Michelle Haynes

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I brought Power BI to my sales engineering team two years ago when I was looking for an alternative to the limitations and tedium of Salesforce dashboards. We are now in our fourth "evolution" of Power BI reports, and I love the challenge of bringing new ways to help our SEs and managers view, discuss, and act upon data.

When I take breaks from refining my team's dashboards, I can be found walking my dogs around our acreage, volunteering with the Denison Animal Rescue Group (D.A.W.G.), feeding treats to my chickens, or working on my native and non-native flower gardens. I'm in the process of starting a hobby farm to grow cut flowers; to that end I have uploaded my plant data into a Power BI dashboard so that I can analyze and plan for growing seasons, colors, soil types, and so on. I also volunteer with the Whitewright Area Chamber of Commerce to increase the economic activity in our vintage, rural town.

My husband and I relocated from southern California to north Texas in 2017 for his work. I thoroughly enjoying working from my home office (Cylance is headquartered in Irvine, CA), and Google searches, trial and error, and self-instruction have been key to my Power BI skills. However, as a remote employee, it's especially important for me to connect with other data-minded people to level up my skills and challenge myself with new methods that will improve the product I bring back to my team.