Founder of Motley Goods, luxury soft goods manufacturing company. For the last four years, I've built a globally recognized brand from the ground up. Responsibilities include supply chain management, manufacturing, product development, customer relations, web management, textile research, textile design, and custom fabrication.
Founder of a 6K', 40+ member co-manufacturing and product development collaborative work space located on Market st., in the heart of San Francisco. Manufacturing space includes wood shop, silkscreen facilities, industrial sewing, photography studio, and gallery space. Responsibilities include general management of the space and facilities, recruitment of members, and event and workshop production.
Lead Purchaser for Puppet Fabrication team. Primary responsibilities included purchasing tools and materials for 65-person department, in addition to working knowledge of wide range of assembly techniques and materials. Fast-paced environment required attention to detail and the ability to work within and between multiple groups of fabricators and producers. Creation of 2d assets using laser cutter and vinyl plotter/printer.
University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Course work towards BS, Mechanical Engineering
University of California at Santa Barbara, BA Art Honors program. Emphasis on sculpture with cross discipline course work including machining through the Engineering department, and sewing construction through the Drama department, as well as graphic design, and video editing.
I’ve been building custom first person view (FPV) racing drones for about three years now. They keep getting smaller and more powerful. they are very complicated little machines that require all sorts of fabrication, from 3d printing to soldering. Troubleshooting, using compatible components, and even joust flying them is all part of the game.
I started Motley Goods in 2012, because I saw a need for good looking high quality bike compatible bags that you could bring to work. After 1000's of custom bags made, I decided to move production to a factory and am getting ready to offer a new design.
I've designed and built 3 large dance platforms for Burning Man. the Skybar 2 was designed in CAD, built by me and a few friends, shipped on a 40' flatbed, assembled on site in the desert, partied on for a week, and disassembled in two days. It could support 175 people dancing, was 12' high with a 30' diameter. Hosted some of the world's best DJ's, and the youngest billionaires. Ain't no party like a Panda lounge party.
Since about 2011 i’ve built 4 sail bikes. The latest was clocked on GPS at around 40 miles an hour. It’s a dream to sail (bike?) with steering on both sides and a roller furling main sail. it'll go upwind, and fly a hull (bike?) downwind. The sail bike is the finest transportation on earth.
I built my first 3d printer a Prusia i3 open source design in 2013. I quickly upgraded to lulzbot Taz3 which is amazing. 3d printing has opened up a world of CAD and fabrication that I am just scratching the surface of.
I love Bicycles and motorcycles, Ive made probably 30 bikes since college including a 9 person bicycle. in 2016 I rebuilt a 1968 Honda c90 with an engine swap, new wiring, and exhaust. Its great to kick around the city with. Learned a lot about gas motors with this one.
In 2008 I built my own low speed generator adapted from plans I found online for a wind turbine. I wound my own coils, molded the stator and magnet plates, adapted it to fit a bike wheel hub, and then modified it to work from a swing set. Two adults could pump out 9 volts continuously, though children were more energy efficient...
I’ve made a career building fine art for publica artists. In 2008 i built a 12' diameter steel sphere from 1' square tubing requiring thousands of custom cuts and TIG welds. This work is on display at the Reno museum of art
I've been sailing before I could walk, and have owned around 15 boats over the years. I race hobie 18's all over California. My 24' trimaran restoration was pretty ambitious, and resulted in an incredible boat. My current project is a 40' performance cruising catamaran capable of ocean crossing at high speed.