Growing up her entire life in Seattle, Tessa received her web application degree and was hired late 2011 at a Ski and Snowboard company creating their manufacturing websites. After being hired, she discovered Joomla! after taking a training course with OSTraining and then attending her first Joomla! Day NYC in October 2011. Since then, she's been madly in love with the Joomla! community and has devoted her spare time with contributing to the Joomla! Project.
She started with helping test patches in the Joomla! Bug Squad and moved to being a member on the Joomla! Extensions Directory, mainly working with managing the listings with a small team.
Recently she took over as organizer of the Seattle Joomla! User Group and hoping to share her love and inspiration for Joomla! around her area.
Aside from being a web developer, teaching web development classes at a college, and being an open source contributor, she also does fun things like plays the Clarinet, hangs out at Chuck-E-Cheese's with her 2 kids (a lot), Snowboards, and has the love for the outdoors.