ClarityMinded Consulting is the result of three careers representing diverse views on solving technology problems. The common thread between these multi-decade careers is the notion that “we can improve our processes and the outcome of projects responsibly, iteratively, and cooperatively”. To that end, ClarityMinded focuses on a clear view of successful and evolving approaches to technology design, development, and delivery while being mindful of the goals and investments of our clients. As leaders and teams we believe in, exercise, teach and champion Agile frameworks and methodologies within the culture and context of the organizations we serve.
Chuck Ludwigsen is a technologist and the founder of ClarityMinded Consulting. He has over thirty years of experience building technology solutions and the processes used to take those projects from conception to production. “The process should be developed in the same way that an application is; with standards, requirements, collaboration, evaluation, objectives, and measurements.”
Michelle Hurtley is organized. Beginning in the United States Air Force as a computer operations specialist, Michelle instantly and repeatedly drew organization and efficiency out of the variety of tasks and teams she served. To this day, she can step into virtually any role and bring a clear, efficient oversight of every step of a project. “I am honored to help people do what they do better.”
Preston Gilchrist has been a technology enthusiast for almost his entire life. He has decades of experience solving complex technology challenges in a diverse set of industries including high tech, hospitality, and finance. He brings the same high level of dedication, innovation and results oriented focus to all his endeavors. “Many small wins are the best way to achieve big wins.”
Shawn Hurtley is a teacher and consummate problem solver. Having held roles as a technology educator as well as an implementer, Shawn has a distinct ability to see a product from the perspective of the ultimate consumer. “Sometimes we are too focused on pure technology. We forget the person at the other end of the keyboard. Never ignore or forget the human factor.”