As you may have guessed from the URL, header, page title, and image, I'm Aaron. I am a bit of a dork with a HUGE passion to innovate and build a better brighter future. From my early years I have worked with as many inspiring and creative individuals as I can find. I consider myself to be a small nerd, with a serious passion for turning wrenches... Oh, and I'm a graphic designer by trade! So now that we're aquainted - feel free to take off those shoes and stay awhile.
I currently make my living designing graphics and user interfaces for building automation systems with PC Automated Controls, Inc.
As the old adage goes, "Jack of all trades, and a master of none..." These are a few things I pride myself on being knowledgable about.
Here's a deeper look at what made me the professional I am today.
Oct. 2017 - Present
At PC Automated Controls, Inc. I design equipment graphics and graphic user interfaces for building automation systems. I am currently training for controller programing and database generation too!
July 2015 - Oct. 2017
My employment at Fleet Service Solutions as an automotive and diesel mechanic entailed; servicing all forms of vehicles and equipment including heavy machinery and semi trucks. This provided insight into equipment troubleshooting, diagnostics and repair, team building, and project management.
Aug. 2014 - June 2015
During the course of my work as a laboratory technician for the nationally accredited PLTW Biomedical Sciences program at Eastlake High School (unpaid student internship), I articulated knowledge gained over four years of study into general medicine. I worked to lead incoming students through laboratory activities ranging from DNA sequencing to Prosthetic limb development.
Aug. 2012 - June 2014
Throughout my high school career, I worked alongside the IT department performing a wide variety of computer maintenance ranging from network troubleshooting to configuration of graphic design labs. I gained experience working with; Apple OS X, Windows 7/8 and Apple iOS. Furthermore, I assisted in introducing the computer sciences magnet program (SATA) to the Eastlake HS campus.
Aug. 2012 - June 2014
I worked to lead a research platform into autonomous vehicle development during my high school career. The project (composed of myself and Alexis Lazcano) developed two iterations of autonomous vehicles: ALICE (Autonomous Low-speed Internal Combustion Experiment) and CORINA.beta (Computer Operated Intelligent Navigation Assistant). The project won an ASM Materials Education Foundation award for most outstanding exhibit of material science, and a TRAX International award for excellence in applied Science and Engineering.
June 2010 - Oct. 2014
During the summer months I worked with Dylan Harris Racing at El Paso Speedway Park and the Southern New Mexico Speedway as a general mechanic on both 305 cid Sprint Cars and Pro Dirt Class Legends. The fast paced environment taught me to handle stress and manage time in critical situations. Much of my knowledge of automotive mechanics has been established through my work on the pit crew, although I actively conduct independent study of automotive technology in personal free time.