Specialization: Power Systems
Hometown: Bellingham, Washington
Why did you choose IEM? For me, the biggest draw towards IEM was the opportunity to learn about and get in on the ground floor of a rapidly growing industry. Newly written policies and heightened social awareness aimed towards the importance of energy management have been a boon to alternative energy career paths. When you pair these ideas with the fact that a job in this industry has a chance to directly influence the reduction of greenhouse gasses being released into the atmosphere, the choice was simple.
Shaping the Future: I started a career in Hailey, Idaho with POWER Engineers shortly after graduation where I now help design and draft underground electrical transmission lines. In short, I help energy get from a point of generation to the point of end use. I am currently working on a few projects with a utility provider in the Northeastern United States who have committed to expanding their renewable energy portfolio. The projects I help with will eventually connect newly built solar arrays to the grid so that people in the New England area can have access to cheaper, more reliable, and cleaner energy.
CWU Activities: While attending university, I helped kick start CWU's [Energy Management Club] with the assistance of several other classmates. Our goal was to expand the influence of our field of study to include the greater student body of Central Washington University and come up with innovative ways to implement energy efficient practices into our daily lives.