)
  • Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant
  • Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator
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Currently at 49 Badges

Are you a User Group Leader?

Yes! The New Delhi Salesforce Developer Group

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Process Builder. Everyday I discover new use cases that this wonderful tool can solve. This tool enabled me to get rid of Apex Triggers for 90% of the cases.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Quick Create. No validations work when creating records via this feature, leads to dirty data getting created in the system. It is the first thing I disable as soon as I get a new org.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Clear all Certified Technical Architect certs and hopefully Review Board as well.

Fun Fact about Atul

You can see me going bonkers in this #Apexnthelimits video!

Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Einstein, my new friend on the block, want to know this guy more. I’m sure there is more to this guy than what meets the eye.

Favorite GIF

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