Colette began playing the cello and tinkering with computers at a young age in Detroit, Michigan. She now manages a team of engineers who work on open source CI/CD solutions at IBM. As the chair of the Stewardship Working Group in OpenStack, she also advises the OpenStack Technical Committee on how to improve open source governance and leadership.. She actively records and plays live with rock bands, theater and dance productions. She loves learning about leadership and culture, and how to build great teams. She currently resides in New York City, NY.