Tag: Team Astro

Week of Jessica Graham-Morris

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

 

Title and Company

Customer Success at Taskfeed, a Salesforce ISV Partner 🙂

Trailhead

Currently at 44!

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (February 1, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder (May 16, 2017)
Are you a User Group Leader?

Nope, but my husband (@matmorris) is a co-leader of the London Salesforce Admin’s User Group!

Favorite Salesforce Feature

I’m a big fan of custom list views in Lightning, the Charts feature is very cool!

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

I have a love/hate relationship with Process Builder, which I secretly love but love to hate… ;-P

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Get another certification before Dreamforce – suggestions welcome!

5 Fun Facts about Jessica
  1. I was a professional chef until 2014 (I can make a mean lasagna)
  2. I love word puzzles and those brain training apps. Addictive!
  3. I have never seen a single episode of Game of Thrones
  4. I keep all my Salesforce study prep in multiple handwritten notebooks with some very cute diagrams- we’re stationery enthusiasts in our household 🙂
  5. We took our daughter to a Salesforce hackathon in 2014 when she was only 6 weeks old (and we won!).
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Astro, of course. Who doesn’t love Unicorn Astro?!

Favorite GIF

 

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Week of Gina Marques

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

 

Title and Company

Salesforce Administrator @ Systech International

Trailhead

Currently at 116!

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (December 19, 2016)
Favorite Salesforce Feature

Login As User – it allows you to troubleshoot user issues easily

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Flow Error Messages – sometimes not descriptive enough to tell you why something is failing

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Get my Advanced Admin Certification!

5 Fun Facts about Gina
  1. My first career was a hairdresser.
  2. My longest job was for a company that processes human bone for transplant, and that is where I met my husband.
  3. Clicks not Code
  4. I love to cook, Thanksgiving is my holiday.
  5. I have a cat even though I need to get allergy shots to keep him.
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Astro because he was my first

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 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 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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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 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 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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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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