• Concordia Lutheran High North - 2001
  • Texas A&M University - College Station, BS in Industrial Engineering
  • The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, MBA

My favorite college memory was working in a team of diverse students to create a frisbee launcher that could hit a target a number of times without our input.  It was a lot of fun, and we learned a lot about engineering processes in the process.        

After graduating from Texas A&M, I accepted a commission in the US Navy and served for nearly 11 years as a Naval Aviator, Instructor pilot, and Weapons and Tactics Instructor.  During the course of my service, I deployed or detached 5 times to the Middle East, Africa, and the Mediterranean Sea in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, as well as the operation that freed Captain Phillips after the pirating of the Mearsk Alabama.  I also provided aerial surveillance in support of the Humanitarian and Disaster Relief efforts after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.  In August of 2016, I started my studies as an MBA candidate at the Wharton School, where I have focused my studies on Strategic Management.  The SPE scholarship was instrumental in assisting me financially during my undergrad studies, and through it I learned of my interest in the oil and gas industry. My advice to current students is to not self-limit and do not ever think that you are unworthy or incapable of success.  People no smarter than you have changed the course of our country.  Contact me at