How many years have you been in your current field? 23
What inspires you: I have always loved working with my hands–remodeling my Victorian house, or fixing my appliances. These skills translate directly in my work on product noise. The detective work that comes with finding an unwanted noise source requires tearing apart the device, whether a washing machine, compressor or medical device. I have always loved being around machines. Being comfortable around compressors, fans, etc. is very helpful for my work in diagnosing sources of vibration in buildings. It takes detective work to locate an offending tone (very often the problem) and being knowledgeable with the inner workings of the machines is essential to that task.