“It doesn’t stop being magic just because you know how it works.” — Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men
Autumn Patterson is a mission-driven IT professional with over 15 years of experience aligning IT operations with strategy and mission in the nonprofit and foundation worlds.
With experience in desktop support, system implementation and administration, website development, social media management, and mission-driven strategic planning, Autumn brings a variety of technical skills to the table to leverage for the greater good.
Autumn loves helping others learn about and use technology to its fullest, and believes that when people have deeper understanding and control over the technologies they use, it can help drive innovation, growth, and positive organizational change. Finding the best ways for people, processes, and systems to work together isn’t always easy, but it’s rewarding work that Autumn approaches with curiosity and collaboration.
Autumn loves chatting about Salesforce, accessible technologies, cybersecurity, tech equity, your kids, your pets, your website, or even just a cool spreadsheet you made.
When she’s not working, she enjoys a thoroughly nerdy definition of “fun,” which includes geocaching, 50-hour trivia marathons, board games that take at least four hours to complete, and attending sci-fi/fantasy conventions.
Autumn has a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), where she studied communications and popular culture.