Our People

Our People

We are growing rapidly and would love for you to join our team.
If you want to be a member of a smart, fast-moving team, check out our open positions.

Alex Christensen


Alex has an encyclopedic knowledge of the analytics technology stack. He is passionate about the processes and strategy that enable adoptions of new environments or optimizing existing ones. Alex enables more effective centers-of-excellence by focusing on development best practices, process optimization, strategy, and customized training.

Alex has been working as an analytics and business intelligence consultant and trainer for 7 years. He has worked across almost every vertical, but has extra experience in consumer packaged, healthcare, insurance, retail, public sector, manufacturing, and human capital.

Baxter Boe


Baxter partners closely with clients to help design solutions or products that go beyond the needs of the organization through a methodological, sustainable approach. He specializes in analytics enablement, project management, and organizational change management that serve client’s toughest self-service challenges. Baxter has partnered with clients across multiple industries and has developed content expertise in hospitals systems, payers, financial institutions, consumer-packaged goods, and pharmaceutics.

Luke Stanke, PhD


Luke is a data visualization and advanced analytics expert who focuses on producing results. He inspires thousands of data visualization and data science professionals around the globe through speaking and community events. Luke has earned top honors in the analytics community–being selected as a 2x Tableau Zen Master. He is equally regarded for his data science expertise, blending business-first approaches, modern data architecture, and the latest advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence. 

Nick Haylund Alteryx ACE Tessellation

Nick Haylund

Principal Consultant

Nick found his way to a career in data analytics on a path full of VLookups, Pivot Tables, VBA and SQL. Today, you’ll find Nick delivering data products ranging from Alteryx workflows and macros, to Tableau and Power BI dashboards.

Nick is also an Alteryx ACE, a top honor in that platform’s community. He also enjoys leading local user groups and conferences in talking about all things data, and bringing advanced analytics to everyone.

As Director at Tessellation, Nick ensures data product delivery excellence for clients, and cultivates strong partnerships with software partners.

John Emery

John Emery

Solutions Architect

John’s strengths lie in his problem solving skills. He has a knack for being thrown in to new environments and being able to navigate his way to solutions efficiently. John has been working with data and analytics for 5 years post-graduate school. He has worked for the Department of Defense doing combat modeling and acquisitions studies, consumer finance, and has experience consulting on consumer packaged goods, healthcare, and the public sector. As a consultant at Tessellation, John develops solutions for clients, whether visualizations, data queries, or analytic workflows. John has also used his extensive statistics and mathematics background to create learning content for clients.

Aidan Bramel​

Principal Consultant

Aidan has extensive knowledge of the analytic stack and a proven track record for leading world-class analytic server deployments. Her experience spans server deployments anywhere from 5 to 80,000 users with security requirements ranging from public to highly restricted defense data. Previously a one-stop analytics shop at a global conglomerate, Aidan is no stranger to supporting, training, and enabling users of all experience levels.

Aidan has been working in the business analytics industry for 4 years. As a Consultant at Tessellation, Aidan takes on projects involving server deployment and governance, as well as dashboard and data product development projects in Tableau, Alteryx, and Looker.

Spencer Baucke

Principal Consultant, Data Viz Lead

Spencer is passionate about enabling organizations to leverage their data through data visualization, most notably Power BI and Tableau.

Spencer has been a Tableau Public Featured Author, 14x Viz of the Day winner, and is a co-founder of the Tableau community initiative #SportsVizSunday. Spencer has also been a speaker at TC18 in New Orleans, TCE19 in Berlin, and TC19 in Las Vegas. 

In addition to Tableau, Spencer enjoys leveraging data and analytics in Power BI. Spencer is DA-100 exam certified and co-leads the #PowerBI #WorkoutWednesday community initiative. For Tessellation Spencer has enabled organizations to develop, share, and utilize Power BI reports across their enterprise.

Autumn Battani


Autumn has been working in the analytics space for four years with concentrated experience in the media and entertainment industry after supporting The Walt Disney Company in their efforts to reach consumers through their content. She has a passion for creating workflow efficiencies and streamlining processes to allow for more effective deployment while prioritizing user-friendly designs and interactivity that can support any level of data literacy.

