I care deeply about making people's lives better through the creation of great stuff. My masters thesis at Stanford University's Design School focused on "Meaning Generative Design" – a transcendent fusion of soul, beauty, and the self, all built upon a solid technical foundation of mechanical engineering and manufacturing.
I dedicate my professional energy to ensuring the teams I lead are given creative space, have their ideas championed, and that everyone has a chance to learn, grow, and mutually edify their peers throughout the product development process. As a mentor I try to instill this philosophy into students as an instructor and Adjunct Lecturer in design at Stanford, as well as in myriad gatherings over brews.
As a family man I am blissfully married to very busy surgeon and a loving father to a young son. I bike to work, am restoring a '66 Mustang, shred Skeggs on the weekend (with the kid sharing the handlebars), build bikes and guitars, read voraciously, and will gladly stay up into the wee hours discussing theology, craft, or the future of design work as an evolving discipline.
I strive to bring excellence and passion to all my endeavors, maintaining a sense of connectedness and creativity throughout my day-to-day. I am blessed to be called to creative work and to be able to do it with the best people in the world. Maybe you could be one of them too.