B.S., Magna Cum Laude Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 1997
M.S., Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 1998
CA, Structural Engineer, License No. S4809
CA, Civil Engineer, License No. C61655
UT, Structural Engineer, License No. 7272327-2203
CO, Professional Engineer, License No. 0051861
WA, Professional Engineer, License No. 54819
Why did you go into structural engineering?
My father was a construction superintendent, so I was introduced to the dynamics of a construction site at an early age. I was drawn to the creation of structures with a complex series of simple movements and elements. Upon entering UCSD, the description of the Structural Engineering program had me hooked – the ability to affect seemingly limitless structures. When I first got my PE license, I stamped a blank sheet of paper and faxed it to my dad at his job trailer – I think it was a proud moment for both of us.
Little known fact
My wife is a litigation attorney. When asked how many times I’ve been deposed, the official answer is based on my expert witness work, but the unofficial answer is a lot more!
Question of the Day
What’s your favorite way to get to work?
Bicycle – day or night, rain or shine. It’s a wonderful way to experience the city and enjoy a bit of exercise to start and end the day.