B.A.E. in Architectural Engineering
Graduated in Spring of 2014
"I would most certainly credit the beginning and continual success of my career to the involvement and opportunities I had with TPEG. Outside of the club, I began as a ride operator at Cedar Point where I learned guest behavior and operational needs of an amusement park. I then interned at the Technical Services & Engineering department at Universal Orlando Resort where I was taught drawing and documentation methods for various attraction equipment, safety procedures for working in a high risk environment, and accelerometer data collection. Both of my industry experiences as a student, coupled with my attendance to the IAAPA and ASTM-F24 conferences, gave me exposure to facilities and personnel which has continued to prove invaluable in my career. After graduating, I moved to Los Angeles to work at Thinkwell Group. While this was a departure from my engineering background, I was able to learn the creative process and client interfacing skills that I now use frequently. I currently manage project design and construction for Palace Entertainment where I have been able to design to build several attractions and interface with national brands such as MATTEL and the Pittsburgh Steelers."