Launch Automation Engineer 2015-2016
I began working at SpaceX immediately after graduating from the University of Wyoming. Within two weeks of graduation I had found an apartment, moved to LA, and started a new career. I was hired at SpaceX partially due to my unique combination of electrical and mechanical skills; I joined a group of mechanical engineers and was tasked with assisting them in making their designs automation compatible. I started work on a number of projects and had a interesting time learning about SpaceX's operations. Unfortunately, my time at SpaceX was cut short in the spring of 2016 when some personal problems required me to return to Wyoming on a long term basis. I worked at SpaceX for 8 months and witnessed some truly amazing events while I was there: first failure of a Falcon 9, the first Dragonfly hover test, and the first landing of a Falcon 9 first stage. I managed to travel to both Vandenberg AFB and Cape Canaveral, and I saw Elon Musk address the company and craft its culture. It was an amazing experience and I am sad it had to come to an end. Unfortunately, I am unable to discuss the details of any of the projects I worked on at SpaceX, so this page will always remain a bit of a stub.