I started my professional career at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory where I was an Opto-Mechanical Engineering working on airborne remote sensing instruments. I spent 5 years at JPL before taking a position at Caltech.
After Caltech I took an opportunity to work on one of the largest telescope projects in the world, the Giant Magellan Telescope. I am currently on staff at GMT as the Fast-steering Secondary Mirror Lead Engineer. The project is currently in the design phase and is planned to be built in the Atacama Desert of Chile and see first light around 2023.
Through all these jobs I have run my own consulting business, Observatory Systems. We specialize in the design, construction, and management of observatories such as the Great Basin Observatory.