Born in the USA and raised in New Zealand, I grew up pulling my toys apart instead of playing with them, quickly progressing to bicycles, motorcycles and automobiles. I had a fascination for beautiful things that go fast from a young age and a yearning to understand how these machines worked.
At the age of 17 I joined world-renowned explorer Mike Horn on an expedition to the Amazon Rainforest. Exploring this wild environment and developing projects to slow it's destruction ignited a desire to engineer products that can accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy and mobility, and technology that can assist with the development of the people that will be most affected by the coming environmental changes.
An honors degree in mechanical engineering was a natural progression.
While completing my Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering, I interned at Oracle Team USA and helped design and build the high-performance carbon-fibre composite AC72, the winner of the 34th America's Cup Yacht Race. After graduating, I pursued my passion for sustainability at BECA in Australia, gaining excellent inter-disciplinary mechanical engineering design experience on water, wastewater and biogas projects.
I returned to the USA in 2019 to pursue my passion for electric self-driving mobility, joining BYTON to develop an all-new full-electric level 3 autonomous SUV, the M-BYTE. This has been an incredible learning experience and I have developed a deep and broad understanding of electric vehicle design, leading detailed cross functional design integration across all vehicle systems.
I am an enthusiastic innovator, excellent communicator and enjoy problem solving in collaborative team environments. I'm confident, creative, curious and committed to continual learning and improvement.
I'm deeply passionate about electric and autonomous vehicles and the future of transportation and technology.
I have a philosophy that innovation can come from any level. I have the ability to build a strong rapport with people of all backgrounds to enable high inter-disciplinary design collaboration. I seek to challenge and be challenged to achieve the best outcome for the product user.
CURRENT ROLE (June 2019 - Present)
Mechanical Design Engineer and Vehicle Package Architect, Vehicle Integration
BYTON North America
Santa Clara, CA
Mechanical Engineer & Project Manager
BECA Pty Ltd
B.E. (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
University of Canterbury
Christchurch, New Zealand