Principal, Electrical Engineer


MEP Engineering

For the last 16 years, I’ve had the privilege of doing meaningful work, working with exceptional clients and partners. As an Electrical Engineer and Principal at Mazzetti, I specialize in the design of electrical distribution, power, renewables, lighting, telecommunications, fire alarm systems, and coordination with architects and other disciplines.

I really enjoy leading teams — coordinating and coaching to achieve a successful project. My team has had the honor to participate on landmark projects, including the $1B+ LEED Platinum Packard Children’s Hospital and on various projects for portfolio clients like UCSF, Kaiser Permanente and Stanford Health Care.

I ensure our work is tailored to each client’s needs, avoiding cookie cutter designs.

My energy efficiency work for Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, California, was highlighted in this EC&M article. For this $1.2 billion expansion – adding 521,000 square feet of floor space and more than 3.5 acres of healing gardens and green space – we used a low-velocity displacement air distribution system for patient rooms and other spaces, requiring lower horsepower fans and lowering cooling production.

As the Healthcare sector is urgently driving towards carbon neutrality, I take my role seriously to support environmental stewardship. Towards this, in addition to advising clients, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in demonstration projects, measuring the performance and reliability of microgrids — literally powering the future of Healthcare!

Electrical engineering even spills into my volunteer work. I have done a load analysis for a school for children of migrant workers in Ensenada, Mexico, and recommended a phased approach to building a power generation system.


My Flipside

In my free time, I enjoy hiking with my family – my wife Melissa, and kids David and Sophia – which you can see here from a photo of us above Rancheria Falls in Yosemite. I’m a lifelong resident of Fremont, California.

As a youth leader at a Spanish-speaking church, I prepare them to be productive members of society. I take the youth on annual working mission trips to Ensenada, Mexico and help them with schoolwork and apply to college. When we go hiking, I teach them a “Leave No Trace” approach to nature; most of them have what I call an extreme case of “Nature Deficit Disorder.” Here you’ll see another photo of me holding my daughter Sophia and our youth group outside of the Telegraph Center in Oakland after a Thanksgiving food drive. The last picture of me in south Fremont with David in tow (sleeping).

Why the AEC industry? I got into electrical engineering because it was challenging. Originally I wanted to work in robotics, but construction was booming when I graduated. I landed my first engineering role at a company my future father-in-law recommended as one of his “top 5 in the Bay Area.”

I had some lighting experience from working at an energy consulting program in college, and they were looking for a lighting analyst. I took to the work and the industry, and I’ve been here ever since.


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