I grew up in a small town in Idaho and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps while attending college.
I finished up my degree at Brigham Young University - Idaho and took my first mechanical engineering job at a fertilizer plant as a maintenance engineer.
I then moved on to a consulting firm that worked mostly with the Idaho National Laboratory designing the high temperature piping for a nuclear waste treatment facility, handling nuclear waste, and various other machine design.
I also gained experience design pressure vessels for a chemical weapons destruction facility as well as the heat exchangers for the Savannah River Site.
I then worked for a contracting company helping to design HVAC support for the MOX facility that is converting weapons grade plutonium into commercial nuclear reactor fuel.
I moved on to another contracting company that had a diverse load of work in the oil & gas field in the Western United States before Bentley approached me to come on as their product manager for the AutoPIPE brand.