My professional career started in the US Army Corps of Engineers. While stationed in Alaska, the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Korea and Iraq, I worked as a construction engineer, project manager, explosives and demolitions trainer, and logistics officer. After military service, I have been involved in both the worlds of startups and academia. I have led projects in a variety of fields including: hydrologic warning, field maintenance operations, crisis informatics, oceanographic event analysis, and software development. I have also been an assistant instructor in the Department of Spatial Information Science and Engineering at the University of Maine.
I hold a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and a M.S. in environmental engineering from the the Missouri University of Science and Technology.