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

Partner

Alex is passionate about enabling end-to-end analytics environments and has focused his career on growing and sustaining analytics center-of-excellences. He is a “jack-of-all-trades”, with a near-encyclopedic knowledge of the entire analytics technology stack. Alex is motivated by empowering clients. He is a coach at heart loves to show clients how they can be more successful. 

Baxter Boe

Partner

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 and has developed content expertise in hospitals systems, payers, financial institutions, consumer-packaged goods, and pharmaceutics.

Luke Stanke, PhD

Partner

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 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. 

John Emery

John Emery

Consultant

John joined Tessellation in November 2018, after spending the prior several years as a business intelligence analyst and operations researcher for the US Army, where he performed data post-processing on combat simulations.

He graduated from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2014 with a MS in Quantitative Finance, and has a BS in Geography from the University of South Florida.

Aidan Bramel

Consultant

An experienced Tableau and Alteryx admin and developer, Aidan brings end-to-end knowledge of the analytics stack. Having worked on Tableau deployments from 6 to over 60,000 users, she has extensive knowledge of deploying and governing analytic environments with a wide variety of requirements.

The bulk of her experience is focused on training, processes, and enablement across both Tableau and Alteryx platforms. She is passionate about introducing new ways to solve problems that users previously thought unsolvable.

Alicia Bembenek, PhD

Consultant

Alicia has spent her entire career teaching others and working with data. She was first a psychology professor and researcher, before discovering her passion for the field of data visualization. Her background in psychology still impacts her interests though. Alicia is most curious about two particular topics: How can we design data to more effectively communicate with others? When and how can charts change behavior?

Before joining the team at Tessellation, Alicia was a Tableau trainer for an online data visualization academy. She is happy to be a part of the Tessellation team, where she can continue to learn new Tableau tips and tricks every day, share what she has learned, and connect with others in the data visualization community.

Spencer Baucke

Consultant

Spencer joined Tessellation in February 2019 from GE Digital. Spencer has several years of experience turning data into action ranging from being involved in one of the country’s first Tableau based open data portals for a city government to digitally enabling education non-profits to identify trends and insights using Tableau. Spencer is a 13x Tableau Viz of the Day winner, Tableau Featured Author, and co-founder of Tableau initiative #SportsVizSunday. Spencer specializes in building Tableau dashboards and analytics that help end users understand their data in a holistic manner.  Spencer holds degrees in Economics (BA) from the University of Colorado and Finance (MS) from the University of Cincinnati. 
 
Outside of work Spencer enjoying working out, spending time with his family, and attending FC Cincinnati games. 

Ashley Erickson

Director, Head of Growth

Ashley joined Tessellation in August 2019 from AIM Consulting. Ashley has several years of experience within the Sales arena, specifically around technology where she has help countless clients identify their pain points and strategies a solution to implement. Her greatest joy is building relationships and trust, while helping her clients accomplish their initiatives.  Ashley holds a degree in Elementary Education (BA) from Western Michigan University. 
 
Outside of work, Ashley is married to her husband, Mike, and is a mom to 4 kids (3 boys and 1 girl), enjoys working out, spending time traveling to see family, and cheering on her Michigan Wolverines.

Nick Haylund

Principal Consultant & Manager of Strategic Partnerships

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 PowerBI dashboards. As an Alteryx ACE, a top honor in that platform’s community, Nick also enjoys leading local user groups and conferences in talking about all things data.
 
When not building an analytic product, training others, or leveling-up himself on the latest tool for his stack, you’ll find Nick hanging with his wife (Ellie) and dog (Cosmo), most likely playing Mario Kart or a 3+ hour board game with friends.
 

Katrina Johnson

Consultant

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 several years. Her role prior to Tessellation involved being the sole analyst managing all aspects from data management to data presentation and analysis.  As a consultant at Tessellation, Katrina partners with clients to help them better understand their data and how to respond to insights.  She facilitates turning data into action by translating complex technical ideas into everyday terms. She also helps lead a local Tableau User Group and is active in the online analytics community.   

 

In addition to analytics, Katrina enjoys spending time with friends, family, her dogs, and training Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu. 

Michael Green

Principal Consultant

Michael joined Tessellation in 2020, having previously worked with data for 7 years in a number of domains including manufacturing, supply chain, engineering, healthcare, sports, and agriculture.

Michael enjoys dreaming up creative ways to solve practical problems with data science & analytics. At Tessellation, he partners with clients to build end-to-end data products using a variety of technology stacks. He is constantly sharing his knowledge in data prep, machine learning, and data visualization with others in a simple, relatable way.

Outside of work, Michael enjoys exploring nature trails with his family, playing strategy board games with friends, and competing for the crown of victory on the ultimate frisbee field.

Matt Simcox

Principal Consultant

Matt Simcox is a Data Engineering and Data Warehousing expert, specializing in the latest cloud technologies in the space.  Matt most recently was an independent consultant with a handful of companies scoping and implementing these technologies.  Prior to this adventure, Matt was Sr. Manager of Enterprise Data Management at Alteryx, where he oversaw re-architecture of the data management environment.

Matt will be leading the charge in building out a best in class data engineering / data warehousing / cloud practice at Tessellation.

Matt is based in Denver, CO with his wife (Leslie) and Son (Maxfield).

Elizabeth Dinevski

Consultant

Elizabeth is a data engineering and science expert specializing in Python, Spark, Tableau, and PowerBI. 

She is passionate about blending business strategy with technology for data-driven decisions. Elizabeth was most recently a consultant and data scientist at IBM where she played multiple roles during large scale data science implementations.


Elizabeth will be growing the data science capabilities at Tessellation, helping clients leverage best-in-class analytical models to drive business results. 

Elizabeth is based out of Chicago with her cat (Simba).

Tessellation Partners

Candice Munroe

Candi runs her own consultancy in Toronto, Canada and is a Partner of Tessellation. She is passionate about data and helping people understand data in a meaningful way. She started as a pharmacist but her innate problem-solving skills and thirst for knowledge led her down the data path. Although she has previously worked in other tools, Candi prefers the Tableau ‘way’ and achieved her Tableau Desktop Qualified Associate in March of 2018. She enjoys mentoring people to reveal their data potential as others in the Tableau community have encouraged her. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and cuddling her Golden Retriever.