Salt Lake City, Utah
CEO - Founder of SO REAL
I am a pioneer of sustainability. A tinkerer by nature and an innovator by education, I have been developing my career within the Built Environment and sustainability for more than a decade. I have used this skill set to address our society's most pressing issues with regards to global environments and air quality.
I received my Bachelors in Engineering and Construction Management, and my Masters in Architecture and Urban Design and Planning. My education affords me the capacity to design at all scales, from individual parts to entire cities. I've traveled for research around the world including as a Global Coordinator for a built environment research student exchange program.
Over the past 6 months I've served as a Project Associate for the Direct Air Capture Coalition (https://daccoalition.org/) helping lead the entire industry and representing DAC, CDR, and NETs for policy, and financing support.
My profession is as a nationally recognized licensed architect for high end residential homes and commercial properties. As a father of 4 boys, I love playing sports, Legos, and gardening with them and my wife. We keep bees, chickens and love the outdoors.
I've been awarded the Reza Ali Khazeni Memorial Fellowship, the Oldcastle Building Envelope Fellowship, the Utah Technology Innovation Fund award, and am a member of the Industrial Designers Society of America, and a licensed drone pilot.