Engineer, designer, innovator.  I enjoy the design process from the initial problem finding/concept generation to the final prototype/manufacturing preparation stages.  The challenges found in engineering are fascinating. At IMSAR, my previous employer, I would often troubleshoot radar systems at various stages of completion, from the circuit board to system level.  Whether the issue involved power, networking, circuit boards, RF, integration, etc., I could be counted on to get the system back up and running.  My skillset spans mechanical and electrical engineering with a little bit of computer science thrown in the mix.

As a graduate student in mechanical engineering at Brigham Young University my research involves compliant mechanisms and their applications in minimally invasive surgery.  This research is sponsored by Intuitive Surgical Inc., the world leader in surgical robotics.  I am grateful for the people I have worked with and the opportunities I’ve had during my time at BYU.  I hope to continue to work on meaningful projects that benefit individuals and society as a whole.

In my free time I will often be found working on projects, fixing things around the house, yard improvement, or car maintenance. My wife, Nicole, and I enjoy hiking, biking, and generally being outdoors.  This year we are looking forward to building a school in Nicaragua with the BuildOn organization.  I also love to read and usually have several books in my queue.