In her work, Autumn leans on her education in psychology to help her hone in on important variables affecting a problem and supplements her analysis with her communication background to help her effectively highlight solutions for the client.

Katrina Johnson


Katrina has always been guided by her curiosity and search for understanding “why”.  She has worked in a variety of analytical roles for the last 6 years. Her most recent role involved being the sole analyst managing all aspects from data management to data presentation and analysis.  She helps lead a local Tableau User Group and is active in the online analytics community.   

As a consultant at Tessellation, Katrina partners with clients to help them better understand their data and how to respond to insights.  She helps turn data into action by translating complex technical ideas into everyday terms.

Alicia Bembenek, PhD​

LMS Product Owner & Principal Consultant

Alicia has spent her entire career teaching others and working with data. She was first a psychology professor and researcher, before discovering her interest and aptitude for the field of data visualization.

Alicia has been working as an analytics and business intelligence consultant and trainer for over three  years. Her career has focused on developing Tableau trainings, survey analytics, and analytics in the field of higher education.

As a consultant at Tessellation, Alicia develops and directs programs and provides software training. She applies her extensive background in psychology, memory, and learning when determining how to most effectively communicate and teach others. 

Megan Menth

Megan Menth


Megan is a natural problem solver who loves making sense of messy data and processes. Before joining Tessellation, she worked in the retail pharmacy operations space developing self-service analytics and interactive reporting. As a consultant at Tessellation, Megan is most excited about getting to know clients and truly understanding their needs to provide the best solution. She is particularly passionate about using Alteryx and Tableau to solve problems.

She has an M.S. in Operations Research from Kansas State University, and a B.A. from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. In her spare time, Megan loves to read, cook, run, and play with her two cats.

Elizabeth Dinevski

Elizabeth Dinevski

Principal Consultant

Elizabeth loves blending business strategy with technology to enable data-driven decision making. She drives success in business transformation by understanding the core problem, leveraging analytical methods, and tying everything back to the end user. 

Elizabeth has worked in the field of data & analytics for about 3 years in various capacities, ranging from business analyst to data scientist. Often times, she plays multiple roles during a project. She has extensive experience in the consumer products industry, but has also worked in banking and government. 

As a consultant at Tessellation, Elizabeth helps clients transform the way they conduct business by leveraging the power of data science. She loves understanding what a client is trying to achieve then go heads down to develop the solution.

Tina Truong

Director of People

Christina has dedicated the last 10 years to developing successful recruiting and people operation strategies for high-growth, fast-paced tech startups. She has created robust sourcing and talent acquisition processes that have yielded high-performing and accomplished individuals. With an index of employee relations, compensation, diversity, equity & inclusion, development and staffing, she has paved a proven path for high-growth companies to follow.

As the Director of People at Tessellation, she is committed to delivering exceptional experiences to employees and candidates. A company’s culture starts with the people – and she definitely has a passion for everything People related!

Christina has a boisterous love for her children, everything and all things that sparkle, unicorns, food and quality time with friends and family.

Krishn Rapoor

Business Development Lead

Krishn joined the Tessellation team September, 2020 from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. Krishn has worked in the startup industry for 3 years now, focusing on data/business analytics. Krishn has worked for an array of companies from fast-casual restaurant chains to medical oncology. Krishn specializes in building close relationships, while finding creative and personal solutions. He is passionate about helping people and has a curiosity to learn and address their issues.

Krishn played college football for the Macalester College Fighting Scots and continues to participate in recreational sports in his free time. Krishn enjoys meeting new rivals on the basketball and tennis court.

Ako Nagahama

Operations Manager

Prior to Tessellation, Ako’s background includes a diverse range of educational product development, complex interactive media production and software testing. She is a motivated, personable business professional with more than 10 years’ experience in both public and private sectors. Ako provides a high level of lead client services, project management and internal coordination. Her versatility applies equally well to Tessellation’s core principles of educating people, optimizing technology, and developing world-class products.

She earned her M.A. from Johns Hopkins University and B.A. from the University of Mary Washington.


