I began my professional career in 1991 at Albertson’s, Inc. in Boise, Idaho working on electrical plans and specifications for Albertson’s new and remodel grocery stores after graduating from Montana State University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. I received my Professional Engineering License in 1997, and also became an Engineering Supervisor for Albertson’s that year.
In 1998 I joined Idaho Power Company as a Transmission Engineer and worked in that capacity until 2004 when I became a Project Leader, responsible for managing transmission and distribution lines and substations projects. I was presented and accepted the opportunity in 2007 to become the Engineering Leader for the Transmission & Distribution Design group as a temporary duty assignment, which included supervising Transmission Engineers, Distribution Designers, Right-of-Way Agents and the Joint Use team. I accepted my next position in April, 2008 as the 500 kV Engineering Project Leader, responsible for supervising three Project Leaders, two Facility Siting Coordinators and managing Idaho Power’s 500 kV projects. These projects included the construction of the Hemingway Station, permitting the Boardman to Hemingway project, and permitting the Gateway West project. I then transferred into my next position of Manager, Delivery Projects in early 2010 which expanded my responsibilities to include Project Portfolio Management, Project Cost and Controls, and Transmission and Distribution Projects as well as the 500 kV Projects. In 2012 I accepted the position of Manager, 500 kV Projects to allow focus on completing the permitting of both the Boardman to Hemingway project and the Gateway West project. In 2015 I accepted the position of Sr. Manager, Stations Engineering and Construction. In 2020 I was asked move to the Transmission & Distribution Engineering & Reliability Sr. Manager position and am presently in this role. I currently reside in Boise, Idaho with my wife and two daughters.