After earning my degree from The University of Tulsa in 2007, I moved west and began my career in California. From there, I have gathered experience in many areas of research, design, and operation of industrial facilities. I am a (very) Professional Engineer, California License Number CH 6544.

I enjoy new challenges. Adapting to new environments in order to develop skills that add value has been my calling. In my career I have worked in new technology development and research, I have led teams developing process designs for 160,000 BPD refining plants, and most recently I have lived in the field, where I saved my last offshore operation in excess of US$20,000,000 a year. As of November 2017, I have returned to a desk job in the Bay Area to support downstream Safety Instrumented System Design and Implementation in a Process Engineering role. Everything I have accomplished I owe to the people I have been surrounded with, luck, hard work, and a strict adherence to basic process design and operation principles.

Areas of Experience

Process Safety

Oil and Gas

Heavy Oil Upgrading

Slurry Handling Systems

Early Concept Development and Commercialization

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

Hydroprocessing Refinery Design

Process Simulation

Heat and Material Balances

Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams

Process Flow and Control Diagrams

Heat Integration and Optimization

Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Design

Distillation Design

Reactor Design

Gas Compression, Sweetening, and Dehydration

Process Control and Automation

Distributed Control Systems

Safety Instrumented Systems

Process Hazard Analysis

Layers of Protection Analysis

Offshore Oil Production

Topsides Facilities

Floating Production Storage and Offloading

Produced Water Handling

Operations Support

Management of Change

Project Management

Permit to Work

And yes, I do understand enough Portuguese to get by in Brazil.


International Affairs

I understand how differences in culture, education, and government can drive the success and failure of projects, both domestically and abroad.

I have worked to support international clients, contractors, and facilities across the globe:

  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • England
  • Italy
  • Malaysia
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • UAE
  • USA

Tools of the Trade

Microsoft Excel VBA

Provision Pro/II


HTRI Xchanger Suite

KG Tower

Siemens COMOS

Siemens Simatic PCS7 and Indx

Sphera Impact

PHA-Pro and Stature

PI ProcessBook and Datalink

ARIAT 13D Waterproof Composite Toe Boots

Hard Hat

Duct Tape as required.