Christina Bernard

Data Scientist

Christina loves helping organizations use data to drive business success. Leveraging Machine Learning tools to help businesses transform processes makes her extremely happy.

Christina has worked as a data science consultant for 5 years. She has built solutions for companies ranging from medical diagnosis to marketing optimization.

As a consultant at Tessellation, Christina helps empower clients through machine learning best practices to solve business problems.

Joe McFarren


Joe’s first introduction to data visualization was as an academic research scientist at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer center performing experiments to observe and track brain tumor growth. This led him to a path into consulting, where he has had experience in healthcare, medical devices, consumer goods, media, 3D printing, manufacturing, and a few places in between.

Joe has been a consultant for 4 years undertaking various roles as a business analyst, project manager, scrum master, data analyst, and developer, and he has a strong interest in data science and how to apply data best practices to our clients.

As a consultant at Tessellation, Joe interacts with our clients to understand their data needs and problems, helps craft a solution, and empowers the client to own the end product so there are no gaps in the hand off process. In his free time, Joe enjoys cooking, learning about the science behind baking bread, and walking his Siberian Husky with his fiancée.

Adam Luckeroth

Director, Business Development at Tessellation

Adam is a hands-on sales leader who enjoys working directly with clients while building world-class sales organizations that rely heavily on fierce customer advocacy. Adam has spent his career selling various types of technology. He believes that through a thoughtful approach to sales that focuses on solving challenging business problems, you not only build value in your product, but you create customer evangelists that build into a wave of mutually beneficial success.

Jacob Blizzard


Jacob is passionate about all things data. His love for data was discovered during his first college internship and has grown exponentially ever since. He never backs down from a challenge, loves solving puzzles, and is an advocate for continuous education. Jacob lives by the saying “there is always room for improvement” in both his professional and personal life. He earned his M.S. in Business Analytics from the University of Cincinnati.

As a consultant at Tessellation, Jacob helps enable clients to make timely, informed decisions using data as the foundation for the decision making process. In his free time, Jacob loves to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle by playing indoor & beach volleyball as well as hiking & backpacking in the Pacific Northwest.

Jacob Kahn Tessellation Alteryx

Jacob Kahn


Before entering the world of consultancy in data analytics and engineering, Jacob worked at one of the world’s largest public accounting firms. As exciting as tax gets, Jacob was introduced to data analytics, automation, and dashboarding in the financial, corporate, audit, and tax industries. Jacob was tasked with asking new questions about tax data, understanding trends in performance, and automating audit testing.

As a consultant at Tessellation, Jacob is most excited about getting our client’s excited about their data and implementing efficient and effective solutions. Jacob is all about building beautiful and easy to use workflows and dashboards. Jacob enjoys building personal relationships and hanging out with his colleagues and clients. In his free time, Jacob is with his friends, at the gym, or reading a novel.

Zac Zinda


After two years of teaching high school chemistry and time in the mortgage industry, Zac found himself drawn to working with numbers and began pursuing a career in data. Following years of self learning, he formalized his education with an M.S. in Business Analytics from the University of Minnesota. Zac has an interest and experience in machine learning with languages like Python and R, as well as data visualization with Power BI and Tableau. Zac leverages his diverse work background, with roles in sectors ranging from public education to banking and digital retail, to bring a fresh perspective and broad skillset to any project. 

As a consultant at Tessellation, Zac helps clients harness the power of their data to find actionable insights and drive business value. Outside of work, Zac enjoys cycling, playing the guitar, trying out new cookbooks, and hiking with his family’s dog.

Gavin Pedersen


Gavin is experienced in data analytics, business intelligence, and helping teams establish self-service solutions. He has focused his career on developing competencies in the functional aspects of his M.S. in Data Science.

Gavin began his career on Best Buy’s Order Management BI team and later transitioned to an analytics consulting firm in Washington D.C. Throughout his experience, he has helped lead teams in their analytics journey by developing solutions in Power BI and Alteryx.

As a consultant at Tessellation, Gavin specializes in self-service enablement through dashboard and workflow development throughout the Power Platform. 

