Education

M.S. Aerospace Engineering
University of Colorado - Boulder
2013 - 2015, GPA: 3.90

B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Western Kentucky University
2009 - 2013, GPA: 3.76

Professional Experience

Mechanical Research Engineer, 2016 - Present
MMA Design, LLC

Responsible for R&D efforts in deployable space structures, specifically large aperature thin film systems. Includes conceptual design, prototyping, testing, analysis, and system-level development.


Mechanical Design Engineer, 2013 - 2015
BioServe Space Technologies

Design Engineer responsible for mechanical and thermal systems design of the Space Automated Bio Laboratory (SABL) to fly aboard the International Space Station. Additional duties included requirements development, prototyping, design for manufacture, testing, verification, and assembly.


Prototype Machinist, 2012 - 2013
Engineering Prototype Facility at Western Kentucky University

Senior manual machinist and project manager responsible for time and cost sensitive project development, prototyping, and manufacturing for undergraduate research and departmental projects.


Research Assistant, 2012
STRIDe Lab at Florida State University

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates. Research, design, synthesis, and prototyping of mechanical robotic platforms and mechanisms. Integration of smart materials, specifically dielectric elastomers, into existing robotic platforms.


Mechanical Design Engineer, 2011 - 2012
Watchdog Innovative Solutions

Research, design, and development to turn customers' ideas into products, from concept to manufacturing.


Mechanical Engineering Intern, 2011
GE Aviation

Initiated and completed process improvement, efficiency, and fixture design projects to more effectively apply thermal coatings to gas turbine airfoils.


Machinist and Operator, 2007 - 2010
Madison-Smith Machine and Tool

Vertical mill, waterjet, lathe, forklift, and sheet metal tools operator.