Initially, my interests and abilities were in the fine arts, primarily painting.
Seizing life opportunities, I acquired a degree in Architecture at SCI-Arc and simultaneously worked and headed the mechanical design and develpment of advanced computer systems and equipment at USC-ISI research facilities in Marina Del Rey, CA.
Moved to Northern California in the mid-90's and worked as Senior Product Designer for GVO, Inc., one of the oldest and established product develpment firms in Silicon Valley.
I began teaching Pro-Engineer CAD at Cabrillo College in 2003, part-time to the present, now including SolidWorks.
Principal founder of an umbrella product design firm named Design Santa Cruz, in collaboration with 8 other designers, engineers and model makers.
2003 to Current:
Introductory and intermediate courses using Creo and SolidWorks as a Mechanical Engineering Degree requirement.
Lead product designer and product architecture for medical, consumer and industrial products
Consumer, medical and industrial products. Specializing in 3D complex surfacing in Creo and SolidWorks
Consumer, industrial, and medical products
Focused on wearable products R&D
Supported next generation of Google Glass products.
Headed the R&D group to design and build advanced computer systems and equipment.
Provided architectural services, design and project management.