Director, Engineering Science & Technology; Assistant Professor, Mechanical Technology
I started at Jamestown Community College as a mechanical technology student in 1969, and graduated from Buffalo State in 1973. I began my teaching career in Presque Isle, Maine (1973-1976), before returning to Jamestown and working for Blackstone Corporation/Titan X (1976-1986). While at Blackstone, I worked as a design drafter, project engineer, manager of research and development, and manager of engineering services. I then worked at Bush Industries as manager of the drafting department, the senior administrator for new product development, and the manager of OEM and contract product development. My 30-plus years in the industry sector were primarily spent in the area of product development. I was awarded a patent in 1998 for an adjustable home theater bridge design.
In 1980, I began teaching at JCC as an adjunct instructor in the mechanical technology program, and received the Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in 1985. I became a full time instructor in 2008, and have since become the director of engineering science and technology.
My interests outside of JCC include spending time with my family, cross-country skiing (I have completed 14 50-km marathons), kayaking, mountain biking, and woodworking.