I became an engineer because my mother, a biologist, told me that biologists did not make much money and that biology jobs were scarce. My father was a physicist. I liked physics in high school, but knew job prospects were also scarce in that field. So I decided to enroll in the engineering program at UAF.
As engineers we have an intellectual tool belt to use that most of the population does not have. I am passionate about using that tool belt to help the public solve problems and produce solutions in an economic, safe, and efficient manner.
I am currently working on two geothermal projects that are especially intriguing; both projects utilize vertical borehole geothermal loop fields for low cost heating systems for their respective buildings. It is enjoyable for me to design and utilize cost effective and high efficiency heating and cooling systems.
A successfully completed project is when the Owner is smiling, the mechanical systems are operating correctly, and the project came in under budget. We go “the extra mile” on projects to get them done right, which usually results in a better quality product.