About me

Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, I recently celebrated 21 years in Silicon Valley.  As a surface scientist my work is focused on the physics and chemistry of how materials come together.  I have led product development in the electronics, biotech, and defense industries.  Business development activities include corporate and intellectual property acquisition and third party licensing.  I have managed teams with greater than 40 engineers and technicians with a budget of 10M USD.  In my spare time I enjoy hiking and teaching — since 1999 I’ve taught materials engineering at San Jose State University and have had the privilege of serving as the MS thesis advisor or committee member to several colleagues.

I work for Fitbit in the Advanced Product Development group.  I lead the smart materials development team.

Previous Experience

  1. Senior Manager, Corporate Strategy, TE Connectivity, Berwyn, PA
  2. Senior Principal Scientist, TE Connectivity, Menlo Park, CA
  3. Director, Research Lab, Artificial Muscle, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA
  4. Director of Technology Development, Fluidigm, South San Francisco, CA
  5. Senior Manufacturing Manager, Western Digital, Fremont, CA
  6. Engineering Physicist, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA
  7. Senior Engineering Manager, Applied Materials, Santa Clara, CA

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