• Lutheran High North - 2001
  • Texas A&M University - College Station, BS in Petroleum Engineering

My favorite memory in my early college engineering classes involves a team project in one of my freshman engineering courses. We were challenged with building an accurate ping pong ball launcher given a long list of constraints; our team built a frame that would swing a golf club to chip the ball at the target. This design was by far the most successful in the class. I have worked as a drilling engineer for ExxonMobil for 10 years in a number of assignments. My most recent assignment has been in Melbourne, Australia as the lead drilling engineer for the PNG LNG project; this has been particularly challenging and rewarding. My SPE scholarship, along with other scholarships and internships, allowed me to graduate from college without debt. It also opened doors when interviewing for internships during my freshman year. My advice to students entering college is to do everything that you can during your freshmen year to secure a petroleum engineering internship and to maximize your GPA. The first round of tests in college is very important and sets the tone for the rest of the year. Contact me at