After graduation from High School in Nebraska, I moved to upstate New York to attend college. During my time at R.P.I. I was offered a Co-op at JPL. I took the position and the cast was set. I didn’t want to work anywhere else after graduation. I took a position in the Advanced Mechanical System section and began work on all things mechanical. I worked on missions from Mars to planet Earth. I have been at the lab for a combined 8 years, and my life has been great. I am a big sports fan I played college hockey and still try to play at least once a week. I also coach ice hockey.