Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Cambridge, MA 2003-2007

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering


Materials and Structures I & II, Thermodynamics and Fluids I & II, Heat and Mass Transfer I & II, Compressible Fluids, Modeling Dynamics and Control I & II, Fundamentals of Design I & II


Apple Inc.

Product Design Director 2020-Present

- Lead a team of 20+ mechanical engineers focusing on advanced computers, sensors, and user interfaces enabling future products not thought possible.  

- Heavy emphasis in advanced cooling techniques, extreme environmental conditions, and complex human interaction modalities.

Product Design Manager 2012-2020

-Lead a team of over six engineers and two interns in iOS Accessories group - Worked with marketing and CX team to develop roadmap and cost basis for new products - Provide justification and feature definition to kickstart new programs - Develop team skills and bring in new technologies - Develop systems to encourage highest quality design - Continue role as individual designer on side projects

- Transitioned to Special Proucts Group to focus on next generation technologies and focus on R&D development for future product lines.   Lead mechanical teams focused on integration of highly complex sensors and computers as well as significant work on user interaction development.

Product Designer 2007-2012

- Lead accessory product designer - Developed products in a variety of categories including headphones, cables, power adapters, and cases - Fluent in full design process including CAD, Design for Manufacturing, Statistical Process Control, FEA, Thermal analysis, and Electronic integration - Familiar with many major process including injection molding, CNC, stamping, PVD, painting, forming, compression molding, over molding, chemical etching, laser welding, soldering, adhesives - Used latest failure analysis techniques including SEM, FTIR, CT, GC/MS, Sectioning, Microscopy to develop root causes and create corrective actions to problems in development - Experienced in large cross-functional team environment the use of cutting edge technologies as well as ensuring complete validation

Dewey Lab at MIT  2005-2007


- Developed OWLdb, a tool to integrate the Semantic Web and relational database technologies - Presented at the 2007 Biomedical Engineering Society annual meeting

Apple Inc.  Summer 2005 & 2006

Product Design Intern

- Developed acoustics, buttons, and board system integration for portable devices - Built tethered prototype system of next generation system

- Designed test platform for evaluating touch sensors

- Engaged new PCBA technology vendors to determine best solution and integrate into next gen devices

MIT ROV Team - Underwater Robotics  2004-2007

President and Lead Design Engineer

 - Developed topside software platform kROV to drive underwater robots with a customizable interface  - Re-designed contra-rotating thrusters to provide uni-directional thrust at optimum efficiency

E33 Productions  2003-2007

Production Manager and Senior Lighting Designer

- Designed and coordinated theatrical lighting for on campus events; shows have included Cake, Bill Cosby, MIT Enterprise Forum, and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals


Martin Bowen Memorial Inspiration for Future Engineers Award - 2007 MATE ROV Competition

Inventor on four patents: 20090122510, 20090103764, 20090103760, 20090101433

Tau Beta Pi – Engineering Honor Society – Inducted Winter 2006

Pi Tau Sigma – Mechanical Engineering Honor Society – Inducted Fall 2005

Innovator of the Future – Material Handling Management – November 2003

Eagle Scout – Winter 2003


Triathlons, Mountain Climbing, Running, Web design, Raspberry Pi Hobbyist, iOS & OS X Apps, and Cooking