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Work experience

Nov 2010Present

Senior Outcomes Data Analyst Grad Assistant

Gonzaga University
  • Compiled data from 2011 graduating class specifically focused on recording student's future plans
  • Completely took the project over when my supervisor left on maternity leave
  • Data is used for reports such as this:
Jun 2009Jun 2010

Application Engineer

  • Worked directly with Shell as a contractor in an Applications Engineering role at one of Shell's flagship plants
  • Tracked performance of 3,100 pieces of rotating equipment
  • Gave mechanical seal and flush piping plan presentations to 2 operating units consisting of about 25 operators per unit
  • Mentored other Flowserve On-Site Application Engineers and Sales Engineers through assistance with analyzing trouble jobs, developing Bad Actors resolutions, and overseeing specialized equipment troubleshooting and installations
Apr 2008Jun 2009

Technical Services Engineer

  • Primary technical contact for high-end applications and/or trouble-shooting in the SW region of Spain, France, and Italy
  • Main projects included:
  • improving reliability at a Dow Chemical site in Spain through on-site inspections and in-lab performance testing
  • reducing frequency of mechanical seal failures during pump performance tests at a pump manufacturing facility in Italy
  • troubleshooting of brand new pump installations in Austria from The Netherlands
  • troubleshooting of cryogenic liquefied natural gas applications on-location in South Korea.
Aug 2005Apr 2008

Application Engineer

  • Worked directly with Dow as a contractor in an Applications Engineering role at one of Dow Chemical's flagship plants
  • Tracked the performance of 2,400 pieces of rotating equipment
  • Improved Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) by over 12 months during time at Plaquemine
  • Assisted 26 different units within the plant with reliability improvement through semi-annual meetings with operating unit engineers, quarterly meetings with overall plant reliability engineers, detailed mechanical seal failure analysis, pump performance/application review, and visual pump and plant inspections
Jun 2004Aug 2005

Application Engineer

  • Acted as the interface between sales and design engineering
  • Assisted sales in seal and auxiliary system selections for regions including MT, WY, ID, NV, and CO
  • Completed seal and system quotes based on application and design criteria
  • Performed mechanical seal failure analysis and troubleshooting
May 2003Aug 2003

Summer Intern

  • Worked 3 rounds of 2 weeks offshore, and 2 weeks in the corporate office in Houston
  • Offshore - assisted the mechanical maintenance department with routine maintenance
  • Onshore - assisted the assistant rig manager with office documentation


Sep 2010Aug 2011

Masters of Business Administration

Gonzaga University


I took Dutch conversational classes while I lived in The Netherlands.
I have taken two years of Spanish in high school and two years of Spanish in college.  I also used Spanish while working on projects in Spain.


Football, baseball, golf, tennis, lifting/working out, hunting, fishing, coaching.



Engineer in Training Certificate