​​​​​​​Hi, I'm John.
I am a multi-disciplinary mechanical engineer and product designer with extensive experience in the complex process of designing, developing, and manufacturing new products.
Born and raised in Atlanta, I spent all the time I could exploring the hills, forests, streams, and mountains of the Appalachians. I gained a very deep appreciation not just for being out in nature, but also for the elegance and efficiency of nature's mechanisms and forms. My curiosity has driven me to study the inner workings of all kinds of organisms, objects, and machines––from bacteria to solid rocket boosters–and it is the foundation of my passion for design.
When I'm not at work, you can usually find me reading in my hammock or out in the California desert getting my Jeep unstuck from a patch of sand.