January 2024 | New Year, New NH UXPA

New Year, New NH UXPA!

Welcome back to the NH UXPA! We’ve gone through some changes since the last event, and are ringing in the new year with some new faces leading the team. Our first meeting of the year will be an online social gathering, so stop by and bring the pets! Join us as we introduce ourselves and share how we will be working to serve the local UX community.

In addition to getting to know each other, we will also talk about our goals for the year. Most importantly, we want to hear from you—as we arrange the presentation schedule over 2024, what subjects or speakers do you value most? Are you interested in joining in-person events or other meeting formats? Come let us know!

Meet the Board!

Emily Masterson | Program Director

Emily Masterson

Program Director

Emily is a Product Design leader specializing in educational technology. She is co-founder of Forging UX, LLC a consulting firm specializing in developing UX processes and maturity among UX teams.


Steven Jencso

Event Director

Steven is a seasoned UX leader and mentor, and loves to support new designers. He is excited to be the new host of NH UXPA events and eagerly awaiting the arrival of his first child in April!


Kal Kaasila

Social Engagement Director

Kal is a UX designer with 8+ years of design experience. For the past few years Kal has been supporting the e-commerce websites for Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Amana, Whirlpool Inside Pass, and Everydrop Water.

Tara Walker | Digital Operations Director

Tara Walker

Digital Operations Director

Tara is an Enterprise-level Senior UX designer with a visual and interaction design background. She has 10 years of experience designing engaging interfaces, with a focus on B2B software and UX/UI design and prototyping. She is currently a Senior Product Designer for Liberty Mutual.