At A Glance

I’m a computer engineer that develops Internet of Things products from proof of concept to production. I build the product, the firmware, the smartphone apps, the web application, and the assembly line.

  • Senior Embedded Hardware Engineer at Propeller Health. December 2017-present
  • Engineer at Allergy Amulet. September 2016-May 2017
  • Engineer at Quietyme. August 2014-May 2016
  • Founder at BlueTipz. April 2013-August 2014
  • Founder at Portable Scores. January 2012–present
  • Owner at WYZGYZ. January 2011–present
  • Level 3 Scientist/Engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. June 2004–January 2011
  • Honors BS in Computer Engineering with minors in French and Computer Science, June 2004 from Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR GPA 3.5
  • Proficient in C, PHP, Python, Linux, Zigbee, Bluetooth Low Energy, low voltage electronics, Altium, Solidworks.

Work Experience

  • Senior Embedded Hardware Engineer at Propeller Health. December 2017 – Present
    • Developing connected sensors (Bluetooth Low Energy) for detecting inhaler use and technique. 510k cleared medical devices.
    • Electronics, firmware, and enclosure prototyping. Taking electronics and firmware through production. Developing tooling for test and assembly lines.
    • Developing proofs-of-concept for patents and potential clients. Typically around a dozen per year.
  • Lead Engineer at Allergy Amulet. September 2016 – May 2017
    • Developing connected sensor (Bluetooth Low Energy) for detecting allergens in food using disposable test strips sensitive to specific allergens.
    • Developed prototypes of electronics, firmware, enclosure, component sourcing
  • Engineer at Quietyme Inc. August 2014 – May 2016
    • Developing connected sensors (Zigbee mesh network) for monitoring sound level, light, temperature, and humidity in hospitals, hotels, and apartments.
    • Did all prototyping, electronics, firmware, assembly rigs, component sourcing.
    • Managed staff.
  • Founder – Tech at BlueTipz LLC. April 2013 – August 2014
    • Technical founder of company building wirelessly connected sensors for ice fishing.
    • Did all prototyping, electronics, firmware, mobile app prototype, enclosure, testing, assembly rigs, component sourcing and logistics, web site.
    • Developed marketing materials, business plan, financial plans, fundraising.
  • Founder – Tech at Portable Scores LLC. February 2012 – present
    • Technical founder of company building a portable electronic scoreboard for recreational sports.
    • Proficient in hardware design for manufacturing, Arduino, Microchip PIC microcontroller, firmware development, mechanical design, manufacturing.
  • Owner/Engineer at WYZGYZ LLC. January 2011 – present
  • Freelance software and hardware development. Contract work with many clients to develop hardware and software solutions (usually proof of concept or prototype, sometimes DFM, sometimes assistance with manufacturing).
    • WYZGYZ contracts usually fill in gaps in salaried positions.
    • Other internal projects not yet released.
  • Level 3 Scientist/Engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. June 2004–January 2011
    • Please see my Work page for details about my projects at the Lab
    • Intern at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developing software in Java to use hand motions and object recognition for computer/human interaction. 2004
    • Reviewer and contributing writer assisting Dr. Michael Quinn with his book “Ethics for the Information Age,” (reviewing and editing chapters, writing review questions, writing Appendix of resources) 2003
    • University Honors College data administrator (designing and maintaining databases, designing and maintaining website, graphic design, tech support in administration office) 2001-2004


Please see the Writing page for a list


Patent NumberTitleDate
US-20220273235-A1Modular Inhaler Adherence Monitor2022-09-01
US-20220262517-A1System and Method for Monitoring Energy Usage to Analyze Patient Health2022-08-18
US-20220115107-A1Systems and Methods for Improving Respiratory Medicament Device Usage2022-04-14
US-D946138-SModular Inhaler Adherence Monitor2022-03-15
US-20210014941-A1Portable Induction Heater2021-01-14
US-20210007188-A1Portable Induction Heater2021-01-07
US-20200288543-A1Portable Induction Heater2020-09-10
US-8140464-B2Hypothesis Analysis Methods, Hypothesis Analysis Devices, and Articles of Manufacture2012-03-20
US-8036876-B2Methods of defining ontologies, word disambiguation methods, computer systems, and articles of manufacture2011-10-11
US-7805010-B2Cross-ontological analytics for alignment of different classification schemes2010-09-28
US-20080025617-A1Methods and apparatuses for cross-ontologial analytics2008-01-31
US-20070255666-A1Hypothesis analysis methods, hypothesis analysis devices, and articles of manufacture2007-11-01
US-20070106493-A1Methods of defining ontologies, word disambiguation methods, computer systems, and articles of manufacture2007-05-10


Honors BS in Computer Engineering with minors in French and Computer Science, June 2004 from Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR GPA 3.5

Honors College Undergraduate thesis: “Pushing Pixels: Design of a Useful Web Site” (an introduction to design and implementation of a web site for a mid-size organization)

Courses taken include:
  • Microprocessor Design
  • Advanced Digital Logic
  • Parallel Programming
  • Ethics in Computer Science
  • Operating Systems (I and II)
  • Electonic Materials and Devices
  • Java Programming
  • C Programming
  • Senior Design Project
  • Computer Architecture
  • VLSI Design
  • 3 years French


  • Sector67 Hackerspace member. 2011-present
  • Developed exhibit on mechanical motion for Madison Science Museum. 2015.
  • Invited speaker and program advisor for new Hardware Startup track at DesignWest. 2014.
  • Developed exhibit on lasers for Madison Children’s Museum. 2013.
  • Invited speaker at DesignWest. Talks on “Why I failed at Kickstarter and my friends didn’t” and “An engineer’s guide to braving the hardware startup world.”  2013.
  • Started Leisure Lab Seminar Series at PNNL to present home hobby projects to peers at the lab. 2006
  • Innovation Task Force at PNNL, tasked with making recommendations to increase innovation at the lab. 2006 and 2010
  • Committee co-lead of SuperComputing 2006 InfoStar program.
  • Committee member of SuperComputing 2005 InfoStar program.
  • Committee member of SuperComputing 2004 InfoStar program. Developed web application to deliver instant information about the conference to attendees via PCs, PDAs, and cell phones. 2004
  • Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) engineering honor society member, 2002-2004
  • Presenter at University Leadership Conference (how to efficiently run a meeting), 2003
  • National Residence Hall Honorary member and webmaster, 2002-2003
  • Layout/ editor/webmaster of The Chronicle, the University Honors College student publication, 2000-2003
  • University Honors College Application Essay Reader, 2003-2004
  • Hall Council president and webmaster, 2001-2002
  • Hall Council floor representative, 2000-2001



PHP, HTML, JavaScript, Perl, Python, Java, C


Web Development (HTML, PHP, JavaScript, AJAX, CSS, MySQL, IIS, Apache), Photoshop/Gimp, Eclipse, GIT/SVN/CVS.


Eagle (electronic design), Solidworks (mechanical design), 3D printing, casting, Atmel, Microchip and TI, Bluetooth Low Energy, Zigbee, Wi-Fi.

Operating Systems

Windows, Linux (RedHat and Ubuntu), Android