Resume

At A Glance

I’m a computer engineer that develops Internet of Things products from proof of concept to production. I build the product, the firmware, the smartphone apps, the web application, and the assembly line.

  • Honors BS in Computer Engineering with minors in French and Computer Science, June 2004 from Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR GPA 3.5
  • Engineer at Allergy Amulet. September 2016-May 2017
  • Engineer at Quietyme. August 2014-May 2016
  • Founder at BlueTipz. April 2013-August 2014
  • Founder at Portable Scores. January 2012–present
  • Owner at WYZGYZ. January 2011–present
  • Level 3 Scientist/Engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. June 2004–January 2011
  • Proficient in Java, C, PHP, Python, Linux, Zigbee, Bluetooth Low Energy, low voltage electronics, Solidworks.

Work Experience

  • Lead Engineer at Allergy Amulet. September 2016 – May 2017
    • Developing connected sensor (Bluetooth Low Energy) for detecting allergens in food using disposable test strips sensitive to specific allergens.
    • Developed prototypes of electronics, firmware, enclosure, component sourcing
  • Engineer at Quietyme Inc. August 2014 – May 2016
    • Developing connected sensors (Zigbee mesh network) for monitoring sound level, light, temperature, and humidity in hospitals, hotels, and apartments.
    • Did all prototyping, electronics, firmware, assembly rigs, component sourcing.
    • Managed staff.
  • Founder – Tech at BlueTipz LLC. April 2013 – August 2014
    • Technical founder of company building wirelessly connected sensors for ice fishing.
    • Did all prototyping, electronics, firmware, mobile app prototype, enclosure, testing, assembly rigs, component sourcing and logistics, web site.
    • Developed marketing materials, business plan, financial plans, fundraising.
  • Founder – Tech at Portable Scores LLC. February 2012 – present
    • Technical founder of company building a portable electronic scoreboard for recreational sports.
    • Proficient in hardware design for manufacturing, Arduino, Microchip PIC microcontroller, firmware development, mechanical design, manufacturing.
  • Owner/Engineer at WYZGYZ LLC. January 2011 – present
    • Freelance software and hardware development. Contract work with many clients to develop hardware and software solutions (usually proof of concept or prototype, sometimes DFM, sometimes assistance with manufacturing).
    • WYZGYZ contracts usually fill in gaps in salaried positions.
    • Other internal projects not yet released.
  • Level 3 Scientist/Engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. June 2004–January 2011
    • Please see my Work page for details about my projects at the Lab
  • Intern at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developing software in Java to use hand motions and object recognition for computer/human interaction. 2004
  • Reviewer and contributing writer assisting Dr. Michael Quinn with his book “Ethics for the Information Age,” (reviewing and editing chapters, writing review questions, writing Appendix of resources) 2003
  • University Honors College data administrator (designing and maintaining databases, designing and maintaining website, graphic design, tech support in administration office) 2001-2004

Publications

Please see the Writing page for a list

Patents

  • Application Number: 11/493,503 Methods and Apparatuses for Cross-Ontologial Analytics: Application Date: 07/25/2006 – Bob Baddeley, Banu Gopalan, Christian Posse, Roderick Riensche, and Antonio Sanfilippo – PATENT GRANTED
  • Application Number: 11/414,069 Hypothesis Analysis Methods, Hypothesis Analysis Devices, and Articles of Manufacture: Application Date: 04/28/2006 – Ryan Hohimer, Stephen Tratz, Patrick Paulson, Bob Baddeley, Andrew Cowell, Michelle Gregory, and Antonio Sanfilippo – PATENT GRANTED
  • Application Number: 11/267,370 Methods of Defining Ontologies, Word Disambiguation Methods, Computer Systems, and Articles of Manufacture: Application Date: 11/04/2005 – Alan Chappell, Ryan Hohimer, Stephen Tratz, Paul Whitney, Bob Baddeley, Michelle Gregory, Christian Posse, and Antonio Sanfilippo – PATENT GRANTED

Education

Honors BS in Computer Engineering with minors in French and Computer Science, June 2004 from Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR GPA 3.5

Honors College Undergraduate thesis: “Pushing Pixels: Design of a Useful Web Site” (an introduction to design and implementation of a web site for a mid-size organization)

Courses taken include:
  • Microprocessor Design
  • Advanced Digital Logic
  • Parallel Programming
  • Ethics in Computer Science
  • Operating Systems (I and II)
  • Electonic Materials and Devices
  • Java Programming
  • C Programming
  • Senior Design Project
  • Computer Architecture
  • VLSI Design
  • 3 years French

Activities

  • Sector67 Hackerspace member. 2011-present
  • Developed exhibit on mechanical motion for Madison Science Museum. 2015.
  • Invited speaker and program advisor for new Hardware Startup track at DesignWest. 2014.
  • Developed exhibit on lasers for Madison Children’s Museum. 2013.
  • Invited speaker at DesignWest. Talks on “Why I failed at Kickstarter and my friends didn’t” and “An engineer’s guide to braving the hardware startup world.”  2013.
  • Started Leisure Lab Seminar Series at PNNL to present home hobby projects to peers at the lab. 2006
  • Innovation Task Force at PNNL, tasked with making recommendations to increase innovation at the lab. 2006 and 2010
  • Committee co-lead of SuperComputing 2006 InfoStar program.
  • Committee member of SuperComputing 2005 InfoStar program.
  • Committee member of SuperComputing 2004 InfoStar program. Developed web application to deliver instant information about the conference to attendees via PCs, PDAs, and cell phones. 2004
  • Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) engineering honor society member, 2002-2004
  • Presenter at University Leadership Conference (how to efficiently run a meeting), 2003
  • National Residence Hall Honorary member and webmaster, 2002-2003
  • Layout/ editor/webmaster of The Chronicle, the University Honors College student publication, 2000-2003
  • University Honors College Application Essay Reader, 2003-2004
  • Hall Council president and webmaster, 2001-2002
  • Hall Council floor representative, 2000-2001

Skills

Languages

PHP, HTML, JavaScript, Perl, Python, Java, C

Software

Web Development (HTML, PHP, JavaScript, AJAX, CSS, MySQL, IIS, Apache), Photoshop/Gimp, Eclipse, GIT/SVN/CVS.

Hardware

Eagle (electronic design), Solidworks (mechanical design), 3D printing, casting, Atmel, Microchip and TI, Bluetooth Low Energy, Zigbee, Wi-Fi.

Operating Systems

Windows, Linux (RedHat and Ubuntu), Android