I’ve taught technology for 20 years to students & professionals ranging from two through Ph.D..
SparkFun Electronics, Discovery Education Headquarters, New York University, Tufts University, University of Colorado, Colorado State University, M.I.T., Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Stetson University, Longwood University, University of Arkansas, East Carolina University, University of Massachusetts, Hampshire College, University of Wyoming, T.E.I. in Canada, DESIGN West, the National Science Teachers Association conference, Uganda, Korea, China, Greece, at multiple Maker Faires, Mini Maker Faires, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Science Museum Oklahoma Network, Arkansas Museum of Discovery, Science Museum of Minnesota, Union Station Science City, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Strategic Air and Space Museum, Fat Brain Toys, US Public and Private K-12, US Library systems, a multitude of after school programs and at the United States of America’s Science & Engineering Festival (2012 & 2014).
Robotics, programming, animation, game design, video & sound editing, soldering in many forms, sensors, actuators, microcontrollers and wireless networks, as well as tech ed professional development. I created the content & led the first twelve classes at SparkFun Electronics, started the SFE education department, led one of the first teams in the US to teach microcontrollers in a public elementary school, copiloted SFE’s National Tour offering workshops to organizations and schools across the nation, created multiple lines of educational products, hosted multiple international contacts & led an Arduino class attended by 150 professionals at the first Make a MakerSpace in January of 2013. In 2014 I worked with Ugandan technology educators Fundi Bots to help establish the first public African branded technology education “space” called a Fundi Space. During this time I trained educators, managed a team doing curriculum creation, conducted more than thirty workshops, led an international Research & Development team in creating electronic farm automation solutions as well as prototyping multiple other product lines for clients. I have been returning annually (as life allows) ever since to teach camps as well as level up educators and engineers. In 2019 & 2020 I led a team creating art installations for the largest four day music festival in East Africa as well as working with a blind educator to provide a robotics system to teach the blind and sight impaired.
An eternal student & often teacher, I’ve founded a few companies while not traveling & teaching:
In 2021 I founded a 501C3 and gifted a robotics lab to a local middle school. From 2015 to 2018 I was co-founder and lead engineer at QuestBotics- a BlueTooth based educational robot that is capable of teaching debugging skills to toddlers and providing an introduction to “swarm” robotics for older users. I was awarded the 2017 Golden Mousetrap Award for Rising Engineer Star and was part of an award winning documentary about a team I work with in Uganda. I have received many grants to teach technology across multiple continents as well as helping to upgrade existing robotics labs. Currently I develop prototypes, create music, teach workshops, run a small farm, and make art. In my free time I play with a looper, microphones, turntables, CNC routers, tractors and chainsaws. I am very interested in startups and hope to help found at least eight companies over the course of my career. I am a dedicated team player and I am open to joining strong, honest teams pursuing interesting ideas.
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