Phil Perrin


Phil brings a decade of analytics experience in the human services sector to Tessellation. His background has primarily been with developing KPI dashboards with Tableau for executive leaders, but has also built extensive solutions with custom geographic components. He has also designed strategic organizational dashboards using Power BI and Google Data Studio.

For Phil, building out a comprehensive data model is immensely important to any analytic solution. He has a strong background using Alteryx and SQL and also works with Python and R. When possible, the solutions that Phil creates will incorporate advanced statistics combined with intelligent design to make the insight as actionable as possible.

When not enabling analytic insight for clients, Phil enjoys spending time with his family and pets, brewing beer in his garage, or woodworking.

James Zirbes


James has over a decade of experience in analytics and BI development which he leverages to build efficient and elegant solutions for his clients. From executive dashboards to operational and real-time reporting, he can leverage complex data sets to solve problems and provide insights that are effective and scalable.

James specializes in health care and insurance data as well as workforce optimization, and has experience in both private and public sector analytics work. He designed a suite of real-time dashboards for operational command centers, analytics tools that allowed a single forecasting team to do the work of several, and systems for efficiently scaling operational reporting across hundreds of metrics and KPIs.

From data source to dashboard, James works to bring clarity to the story that the data is telling, oriented toward design that is relevant and actionable.

Taguma Nicholas


Taguma Nicholas is a Data Analyst who’s made a name for herself by helping organizations reach new levels of profitable streamlined success.

Over the last decade, Taguma has delivered Operational improvements through special projects, control frameworks, and data-driven solutions to business problems. These impacts are a direct result of her ability to balance technical and leadership skills – acting as a bridge between IT and product impact. The acquisition of Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB), Certified Kaizen Facilitator (CKF), and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certifications are a testament of her commitment to Operational Efficiency and Continuous Improvement.

Her recent work has been in the Energy and Aerospace industries. There she gained experience in several aspects of the Data Lifecycle including Operational Reporting & BI (Cognos, Tableau, SAS Viya, Knime, and Power BI), Data Analysis & Analytics, Data Warehousing & Migration, DevOps, Optimization, and Testing & Automation. She is a TEDx Speaker and has led several workshops, both live and virtual, to train others on the importance of Data Management, Quality, Valuation, and Monetization to name a few.

Katie Kenney

Senior Account Executive

With several years of experience working in the IT consulting industry, Katie has established a reputation as a strong Account Manager. She has a true knack for building lasting relationships, creative problem solving, and developing win-win solutions.

As a fierce customer advocate, Katie has a signature communication style that is confident, curious, and welcoming. Her “listen-first” attitude makes her the person you are eager to talk to at a conference, an event, or even dinner party.

Katie embodies Tessellation’s core values, striving to build authentic, empathetic relationships with our clients and community.

Tucker Sharkey

Senior Account Executive

Tucker is a high-spirited leader in technology sales. He creates lasting relationships with his customers while providing personalized solutions creating an unrivaled buying experience. Tucker has several years of experience working within world-class sales organizations selling cloud data warehousing and business intelligence and enjoys taking a consultative approach to his methodology. Tucker has partnered with clients across multiple industries focusing on content expertise in financial services, media, and SaaS.

Tucker grew up mountain biking, snowboarding, and camping in Colorado but recently moved to Boston, MA, where he continues an active lifestyle, often running, biking, and fishing. 

Katie Zwiefel

Marketing Specialist

Katie joined the Tessellation team in the Spring of 2021, following her graduation with a degree in Marketing from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Katie loves telling a company’s story through her skills and knowledge in marketing. From social media management to branding, Katie captures the essence of Tessellation as a company through her marketing efforts. As a Marketing Specialist, she looks to engage the community with Tessellation’s highly-skilled business professionals to solve any data analytics obstacle.

When Katie is not at her desk working, you can find her cooking meals with her friends and family, playing with her dog, or reading a book outside on her deck.

