BIO

 about me 


Founder, Owner, and Operator of Nyla Technology Solutions and VitalUP Marketing, Shana is an innovative and customer-focused principal engineer with deep experience in all aspects of the software systems development lifecycle. She has a strong understanding of a broad range of techniques and technologies to develop software-intensive systems, particularily in a big data, cloud-based architecture. Shana is a proven leader and known as an outstanding communicator. Funny, engaging, and authentic, she is a frequently-requested speaker.

 PROFESSIONAL

Founder/Owner

Nyla Technology Solutions   |   CEO   |   2013 to Present

 

VitalUP Marketing   |   Managing Partner   |   2018  to Present

Experience

 

Emerge A.T.S.   |   Senior Systems Engineer  | Hanover, MD   |   2010-2013 

Berico Technology  |   Senior Systems Engineer  |   Arlington, VA  |  2009

Aerospace Corporation  |   Member of Technical Staff   |   Chantilly, VA  |   2004-2005

Boards

 

Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Council     |   2020

Baltimore Family Alliance   |  2018

Ft. Meade Alliance | Community Engagement Chair   |   2018

Awards

 EDUCATION

Bachelors   |   Computer Science   |   University of Virginia

Masters  |   Systems Engineering  |   George Mason University

 PERSONAL

Since 2011 Shana has been proud to call Baltimore home. She lives in historic Bolton Hill neighborhood with her husband, Brian, and her two children - son and daughter. On weekends when she is not taking the kids to music lessons or soccer practice, Shana can be found either running with a friend or on her Peloton bike. A fan of healthy cooking, she's been experimenting with recipes in her new Instapot and trying to stay away from her junk food pleasure, Old Bay flavored Cheese Curls. Shana frequently volunteers and is proud to be part of DBFA and helping Baltimore and Baltimore Families thrive.

Children: 2   |   Relationship: Married   |   Home: Baltimore, MD