I am the Manager of Technology and Economic Development at Sandia National Laboratories, a part of Sandia’s technology transfer team. In this role, I lead several programs which leverage the people, technologies, and facilities at Sandia to deploy technologies and create economic impact. My programs include the Sandia Science & Technology Park, New Mexico Small Business Assistance, Entrepreneur Separation to Transfer Technology, as well as Sandia’s new Center for Collaboration and Commercialization, which is co-located with technology transfer programs from University of New Mexico and Air Force Research Laboratory in downtown Albuquerque.
Currently, I serve as the Acting Vice Chair for FLC. I am Sandia’s representative to FLC and have served FLC in leaderships roles as both the Mid-Continent Regional Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator. A highlight while wearing my regional hat was hosting the joint Mid-Continent/Far West Regional Meeting in my hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Presently, I am active in organizations that support technology transfer. I am on the Board of Directors of Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University, the nonprofit technology transfer arm of the University; the Board of Directors of the Santa Fe Business Incubator, which has housed companies that spun out of federal laboratories; and a Past President of the Association of University Research Parks, an organization which has partnered with FLC.
I hold a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Master of Business Administration degree.
If elected, I will help shape and implement FLC’s strategic plan. In alignment with this, my goals are to showcase the great work of our Federal Labs, identify additional opportunities, tools, and partners for technology transfer, and highlight the results and impact of our work.