Lynda Chao


Prior to Tessellation, Lynda’s background was in urban and regional planning. Through her planning experience, Lynda was used to analyzing data from a variety of sources to identify gaps, challenges, opportunities, and solutions for municipal needs around infrastructure and amenities. What excites her the most, is transforming data into interesting maps, infographics, and plans for a variety of audiences. Lynda enjoys combining her design creativity with data storytelling to produce visualizations that are accessible, practical, and fun.

As a consultant at Tessellation, Lynda helps clients see the full potential of their data, and how insightful, meaningful, and visually engaging stories can be told. Outside of work, Lynda enjoys cooking, trying new eateries, playing rugby, or reading comics.

Ahmed Ansari

Ahmed Ansari


Ahmed started his journey into data visualization 3 years ago. His knowledge lies within the chemical industry and Power BI. In his prior role, Ahmed served as the Power BI Admin and Subject Matter Expert for the company under the Data Analytics COE. He built the ecosystem for Power BI, developed reports/dashboards, trained over 1000 users to utilize Power BI within the environment, and performed any administrative duties required for Power BI. He also has completed his DA-100 certification as a Power BI Domain Expert.


With his knack for data Ahmed has built a wide range of reports for all different functions of the business and aims to provide customers with the key business insights needed to make data driven decisions. Ahmed also has knowledge within Power Automate, SQL, Enterprise Data Models, and more.

Sunny Yan

Data Analyst

Sunny is passionate about all things data. He loves exploring data to uncover new insights and tell stories. He is a big proponent of learning new skills and is always looking to improve himself, both personally and professionally. 

With his previous experience in Sales, Sunny understands what it takes for a business to succeed and how to work effectively with clients. As an analyst at Tessellation, Sunny excels at analyzing data and creating effective data visualizations that allow clients to easily understand what is going on with their business. Outside of work, Sunny enjoys reading, playing golf, and joining pickup basketball games around New York.

Alice McKnight


Alice McKnight brings twenty years of experience as a public health professional in the public sector to her role as a Tessellation consultant. During her career she has developed, delivered, managed, and evaluated training resources across modalities to a diverse range of audiences. 

After adding Tableau to her skillset, she has developed data management workflows, streamlined reporting, and created executive dashboards for leadership and granular dashboards for projects and teams. Alice’s work has contributed to moving projects and teams from the traditional task driven decision making processes to a more data driven one. 

Alice has an eye for straightforward data storytelling, is a proven problem solver and thrives on discovering insights for end users.

Jake Miknuk

Data Analyst

Jake started his career in Sales and Supply Chain Consulting, but has always had a passion for analytics. While working at Alteryx, Jake was included as an Analytics Ambassador Leader in Onalytica’s report of the 2021 Top 100 “Who’s Who” in Data Science. With a strong determination to consistently improve and to help clients, Jake decided to blend his sales and technical skills in order to one day become an Analytics Consultant. 

Making sure to be asking the right questions and telling the best story possible with data is a key imperative for Jake. Outside of work, Jake enjoys playing the guitar, reading, running, hanging out with his girlfriend and their dog, and riding anything electric; such as bikes or scooters.

Hayley Hadges


Having previously worked as a Business Development Intern at Tessellation, Hayley’s love for design and storytelling as well as her enthusiasm for statistics and coding led her to branch out into Data Science and Visualization. She has gained hands-on experience in data analytics through her internship at Greenspring Media as a Marketing Database Analyst, and has enjoyed expanding her analytical knowledge through coursework from multiple sources, including Data Coach. She will graduate in the spring of 2022 from Macalester College with a BA in Applied Mathematics and Statistics and a minor in Computer Science. 

At Tessellation, Hayley looks forward to building her brand, learning from her colleagues, and growing her skills in the data science field. In her free time, she enjoys cooking with garlic, reading, and spending time with friends.

Tess Newkold

Tess Newkold


Prior to entering a career in Data Analytics Tess’s background was in healthcare, specifically basic science research in hematopoiesis and leukemia. There she fell in love with finding answers in unknown places as well as helping others accomplish the same.  She decided to enter the world of data by earning her M.S. in Business Analytics from the University of Cincinnati and hasn’t looked back. Since finishing graduate school, Tess has worked in Data Analytics for the Department of Defense and Legal Publishing.  As a consultant at Tessellation, Tess helps clients find those hidden answers that can transform any business, leading to more confident data driven decision making.  Outside of work she enjoys cycling, dinner with friends, and watching the Best Picture winners and nominees.

