Born and raised in upstate New York and graduated from Bethlehem Central High School in 2003. In high school I played soccer and hockey and was an active participant in my temple youth group.
I went to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the summer of 2003 and finished a Bachelors of Science and a Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering in the spring of 2008.
I spent 15 months at Cirrus Aircraft in Duluth, MN working as a Flight Test Engineer on the SF50 Personal Jet. I am currently working with Honda Aircraft Company in their Advanced Systems Integration Test Facility (ASITF) as a Control Design and Simulation Engineer for the upcoming HondaJet product.