Category: Week Of

Week Of Jean Velonis

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

 

Title and Company

Sr. Salesforce Administrator at LifeLock

Certifications
  • Administrator
  • Advanced Administrator
Trailhead

Currently at 116 Badges

Are you a UserGroup Leader?

Yes! Phoenix Women in Tech

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Process Builder! Because it lets admins do amazing things without code!

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Quick Create because why why no….

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

More certifications!

5 Fun Facts about Jean
  1. I’m super competitive (against myself)
  2. I love anything purple
  3. I feel like I live a reality show in my house with a toddler and teenager
  4. I volunteer at the local animal shelter
  5. My husband and I first met in Vegas

 

Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Astro is my favorite! She is so inspiring with all the hats she wears.

Favorite GIF

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Week of ☆ Paula Nelson ☆

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

 

Title and Company

CTO at Magic Hat Data

Certifications
Trailhead

66 Badges!

Are you a User Group Leader?

I’m the former Phoenix WiT UG Leader

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Branded Email Templates – Makes personalized collaboration so easy!

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Notes – Notes are so important to Users and this Object needs to be customization friendly.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Add at least 2 certifications. Start GypsyForce.

5 Fun Facts about Paula
  1. I am a wanderer.
  2. I love to drive to User conferences.
  3. My favorite author is “Sark”.
  4. I meditate.
  5. Huge fan of MetaPhysics and SyFy.
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

The Goat. We have the same color hair and I am just as stubborn as one!

Favorite GIF

 

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Week of John Thompson

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

 

Title and Company

Application Development Manager at KVH Industries

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I
Trailhead

50 Badges

Favorite Salesforce Feature

@RestResource, Custom Apex APIs. I love to build integrations to external systems, and being able to build my own APIs allows me to frost a complex cake with simple icing.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Multi-select picklists. I’m with @SteveMo on this one. Very convenient from a UI standpoint, but a real pain in the neck for reports and formulas!

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Platform Developer II certification.

5 Fun Facts about John
  1. My experience with computers dates back to card readers and keypunch machines
  2. I served in the U.S.Navy for 8 years (1982-1990), honorably discharged as an Avionics Technician 1st Class
  3. I’m a Boy Scout Leader, so the whole Trailhead theme and the concept of earning badges is right up my alley!
  4. I like to cook, and I’ve actually had a little formal training
  5. Before I started working on Salesforce, I was a Quality Engineer
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Codey the Bear. Apex is my comfort zone.

Favorite GIF

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Week of Lauren Touyet

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

 

Title and Company

Salesforce Solution Architect, Symantec

Certifications
  • Administrator
  • Platform App Builder
Are you a User Group Leader?

Yes! I’m the Salesforce Ireland User Group Leader.

Trailhead

140 Badges (and climbing!)

Favorite Salesforce Feature

The Lightning dashboards, having the ability to resize components has changed so much for me!

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Not being able to display your Trailhead badges in your production Org, and having the ability to assign Trails to users and monitor their progress.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

I have loads! The big ones for me are:

  • Get a few more certifications
  • Grow the Salesforce community in Ireland
  • Blog more
  • Present at Dreamforce
5 Fun Facts about Lauren
  1. I am married to a French man but failed french in school!
  2. I got 50 Trailhead badges in 4 days
  3. I have a squishy food complex
  4. I watch the Gilmore Girls everyday & can recite it word for word
  5. #TeamLogan
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Astro! We are both fellow trailblazers and short!

Favorite GIF


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Week of Jennifer W. Lee

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 Jennifer W. Lee! Be sure to check out Jennifer’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

 

Title and Company

Salesforce Business Consultant at John Hancock

Certifications
  • Administrator
  • Advanced Administrator
  • Platform App Builder
Trailhead

193 Badges

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Process builder and flow! This puts the power of automation in the hands on the admin. Clicks not code!

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Quick create. This causes data issues for us where validation rules are ignored and you can’t customize the fields shown on the page and bypasses record type selection. Why do we still have that?!

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

I would like to get 1-2 more Salesforce certifications under my belt, continue personally to grow own Salesforce experience, continue to reach people in the community via blog, presentations at in person and virtual events, attend regional events and hopefully, find more time to spend on the Success Community.

5 Fun Facts about Jennifer
  1. I have a nearly 10 year pomeranian, Addison, who is my first dog.
  2. I enjoy volunteering with pre-schoolers of the Ellis Memorial school.
  3. I am a graduate of the oldest public high school in America, Boston Latin School.
  4. I attended San Diego Comic-Con for 4 years.
  5. I love Auntie Jen time with my two three year old nephews.
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Not sure there is one that I most identify with but I do LOVE Astro. It is SO darn cute!

Favorite GIF

 

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Week of Shannon Howe

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

 

Title and Company

Technical Consultant (Tech Lead) at Appirio

Certifications
  • Adm 201
  • Dev 401
  • Platform Builder I
  • App Builder
Trailhead

40 Badges

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Process Builder + Invocable methods combo; in addition to the obvious capabilities of combining code with declarative functionality, this combo allows you to switch on/off code changes very quickly and without running test classes or using ant.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Drawing a blank, but my gripe this week is multi-language anything. Take for example Assignment Rules and notification settings for them. Breaking out 1 rule into 5 to be able to send different email templates based on language settings, or configuring a weird template hack just isn’t admin-friendly nor effective.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Spend less time working in client orgs on the weekends/late weekdays and more time in communities/on my blog site… Also, all of the certs. ALL OF THEM.

Fun Fact about Shannon

I LOVE unsweetened carrot juice.

Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Codey. Codey likes to hibernate through the winters and code through the rest of the year. 🙂

Favorite GIF

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week Of Taylor Grimes

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

 

Title and Company

Senior Consultant at GearsCRM

Certifications
  • Sales Cloud
  • Service Cloud
  • Administrator
Trailhead

28 Badges

Are you a UserGroup Leader?

Yes! WIT Nebraska – Omaha

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Chatter Feeds on the Objects 🙂

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Lead Convert, requires tons of custom work to change the conversion page. Tasks with follow up Task on same page is confusing for a lot of new implementations.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Become a better Project Manager, Field Service Lightning Certified and Community Cloud

5 Fun Facts about Taylor
  • Cats
  • CATS
  • CATS!!
  • I was a competitive soccer player in a past life.
  • I’m a great cook and love trying out a new challenge with my Kitchenaid.

 

Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Goatie, because he is silly. And I like to say “BAHHHH”

Favorite GIF

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