My professional journey, resume, presentation & speaking highlights, and award highlights.

I am a Senior Principal Technologist, an executive-level engineer, at Amazon, specializing in critical autonomous systems designed for safe deployment in dynamic and unstructured environments, ultimately to serve and assist people.  I led an autonomous robot program from no safety analysis through all of the analysis and work required to achieve the first safety certification milestone. 

Prior to joining Amazon in January 2021, I was a Technical Fellow at The Boeing Company.  My focus areas in aerospace are autonomy, AI and guidance navigation and controls (GNC).  I also have a strong background in systems engineering and fault detection isolation and response (FDIR)  In aerospace I've had the pleasure of working over across the product lifecycle from innovation through insertion into production, including working over a dozen missions in different technical roles as well as solving tough problems to make sure that our customers needs were being met from concept through deployment.   I've made significant autonomy and GNC contributions to key products including the GSPIIF suite of satellites.


Sr. Principal Technologist (Executive Engineer) Amazon Robotics AI January 2021 - present

   Amazon:  Robotics Senior Principal Technologist, January 2021 – present


Flash Autonomous Mobile Robot Chief Engineer, September 2021 – July 2022


   Flash Autonomous Mobile Robot Safety Lead, September 2021 – July 2022

Aerospace Engineer / Technical Fellow Boeing

September 2000 – November 2002 & November 2004 – January 2021

Boeing Research and Technology Highlights 2019 – 2020

Boeing Defense Systems Spacecraft Autonomy Chief Engineer Highlights 2010 – 2018

Boeing Defense Systems Spacecraft Autonomy Highlights 2004 - 2010

November 2002 – October 2004

Presentation & Speaking Highlights

Awards & Recognition Highlights