Hi.  I'm Devon.  Thanks for visiting!  I thrive at the intersection of engineering, biology, and design while leading the development of innovative, commercially successful medical devices and companion diagnostics.  I strive to use my abilities and 20+ years of professional experience to do the most good for the most people.  I am drawn toward opportunities that stretch and encourage growth.  When not developing products, teams, and individuals - you might find me behind a camera, skateboarding, kayaking at dawn, running on trails, or laughing with friends and family around a campfire.  If you’re interested in learning more about me, keep reading, download my curriculum vitae, or get in touch.

 
 
EXPERIENCE

Strong track record of commercially successful medical diagnostic device and life science tool development

 
 

EDUCATION

BS MECH. ENGR., UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

Mechanical engineering covers the fields of solid and fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics, with a heavy focus on engineering design. My undergraduate curriculum included studies in machine dynamics, fluid flow, mechanical properties of materials, and optics.

I worked several jobs at once throughout my undergraduate program, including many years at the University of Arizona's world famous  Richard F. Caris Mirror Laboratory.

MS MECH. ENGR., UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

With an emphasis in solid mechanics and advanced computational dynamics, my graduate studies and research honed my skills as a designer and engineer creating complex, multi-body, systems.

I paid for my education working two jobs (as an engineer at ADE Phase Shift, an optics company while also designing exercise equipment as a contract engineer with Tuff Tread) before eventually joining Ventana Medical Systems.

MIT ADVANCED CERTIFICATE FOR EXECUTIVES (ACE)

The MIT Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology (ACE) is a special Executive Certificate earned after attending over 25 program days and completing at least two programs from each Executive Certificate track within a four-year period (my two: Management and Leadership in 2011 + Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management in 2013)

Express yourself and have faith in yourself.  Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.  Start from the root of your being and ask, how can I be me?

-Bruce Lee