I’m a hands-on mechanical engineer and prototyper who solves problems and makes tools and products for industrial and consumer use.
With over 20 years in the industry, I have a breadth and depth of knowledge in materials, processes, and engineering analysis to take something from idea to prototype to factory.
My “figure it out optimism” combined with a commitment to safety and function leads to cool, creative and utilitarian solutions.
Made from up-cycled, local materials, these gongs add the element of harmonious sound and rugged beauty to your home.
As a creator, failures are more numerous than masterpieces! It’s a tough balance to understand when something is going so wrong that it’s time to quit, or at least pause.
University of Texas SW Medical Center, Dallas Texas asked me to design and build a home exercise machine to monitor recovery of patients after heart surgery. Here is the prototype process I followed.
D&K requested a “ships ladder” to access the loft. A “ships ladder” is steep, and does not take up much floor space. It’s more complicated than a ladder because, to meet building code, it requires handrails.
Since declaring myself an Artist I have been able to learn many new skills. One common theme is to do anything greater than taking care of our basic human needs, is we need inspiration. From making a smoothie, to climbing a mountain, something triggers us to act.
My art installation, “Sea Shadows” is in the window of Puget Law Group, as part of the Tacoma Light Walk event, 12/31/22-1/19/23
What makes the Zero different from other drones is when it transitions to horizontal it becomes a flying wing and is much more aerodynamic than a traditional quadcopter drone. This gives the Zero its incredible range of 40+ miles. For efficiency the entire vehicle needs to be aerodynamic, so this project is about making the wheel struts aerodynamic.
Team Zeva had four successful flight tests last weekend! I’ve been designing light weight yet extremely durable landing gear.
Client Request from UTSW: Design and build a sleeping chamber that can hold negative pressure on test subjects.
From complex issues to simple fixes, I synthesize information from many different sources, repurposing concepts to bring new ideas and products to life.
Broad range allows me to problem solve and connect disparate information in new ways.
Brainstorming, inspiration, testing, iteration, collaboration, and the courage to innovate often yeilds the most interesting results.
- 3-D Printing
- Solidworks CAD
- Laser Cutting, Plasma Cutting
- Casting and Bonding
- Thermoforming and Woodworking
- Materials, Safety, and Feasibility
Work and Collaboration:
Let’s work together. Tell me more about your project.
Reach out to discuss solutions for your engineering or design needs, or to discuss custom metal art work.