Education and History

Colorado State University
Bachelor of Science in Construction Management
Licensed Architect in Colorado, Idaho and California


Member of the American Institute of Architects


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More than just a pretty facade

I have always been curious about how things are built. When I look at a finished building, I think about all the people involved in the building process. Not just the designers and the engineers who listened to the client’s need and put it down on paper, but also the people who took the drawings and made it a reality. I think about the equipment that was needed to prepare the site. I envision all the form work and concrete trucks it took to build the foundation. I see the trucks that delivered the materials, and the workers who assembled the building materials in a logical and methodical order. I think about the superintendent who was responsible for coordinating the dance among the plumbers, electricians and mechanical trades so they worked harmoniously. I imagine the weekly meeting between the designers, engineers and contractors as they problem solve daily issues. Lastly, I think about the day the new building is complete and the people who will work there day to day in their new environment. The building has come to life. A new or remodeled facility has the blood, sweat and yes tears of many people. All the people involved are proud of their contribution to the final project. I am humbled to be one of them.

The world is a big and beautiful place

I live, therefore I travel. Experiencing new places and cultures. I wander through life and through the world. “It is better to travel well, than to arrive.” Buddha

3 things you would take to a deserted island:

A fishing pole, a knife and a good pair of boots.

If you were given $1,000 what’s the first thing you would spend it on?

A boat to take with me on the deserted island.

Your walls at home are:

Trying to tell me something.