Johann Carreno

Learning Manager, LMS Lead

Johann is an innovative problem solver with over 19 years of professional experience in design, education, and learning & development. His diverse skill set in visual design, eLearning, and learning psychology is evident in his body of work. He recently led the digital transformation of learning at Invitation Homes and incorporated asynchronous learning and UX design practices to training problem-solving. Johann was born in Colombia and is fluent in Spanish.

He earned an Educational Technology M.Ed. from Texas A&M and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut. He holds multiple certifications in professional coaching, including 360 Degree Coaching feedback.

Mitch Lee

Data Analyst

Mitch believes that efficient data management and clear, purpose-driven communication are essential to translating data into action — and he loves taking on the challenge of helping people and organizations to accomplish both.

 Over the past four years, Mitch contributed to human health research as a postbaccalaureate fellow at the NIH before earning a Master of Science in Public Health. During those experiences, he tackled clinical data management problems to enable multiple publications and delivered several award-winning presentations. He also learned that good analytics can’t happen with bad data, or help anyone without fervent communication and advocacy.

As an analyst at Tessellation, Mitch helps develop and deliver products that enable organizations to better manage, analyze, and visualize their data. His goal is always to make the process easier and more effective for clients so that they can make the best decisions possible.

Jennifer Hunter


Jenn has focused her entire career on teaching and empowering others to solve problems. First, as a math teacher, Jenn helped students gain the problem solving and critical thinking skills they would need to be successful after high school. After completing graduate school, she decided to transition into the analytics industry and has since put these same skills to work herself in an effort to help businesses use data to solve their problems and take action.

Jenn has been working as an analyst/consultant/teacher across a variety of industries for the past 6 years, most notably in CPG/retail, higher education, healthcare, and finance. Jenn also leads the Pittsburgh Tableau User Group, is a User Group Ambassador for Tableau, and teaches a statistics class at a local university.

As a consultant at Tessellation, Jenn partners with clients to use their data to transform complicated business problems into clear and quantifiable metrics that drive their every day business decision making. Outside of work, Jenn loves baking, puzzles/games, and anything involving exercise or outdoor activities.

Ryan Lurquin


Ryan has worked in a variety of analytical roles over the past 5 years. In his most recent role, Ryan was the lead Power BI developer for a newly public healthcare company where he established, developed, and commercialized Power BI reporting across the organization.

Ryan has a passion for helping solve business problems with data, developing interactive Power BI dashboards that are insightful, actionable, and easy to use, and teaching end users the benefits of Power BI.

In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending time with family, traveling, attempting to cook, and playing golf.

Alex Carter


Alex is a creative problem solver who has a passion for developing solutions using low-code platforms. His journey into the analytics space began 4 years ago, following the completion of a Data Analytics and Visualization bootcamp. Since then, he’s held a variety of analytical roles where he’s used tools like Alteryx, Tableau CRM, and Python to address organizational challenges.
As a consultant at Tessellation, Alex collaborates with clients to get an understanding of their goals and challenges, and then works with them to create a custom, self-service product. Outside of work, Alex enjoys quality time with family and friends, playing golf, and cabin trips.

Marshall Shelton


Marshall’s first exposure to data analytics was in college, where he studied applied statistics and took a variety of courses focusing on machine learning and programming. 

Marshall has worked as a Data Scientist for the past two years in both Media Analytics and The Department of Homeland Security. He has enjoyed learning that analytics is not limited to any particular industry, because almost all companies accumulate some variation of data.

As a consultant at Tessellation, Marshall gets to blend his technical side with his business side by working with clients to help determine the optimal solution. Outside of work, Marshall enjoys crossfit, snowboarding, hiking, and trying new restaurants.

Jealyn Montes

Data Analyst

Jealyn’s background in statistics and sociology has provided the opportunity to convey data that is digestible to those who have little to no statistical history.

