Mechanical & Fire Protection Engineer
I love the culture and environment at PDC. We have a family feel; we all have the same mission… to make the world a better place to live, work and play. I believe meeting the needs of the owner/users while ensuring public safety and environmental responsibility is what makes a project successful. I go ‘the extra mile’ on projects due to my OCD – that sense of responsibility and pride in my projects drive the outcome in every project I work on.
I am working on the F35 Bed down project at Eielson, which includes three under construction projects and three currently active in design. It is the first time these planes have had facilities built for them, and more specifically built in the arctic. These projects bring new challenges and require close collaboration with the owner. These are the first combat unit; all other facilities have been training facilities.
Aside from these F35 projects, which are my favorite projects I have worked on, the M&O station for DOT in Palmer is a favorite. That project was a lot fun because of the complexity of the systems involved. I am passionate about making complicated systems operate simply and efficiently.
I actually wanted to be a fighter pilot; I love planes and flying. However, as I continued to grow (6’10) I no longer fit in cockpits so I decided to go into design. My schooling focused on aircraft design for military jets.
Outside of work I am a professional photographer for the University of Fairbanks Athletic program, and I love to do landscape and architecture.