Sunday, July 23, 2017

Diane Birtles

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Title: Senior Consultant

Education

Ferris State University / B.S. Computer Information Systems

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary / M.A. Intercultural Studies / M.A. Biblical Counseling

On Life

When I am not at work, you can often find me connecting with friends over sushi at Ming Ten or coffee at Panera, or enjoying a walk at one of the area’s many parks.  As a life-long resident of Michigan, my love of the outdoors was instilled in me from a very young age. Growing up, I spent countless hours at the lake swimming and water skiing. I also enjoyed riding horses and in the spring it was our family tradition to tromp through the woods hunting for the elusive and tasty morel mushroom. To this day, I continue to spend as much time as I’m able outdoors, often with a camera in hand and a dog at my side.ow a dayre likltdoor, often with a camera in hand and a dog at my side.  s at the lake, riding horses or walkly

On Work

I have had the privilege of working in a variety of diverse roles. In the realm of technology and business consulting, I have vast experience as a developer, systems analyst and project manager and have always enjoyed focusing on the human side of business.  Sitting with individuals to hear their needs, unravelling complex situations and problem-solving with them is a common theme through all of my work experiences.

Having served as a director within a local nonprofit has afforded me first-hand experience and insight into the unique challenges faced by individuals serving in non-profit organizations.  My training and experience have equipped me to understand not only the technical side of business solutions but also the individuals that work with the technology and processes.

On Service

What attracted me to DPT is their intentional focus on putting people first and listening to their needs to find the right solution for each customer. There is always a human component that is critical to the ongoing success of every solution and organization. Throughout my career, I have had a passion to assist individuals in realizing their full potential both personally and professionally.  I am excited to be a part of the team at DPT where relationship building and maximizing potential is a large part of what we do.