I was born and educated in Scotland, before moving to Victoria, Canada where I now live and work. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology and a Master’s degree in Education (Curriculum Development). My engineering training started in Scotland with Caterpillar Ltd., where I worked as a production engineer. Following my move to Canada, I worked with various consulting engineering companies in the forestry and mining industries before making the move into education. I was a member of the mechanical engineering department at the British Columbia Institute of Technology for 28 years. My teaching commitments started with the initial releases of AutoCAD and most recently focused on design using Autodesk Inventor. While working at BCIT, I was invited by Autodesk to become part of their teaching training initiative. I continue my work with Autodesk as a lead Technology and Curriculum Specialist. My most current projects with include: F1 in Schools Autodesk Inventor course curriculum, VEX Robotics, and Fusion 360 training and course curriculum for Introduction to CAD for Mechanical Engineers and Introduction to CAD and CAE. In my spare time I enjoy playing soccer, golf, and tennis.