I spent my childhood carrying around a plastic set of tools, catching frogs, building forts, and exploring the neighborhood. I knew early on that I wanted to be an engineer. But at the same time, I grew up in a family that was predominantly businesspeople. Over the years I’ve deepened my understanding of both areas and sought to better harmonize them in the environments I’ve worked.
I studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota and recently graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School. I enjoy working on teams to develop products while integrating customer needs, business strategy, technical feasibility and the broader impact of the company and it’s products. Usually this involves going to Home Depot, using McMaster-Carr, SolidWorks and lots of duct tape.
I love listening. I’ve conducted customer interviews in cleaning, surgery and sleep applications, learning how to establish trust and craft questions to get meaningful insights.
Outside of work, my wife and I love rock climbing, hiking and camping. I also enjoy reading, roasting vegetables and potently gingery beverages.
The purpose of this site will be to share our journey to creating a new life in San Francisco, a few projects that I have worked on and the thought process behind them, and additional thoughts along the way.