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Western Washington University EET






Schematic Software: Experienced in the use of Altium and Eagle CAD to creat/modify/edit schematics.

PCB Design and Layout: Extensive experience using Eagle CAD for both complex and simple single layer boards. I have designed and milled numerous PCBs using Eagle CAD, Circuit Cam, Board Master and a ProtoMat circuit board mill.

Circuit Design and Testing: Simple and complex analog and digital circuits (breadboarding, protoboarding, using o’scopes, function generators, multimeters, and other misc. electronic lab equipment).

Embedded programming: Assembly and C. (Experience using Cypress Psoc, Freescale, and Arduino Microcontrollers).

Technical Documentation: Writing ECOs (Engineering Change Orders), processing EARs,ETOs,EERs, etc.

Project Concept to Release: Have taken multiple projects from concept to design, testing, and final release.

Circuit Board Rework: Very extensive experience; 2+ years. Cutting/Re-routing traces, replacing components from small SMD packages to large thru-hole components. Working with complex schematics to update existing PCBs.

Advanced Soldering: Experience with soldering under a binocular microscope using surface mount 0805, 0603, TSSOP, SOP, through-hole, etc.

VHDL programming: (Xilinx Cool-runner CPLD).

CAD Modeling: Basic skills including use of the program SolidWorks.

High Mechanical Aptitude: Welding, Wood working, and other forms of fabrication.

Technical Writing: Completed a technical writing course at WWU. Created a brochure outlining resources available to EET students.

Strong Communication Skills: Working with co-workers and fellow engineers to accomplish projects and tasks.

Computer Skills: Proficient with Microsoft Office products such as Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.


Work Experience


Alpha Technologies Inc.: Electrical Engineer June 2012 – Present.

Alpha Technologies Inc.: Engineering Intern July 2010 – June 2012.

Western Washington University: ETEC Employee Sept. 2008 – June 2012.

Hummingbird Scientific: Engineering Technician from Jan. 2006 – Jan. 2008 (left for College after graduating from Olympia High School).


Other Experience


Numerous personal electronic projects. Check out my "Portfolio" page for more.

Consulted to trouble-shoot and repair a pellet stove control module.

Independent Study for Electronics sophomore year of high school. (Built a Tesla Coil, Jacob's Ladder, and other high voltage projects).

Was responsible for the electrical system of our high school's Electrathon Car during my sophomore year.




President's list at Western Washington University Winter quarter 2011

IEEE student chapter, Vice-chair, 2010-2011

Science and Technology Scholars Award from Western Washington University

Admission with distinction Western Washington University Fall 2008

Dean’s list at South Puget Sound Community College



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