Over the last seven years, Hayley has compiled a successful track record of
driving creative and interactive digital projects. As a project manager, she finds
delight in making lists, communicating clearly, and helping clients achieve their
goals. At her core, she’s an innovative problem-solver–one who loves to identify,
examine, improve, and streamline complex processes. She also makes a mean
When not problem-solving, she enjoys sampling Portland’s diverse food scene,
quilting, and taking too many photos of her dog.
“Sometimes the best way to solve your own problems is to help someone else.” — Uncle Iroh, Avatar The Last Airbender
Becoming a project manager has been something of an evolution for me. Throughout my career, I’ve always been drawn to roles where I can utilize some of my favorite strengths and continuously grow. I’m a curious person who loves to collaborate, needs to organize, and wants to problem-solve. Project Management is a natural fit which has allowed me to tap into those skill sets. Plus, no two projects are exactly alike which means you’re always kept on your toes!
I love being part of a talented team where each member is passionate about what they do and the quality of their work. It makes projects run more smoothly and it’s FUN to work with people who are excited about what they do.
When managing a project, I bring with me the tips, tricks, and lessons learned from the projects before. This knowledge helps me create better project plans and helps the whole team (client included) avoid potential pitfalls along the way.
My approach to provide the best customer service possible is to clearly communicate (early + often), listen actively, and respond empathetically.
The ¡Salud! Virtual Winery Auction was one of my first projects at Solid Digital and one of my favorites so far. It posed some really unique challenges and had me thinking creatively at every step of the process! It also supported a great cause and provided an excuse to talk about wine with my team.
Iris Apfel–her designs are bold and funky, and she always has fun no matter her age.
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is my favorite museum (and luckily for me, it’s also local!).
Hard to pick favorites, but here are the top three that come to mind: Every Little Thing (podcast); Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë; The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Solid Daily (a random question asked over Slack each day) has been an entertaining way to get to know the team and feel connected, despite a global pandemic and actual physical distance.
Extra cheese, pepperoni, black olives, pineapple, and a hot honey drizzle.
Q: What are some ways that technology has influenced your life?
Technology has allowed me to live in Portland and remain connected to my family and friends who live elsewhere. I have three sisters who all live in different states and yet I still get to communicate with them on an almost-daily basis. How cool is that?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions–be proactive with your communication! Doing so helps mitigate project risks, keeps expectations aligned, and steers the project towards success.
I’d like to be known for my honesty, thoughtfulness, and sense of humor.