Energetic, driven, and progressive mechanical engineer with a strong background in product testing, development support, aerospace structures, and flight test. Possesses effective communication and collaborative abilities instrumental to successful team efforts. Demonstrates constant self motivation essential for task completion and process improvement. Thrives in a dynamic, challenging environment. Constantly seeks learning and development opportunities. Core competencies include: Test Project Management Program Planning Resource Allocation Test Design Component Analysis Design Collaboration 3D Modeling Data Interpretation Technical Reporting Technically skilled in the following software platforms: Creo Parametric and Simulation Pro/Engineer CAD and FEA) Autodesk Simulation Mechanical LabVIEW MTS Control and DAQ IADS Flight Test MathCAD DADiSP Solidworks
SENIOR TEST ENGINEER08/2010 to Current K2 Sports – Seattle, WA
Responsible for planning, design, and execution of a variety of developmental and standard tests performed on a wide range of outdoor products and materials.
test project and resource management, methodology development, fixture design, CAD/CAM, programming and data acquisition, sensor specification, instrumentation, traditional stress/strain and FEA, data processing, and product design support.
Key Accomplishments: Developed and implemented updated material properties test procedures Collaborated with development engineers to create a design feedback system essential to efficient design processes Acted as official K2/BCA Float Airbag product representative and technical expert during CE standard development meetings Managed all testing efforts from concept development to product launch: K2 Kwicker System.
AIRFRAME DESIGN/TEST ENGINEER08/2009 to 06/2010
Responsibilities included aircraft component design and structural analysis as well as planning and oversight of broad scale aircraft structures and systems testing.
Performed test programming and control, data acquisition, and unique test fixture design.
Experience with real time flight test sensor data monitoring and manipulation.
Key Accomplishments: Completed comprehensive structural proof testing for Cirrus 'Vision' Personal Jet Prototype Functioned as designated airframe flight test engineer during prototype primary envelope expansion Successfully executed FAA conforming test schedule, meeting requirements for certification of new aircraft: SR22T Managed all structural test efforts at Cirrus.
Cirrus Aircraft – Duluth, MN
BS: Mechanical Engineering1 2007University of Minnesota-
BCA, CAD/CAM, concept development, data acquisition, data processing, product design, engineer, materials, meetings, processes, programming, real time, specification, unique, Vision
I am a passionate outdoor recreationalist. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, backpacking, climbing, snowboarding, backcountry skiing, mountaineering, mountain biking, and fishing. I'm always looking to develop the skills and means to further my connection with the natural world.