Office: CHCB 228
I take care of the technology resources and lab equipment for the department. I have also recently began working with the UM Borealis program, which is a grant through the Montana Space Grant Consortium (http://cas.umt.edu/physics/borealis/) . I consider myself to be the unoffical photographer of the department and very much enjoy taking pictures of our students while we're doing science!
I'm kind of a professional student, so being back at UM to work has been a great opportunity for me. I spent a little over 10 years working in IT as a computer tech and with a company installing restaurant point-of-sale, video surveillance and liquor control. I've been back in the department since April, 2007. I started taking programming classes shortly thereafter and have found that I really enjoy it. I'm very excited to be teaching some basic Python programming in our labs, as I am convinced it is a skill that everyone will need to some extent in their academic and professional careers.
Generally teaching PHSX 216 and 218 labs
Beekeeping, competitive 22LR shooting (www.ir5050.com), gardening, hiking and all those other fun things we get to do living in Montana!
1993 BA Physics and Astronomy, UM
1999 MS Physics and Astronomy, UM
2008-Present, taking CSCI courses, UM