I have been a WoRMS editor since 2009 and currently serve as one of the chief taxonomic editors for MolluscaBase. My main research background lies in molluscan phylogenetic systematics and my work has included projects such as leading the Bivalve-Tree-of Life effort, developing higher-level classifications, engaging in monographic studies involving a broad range of morphological-anatomical and molecular data, and investigating changes to regional biodiversity (especially in coral reef environments) over time. As a practicing taxonomist and museum curator, I have enjoyed experiencing the rapid development of WoRMS into the World’s leading nomenclatural resource. Now I am excited about the prospect of taking this to the next level, by further integrating additional biodiversity information (such as high-quality images, type specimen data, distributions in space and time), and by improving the range and research-usefulness of linked “attributes", which will connect us to even broader user communities. At the North American end, I am involved in regional efforts of mobilizing millions of collection specimen data records through the InvertEBase/iDigBio efforts and believe that we can engage in novel and very fruitful partnerships that will enhance and improve our WoRMS database.