Mechanical & Fire Protection Engineer
I love the culture and environment at PDC. We have a family feel and 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 recently worked on the F35 bed down project at Eielson Air Force Base, 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 fighters are the first combat unit, all other supporting structures up until this point have been training facilities.
Aside from the F35 projects, the M&O station for the Alaska Department of Transportation in Palmer is one of my favorites. It was a lot fun because of the complexity of the systems involved. I am passionate about making complicated systems operate simply and efficiently.
Before engineering, I actually wanted to be a fighter pilot; I love planes and flying. However, as I continued to grow (now 6’10”), I no longer could 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 landscaping and architecture.