After high school I went to De Anza Community College in Cupertino, California.
I have two Associate degrees. One in Experimental Tool & Die, and the second
in Numerical Control Programming. I had an internship at NASA Ames Research
Center while I was a student.
When I graduated college I worked as a machinist at Alameda Naval Air
Station, in Alameda, California. I helped repair aircraft and aircraft
carriers including the catapult track covers (all 200 yards) for the USS
While I was working at Alameda I stayed in touch with the people I interned
with at NASA and eventually I was hired at NASA Ames Research Center and
I have worked here ever since.
I advise high school students who are interested in a career similar to
mine to study, drafting, math and industrial arts. I also recommend getting
involved with the First Robotics Competitions either in the Legos League
or in the Robotics competition. You will learn about production and find
When I retire I plan to teach. I hope to teach industrail technology classes
and to also enter in the robotics competition.
I am married and have two children, a girl and a boy. In my spare time I
consult with six high school robotics teams. I advise them on mechanics,
machining, structural design and how to run the machine shop.