Job title:
Project Engineer

What accomplishments are you most proud of?
In 2017, I hiked 211 miles on the John Muir Trail from Yosemite Valley to the summit of Mount Whitney.

What’s an interesting fact about you that people may not know?
In my free time, I like to build art installations for Burning Man and other immersive art festivals in the Bay Area. It’s empowering to be able to apply my structural knowledge to something that I’ll actually build with my own hands (and sometimes burn).

What do you like most about working at Salas O’Brien?
The variety of challenging structural projects and the collaboration with my team. Each person brings a different experience and breadth of knowledge to the table, and it’s great to learn from each other’s expertise as we work together. Also, everyone is so cool. Throughout the pandemic, I’ve really missed seeing everyone in the office.

What kind of projects do you like to work on and why?
I like working on a variety of projects with interesting design challenges and different materials, where the communication with the design team is clear—both internally and externally. I feel I grow the most as a structural engineer when I’m kept on my toes, but we are able to collaborate effectively to problem solve.

What do you do for fun?
I enjoy backcountry snowboarding, backpacking, biking around Oakland, acro yoga, taking care of my plants, dancing, and connecting with loved ones.

Favorite show or movie?
Arrested Development. There are dozens of us.

Favorite book?
The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss – ‘Name of the Wind’ and ‘Wise Man’s Fear’. Technically 2 books but part of the same series. Waiting not-so-patiently for the third book. Come on, Pat! It’s been 10 years since the second book!

Favorite place in the world?
In the backcountry of the Sierras–far away from any crowds.