About Me

Me in Zion NP
Zion National Park

At the University of Tennessee and the University of Colorado I studied to be an Aerospace Engineer, because of my interest in space exploration. Fluid Dynamics (especially propulsion) and Astrodynamics (Orbital Mechanics) were my two main focus areas. Some of the programming I did during graduate school is shown on this website. Also some images from my work with astrodynamics is shown. When I can't work as an aerospace engineer, I work as a web & software developer. You can see the work I do on my company site - On the Grid Web Design.

I also work as an outdoors sports guide and coach. I have been certified as snowboard, alpine skiing and mountain biking instructor. One summer I worked in Juneau, Alaska guiding people on a sea kayak tour. Whiling hiking, biking, kayaking and other outdoor trips, I have taken lots of photos and video, which you can see on this site (soon) and my mountain adventures blog.

This website is designed to showcase my aerospace research, software and photography.

Favorite Quotes

I wake up every morning torn between two wishes: Make the world better and enjoy the world.

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. - 2 Timothy 4:7

People can be divided into three classes: The few who make things happen; The many who watch things happen; and the overwhelming majority who have no idea what has happened.

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been. - Alan Ashley-Pitt

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

Updated: 3/20/2021