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.