I graduated in 2004 from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  After graduating, I went to work for an industrial design and engineering services firm outside of Boston for three years.  It was here that I met Mark, and he began to mold me into his young protégé, never shy about letting me know where I needed improvement.  I eventually left to work for a tech startup, but Mark and I remained close friends, continuing to work together as the years passed.

My love of engines started back when I was 12 years old, when I finally received my first dirt bike, which I had pleaded for incessantly for years.  Prior to that, I had tinkered with my older brother’s moped, and taken apart just about everything in the house that had a plug. 

Watching Mark build engines over the years really instilled a sense of pure amazement.  I watched as raw chunks of aluminum and steel were manipulated into beautiful machines that produced power.  And all done with two hands (with just a little bit of help from the miller and lathe).  I was instantly hooked.  I wanted to build engines, and I wanted to be able to provide others with that same sense of wonderment. 

In addition to designing engines, I have a passion for sports cars, motorcycles, and the outdoors.  When I’m not working, you’ll find me in a treestand, on the river, or in the woods.  In my spare time, I dabble with knife making, but have recently focused more on knife collecting.  I also have a love for animals, and have a cat that requires lots of attention and a constant supply of Band-Aids be kept on hand.