Entrepreneurial Leadership and Management

Prototyping Lab Leadership and Management

Medical Device Development and Commercialization

Intellectual Property Research, Analysis, & Preparation for Filing

Rapid Prototyping of Electromechanical Systems and Devices

Mechanical Engineering & Product Design

Market Analysis and Early Product Adoption Forecasting

Education – Intro to Computer Science and Programming (2012)

University of Minnesota – Case Studies in Thermal and Fluids Engineering and Design (2010)

MIT – Mechanical Engineering S.B. (2004)

MIT – Psychology HASS Concentration (2004)

Professional Experience

CoCreateX, Inc. (Est. 2016)

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • CoCreator & Catalyst
  • Bus Driver (2018 – Present)

3M (2011 – 2018)

  • Infection Prevention Division
  • Product Development Specialist

Open Design Forum, Inc. (Est. 2006)

  • Founded CoCreateX Inc
  • Founded Saint Paul, MN Maker Residence
  • Founded C-Ray Medical
  • Founded SpineX Tec
  • Founded r4 Vascular
  • Founded Invent Minnesota
  • Founded Applicability
  • Founded Janik Medical
  • Supported FireWave
  • Supported Assessables
  • Supported Orthocor Medical
  • Served GenMed (Seisa Medical)
  • Served Peritec Biosciences
  • Served Rockler Hardware
  • Served Fabricator’s Choice
  • Served Emcon Facilities Management
  • Served Science Museum of Minnesota

University of Saint Thomas (2007)

  • Adjunct Professor of Engineering Communication and Graphics

Guidant (2003 – 2006)

  • Mechanical Engineer (2004-2006)
  • Summer Intern (2003)

MIT Bioinstrumentation Lab (2002-2004)

  • Student Researcher (UROP)

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2002)

  • Intern

Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute (1998-2000)

  • Intern

Tufts University (1999)

  • Volunteer

Children’s Hospital (1997-1998)

  •  Volunteer

Awards and Honors

Nominated for ACG MN BOLD Award (2017/2018)

The FENN School All-School Meeting Speaker (2017)

Nominated to attend South by South Lawn, hosted by President Obama. Nomination not accepted. (2016)

3M Maker Faire Speaker (2016)

Health Technology Venture Network Conference (Boston, MA) Speaker (2015)

Minneapolis Business Magazine, 35 Under 35 (2015)

Minneapolis Saint Paul Business Journal, 40 Under 40 Nomination (2015)

3M Circle of Technical Excellence Award Nomination (2015)

3M Circle of Technical Excellence Award Nomination (2014)

Two 3M Circle of Technical Excellence Award Nominations (2013)

3M Riverwood Conference Speaker (2012)

3M Discover Grant Recipient (2012)

3M Riverwood Conference Presenter (2011)

3M Tech Forum Speaker (2010)

MIT Gordon Leadership Committee Member (2007-2008)

Science Museum of MN Ideas COOP Advisor (2007-2008)

Invent Minnesota Received MN Sesquicentennial Grant (2007)

Guidant Technology Assessment Grant (2005)

MIT De Florez Award for Catheter Bandage (2004)

Guidant Outstanding Internship Award (2003)

MIT Product Engineering Process Competition 1st Place (2003)

MIT De Florez Award for Ergonomic Head Lice Comb (2002)

MIT International Design Challenge (2002)

MIT 2.007 Award for Excellence in Design (2002)

Bus Driving Resume

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B with Air Brake and Passenger Endorsements.

Learner’s permit issued March 2018

Sailing Resume

4 x Skipper of >45′ catamaran in BVIs with crew having little or no prior sailing experience.

2 x Co-Skipper of >40′ and <60′ catamaran in BVIs with crew having sailing experience.

1 x Skipper >30′ monohull in Apostle Islands (Lake Superior, USA) with crew of mixed experience.

Regular racing crew (foredeck, spinnaker, & shorthanded) and alternate skipper on Shields, J80, & Sonar with many medaling finishes.

MIT (Division 1) Varsity Sailing Skipper.

Additional experience cruising and racing sailboats ranging from dinghies to ~80′.


Please Note: Dates are Approximate