Senior Mechanical Engineer, Energy Modeler

I’ve been in the industry for over 16 years, gaining extensive experience in project development, design, energy modeling, LEED, and construction administration services for a variety of HVAC systems.  I really enjoy striving to make buildings as energy efficient as possible. Towards this, I use Revit and energy modeling software to integrate systems that facilitate optimal building performance, fully addressing each project’s energy efficiency, performance, cost, and acoustic concerns.

I am a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the states of Missouri and Illinois; I’m also registered with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as a practicing LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C).  Sometimes I wear other “hats” such as Plumbing and Fire Protection design as needed.

My Flipside

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family. I volunteer with my son’s Cub Scouts.  My boys won 1st and 2nd place overall in their Cub Scout Pack Pinewood Derby Race, using cars we designed and built together. My hobbies include vegetable gardening and automotive mechanic work.

I’ve found that you can (surprisingly) learn a lot about almost everything just by working on cars.  I would not be so handy around the house or even be a Mechanical Engineer had I not been interested in cars!

When I have the time, I also play the drums.  I auditioned and earned a spot in the Illinois All State Band percussion section during my senior year in high school. I also auditioned on drum set and won a music scholarship for college at BAC but turned it down to follow my passion of Mechanical Engineering!

If I could change the world, I would reduce energy waste and reduce my family’s footprint through vegetable gardening, mulching, recycling, modifying personal vehicles to be more fuel efficient, and in general, repair old items rather than replacing them with new items.