LisaSeattle Community Leader Jan 14, 2019

Let's use the first thread to introduce ourselves.

If you can highlight where you work, your role and what Atlassian tools you use, this will be a good way for folks to get to know one another.

Feel free to add anything else like your favorite color, food or what you like to do for fun.


I lead the Program Management group at Smashing Ideas, a digital agency in Seattle. We use Jira and Confluence extensively for both client and internal projects and communications. I've been a Jira fan since 2010, followed by Confluence in 2012.

Outside of work, I can be found hanging out in West Seattle with my family and doing everything I can to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer programs.

I've also been your Seattle Atlassian user group (AUG) leader since 2014 :)

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Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Jan 18, 2019

Hi everyone!

I'm Mikael and I am a principal applications specialist at FUJIFILM SonoSite located in Bothell where I am the admin for Bitbucket, Confluence and Jira. We also have a subsidiary in Canada that is using Fisheye that I am the admin for.  I am also one of the 130+ champions that you can find on this community.

Outside of work you will find me in Lake Stevens with my family at the local brewery.

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Hello Seattle AUG!

My name is Nicholette and I am a Sr. Program Manager projekt202, a software design and development consultancy.  We use Confluence, Jira, Slack, and Jira Service Desk. I suppose you could call me a Confluence fangirl. I LOVE IT!

I am your Seattle AUG co-leader, next to the fearless and fierce (yet quite friendly) Lisa Dawson.

Outside of work, you will find me in my local CrossFit gym with my Boston Terrier, Piglet, by my side. When the rain stops and the sun comes out, I'm in the mountains.

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Hi all. My name is Nathanael. I’m the Atlassian administrator at TerraPower in Bellevue. I’ve been using and administering Atlassian software since 2007. I’m familiar with all the tools in the stack but am responsible for Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Crowd at the moment.

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My name is Samantha.  Prior to Lisa being the AUG-lead (which I am forever grateful to her picking up the mantel-and now Nicholette too!), I assisted the previous leader for a while as AUG Lead helper.

I have been using JIRA and Confluence since 2013.  I first helped stand up an instance with a couple of co-workers from my Seattle team at Dell-SonicWALL.  It was love at first site/use. 

These days I am a contracting Scrum Master trying to teach the masses about how great JIRA and Confluence are and admin'ing on the side.  :)

In my spare time I am a Scifi book fan and run a book club with a lot of nerdy fun people.  I also spend as much time as I can with my cat Boris in my lap.

Thank you,


Hello All,

My name is Sreedevi and I work with TechMahindra in Redmond, USA. As a Technical PM, I have been using JIRA for over 5 years now and am loving the tool and learning every single day. 

Since I work with a team that use multiple tools for reporting, it is challenging to convince them to use JIRA and I spent most of the time, advocating the perks of the tool and getting team members to visually represent their deliverable s in Jira. 

In my free time, I like to read (fiction/non-fiction/self-help) and swim. 

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