Before Tessellation, Jealyn worked at the Center for Survey Research where she experienced firsthand the data gathering process and its importance in conveying information to make better decisions. While taking business analytics at the University of Virginia, she learned how powerful data is, especially when conveyed truthfully and accurately.

Whether people realize it or not, data impacts their day-to-day lives and the decisions they make throughout the day, the week, the month, and the year. Jealyn’s hope at Tessellation is to share her knowledge in data and visualization to help others.

Austin Wilson


As a Pacific NorthWest native, Austin attended Western Washington University for a BA in Management Information Systems as well as an MBA in Enterprise Management. He immediately applied his passion for data and visualization by joining a data consultancy where he had the opportunity to work for big names such as Amazon and T-Mobile as well as smaller start-ups and school districts.

As a consultant at Tessellation, Austin is excited to bring his passion for data to others and help them visualize and solve their problems. Outside of the office, you can find him in his RV in the mountains playing his piano, hiking around, and snowboarding

Eric Carpenter

Data Analyst

Eric enjoys the full stack of data disciplines from data engineering and management to data modeling and visualization. As a graduate student on the data science general track at Northwestern University, he has committed his career to all things data.

With 8 years of experience in the outdoor industry as a sales manager, brand consultant, and go-to-market strategist, Eric understands the pain points of a business and approaches client challenges with empathy and enthusiasm.

As an analyst at Tessellation, Eric excels at managing data effectively and creating data visualizations that enable clients to make informed decisions with ease. Outside of work, Eric enjoys skiing, rock climbing, reading, and playing music.

Connor Burton


Connor has been enthusiastic about data analysis for as long as he can remember. Dating back to digging through sports statistics and box scores as a kid, numbers have always been something that fascinated him. This fascination led to a degree in data science from the College of Charleston.

Connor has over three years of experience designing and building reports and dashboards using Power BI. He enjoys transforming rows and columns of data into insightful visualizations that tell a story to end users. As a consultant at Tessellation, he wants to help people harness the power that lies within their data and provide them with the tools and knowledge needed to make informed decisions.

In his free time, Connor enjoys golfing, disc golfing, walking his dog, watching movies, and checking out local restaurants and breweries.

Bianca Quijano

Business Development Representative

Bianca is a self-starter with a passion for sales and marketing. She has a strong background in the luxury hotel industry with 4 years’ experience of building optimal solutions for hotel guests and managers alike, driving up revenue and customer reviews.

Bianca specializes in enhancing personalized customer experiences while building systemized solutions for customer pain points. She is passionate about finding underserved inefficiencies in a market and creating solutions for them, all the while building meaningful relationnships along the way.

Bianca has a love for health and wellness, embodying a paleo lifestyle. She loves to read books about self-help, the human psyche and business. She always loves to share stories that inspire people around her and make them laugh.

Dave Ovitt

Dave Ovitt


Dave joined Tessellation as an experienced consultant in the financial planning and analysis realm in the retail industry. He’s passionate about overcoming the hurdles between the problem and the solution, and has experience in a variety of technologies, but has a knack for Microsoft products, especially Power BI. He loves efficiency and is a Lean Six Sigma Certified Black Belt. 

As a consultant at Tessellation, Dave is focused on helping clients leverage their data to tell stories and make informed decisions. By working with the client to understand the problem, he enjoys finding creative solutions that allow for the data to speak for itself.

Will Strouse

Will Strouse


Starting his data career in retail fraud detection a decade ago, Will led the transformation of loss prevention investigation strategies from simple exception reporting to advanced analytics, data visualization, and gamification. From there, he continued to pursue a career in data visualization as a consultant in the Life Sciences and Medical Device industries, then most recently in supply chain robotics technology performance analytics.

A two-time Tableau User Group Ambassador representing the Boston Tableau User group and strong supporter of the Veterans Advocacy TUG, Will has an infectious passion for data-art, the Tableau Community, and supporting others in their professional journeys as a mentor.

As a consultant at Tessellation, Will helps our clients define their true business questions then explore their data through engaging and interactive visualizations to find the answers. When he is not vizzing, Will owns and operates a small family farm in Southern New Hampshire.