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Technical Skills:

3D Rendering & drafting in Autocad, Solidworks 2010, Rhino 4.0, Maya, SketchUp, MetaCAM

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Design/Build Materials Experience:

Metal, Wood, Fabrics, Foam, Plexi & Recycled Plastics

Artistic Skills:

Wild imagination, Story boarding, stop-motion animation, book illustration, sculpture & photo-montage

Basically, I can work with you to build imagination into reality.

Goals include applying professional experience of water systems design, energy systems design, technical illustration & drafting, code compliance & permitting processes, architectural rendering, alternative construction methods, product design & manufacturing, community gardening, and interactive installations towards building socially responsible buildings & intentional communities in an environment where everything thrives.

Work experience

Aug 2009Present

Project Manager

Growing Energy Labs

Manager of systems' design documentation, permitting, and fabrication of botanically inspired, renewable energy systems in collaboration with Ryan Wartena, Principal.

Dec 2008Present

Architectural Consultant

GreenGurus Commercial/Residential Consultant for sustainable design, new construction, as-built Life Cycle Analysis assessments TV series with Mario Van Peebles and Ed Begley, Jr. by Equator HD Television on renovating home to meet energy efficiency and green building standards.

Feb 2007Present


Materials & Applications Job included diverse tasks producing technical drawings, installation constructs, vacuum forming from 3D digital models, materials donation sourcing, non-profit liaison for procuring products for experimentation in building technologies Currently participate as volunteer for experimental building projects.

Aug 2006Present

Architectural Consultant

The Sugar Shack
As-built drawings of 99-year old storefront, 4-storey, arts community residence Project manager for permitting & construction for on-going renovations Sustainable landscape planning & design, compost, grey & rainwater irrigation, roof garden planning Green consulting, Life Cycle Analysis, 2-year strategy with budget
Dec 1997Present

Co-founder/Design Scientist

Growing Architecture Collective
As a co-founder in the Growing Architecture Collective with Dr. Ryan Wartena, we implement research and design of growing environments in urban and rural settings. Please contact directly for more information.
Jan 2010Present

Design Engineer

Z Power

3D Design Engineer & manufacturing coordinator for electrical distribution equipment.

Design/Build sheet metal enclosures from concept to UL approved custom products manufactured for national clients.

Aug 2008Dec 2009

Lead designer & Consultant

iCeL Systems, Inc. Product designer & manufacturing manager for sand-cast, die-cast, aluminum extrusion components & rapid prototyping. Coordinates & manages all structural & product designs, green manufacturing practices, and drafting for modular, scalable, "grid-free" energy systems with the use of integrated, intelligent Lithium-ion based energy storage systems. Designing includes product design, clean energy systems design, and architectural design; from concept to design/build, manufacturing, new construction from consumer electronics to municipal utilities.

Mar 2008Aug 2008

Junior Designer

Fluidity Drafting & presentation production, file mgmt. & sub-contractor correspondence Sketching, model-making, mechanical fittings & materials samples research
Jun 2007Jan 2008

Architectural Consultant

Farmlab, LLC Produced schematic design and design development of sustainable, interactive art installations, graphic design, book production and community building strategies for think tank, art production studio, performance and educational venue. Specific projects included activity at "Not a Fountain" at Hayward Gallery, "Not a Town" at Keeler Water Board and Community Services Committee, "Amaze" with Phantom Galleries in Beverly Hills.

Sep 2000Jun 2002

Assistant to 5 Associate + 2 Principal


Administrative Assistant and intern for diverse set of clerical tasks within internationally established Architecture, Interior and Landscape Design Firm for principle and 5+ associates, Created CAD, Photoshop & Illustrator documents for client presentations and PR publications from schematic phases to final construction documents Managed and organized all incoming documents for commercial, hospitality and institutional projects (includes design documents, specifications, punch-lists, schedules, construction drawings) Maintained extensive materials library containing samples and spec requests for over 200 projects




Community Building & Outreach
Personality and a vision to bring people together has manifested into being involved at a City Wide level with neighborhood councils, municipal government, and with non-profits to build community through education, outreach and sustainable public arts projects.   This also includes grant writing, grassroots marketing, and involvement with new policy writing for empowering communities.
Multiple mediums & styles implemented to illustrate stories, presentations and imagination in print.
Green Manufacturing
Using Recyclable aluminum & low-carbon footprint manufacturing processes- Methods: Sandcasting, Die Casting, Extruded profiles   Skills include: Concept design, budget analysis, technical drawing, process tolerances & design engineering, site visits & quality control, LEED & SMaRT certifiable operations management.
Hand rendering & Computer renders using: Rhino, Maya, Sketchup with texture mapping and photo-realistic lighting.
Rapid Prototyping
Materials: plastics, foam, metal, wood Machinery: CNC, Water Jet, Laser cutter, vacuum forming, 3D Printing (STL)