Principal-Mechanical, Mountain Region Team Leader



I have been an engineer since 1983 and am licensed in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. At Mazzetti, I provide senior leadership through mentorship to younger staff, ensure team direction, and set the technical direction of MEPT engineering on client projects. I provide active involvement, creative solutions, and an understanding of what the other disciplines are trying to accomplish.

Much of my work has involved industry-shifting innovation. For Seattle University Library, my team made a LEED Gold addition of an integrated displacement ventilation with an existing overhead supply air system in a continuous space. For Peace Island Medical Center, our Living Building Challenge project integrated a ground source heat pump system with displacement ventilation, chilled beams, and natural ventilation.

Forty years since that drafting class, I still enjoy engineering every day. I’m motivated daily to solve problems, and to turn a blank page first into a design and then into an operating system.

In the past, I provided mechanical engineering design for a US Navy building at a NATO Air Base in Sicily, Italy. One of my five trips to the project site was to solve an equipment selection conflict.

 

My Flipside

I spend my free time with my friends and family. One is a Washington State University graduate; one will graduate from Ohio State; and the third is at WSU. For the past thirty years, I’ve been married to my best friend. I like to golf, cook, work on home projects, and be involved with my faith group.

Outside of work I also volunteer at a friend’s Seattle food bank often which is very fun and a chance to visit with the guests. Sammamish, Washington is my hometown, but I’ve also lived in Richland, Washington, Wilmington, North Carolina, and San Jose, California.

I knew the AEC industry was for me because my father was a nuclear engineer, so I wanted to be an HVAC engineer since eighth grade drafting class. My resolve never wavered – I worked hard through high school science and math classes, then challenging college engineering courses. Forty years since that drafting class, I still enjoy engineering every day. I’m motivated daily to solve problems, and to turn a blank page first into a design and then into an operating system.