Adam at CES

CES, January 2019


PK Sound

Embedded Systems Engineer
November 2022 - May 2024 | Calgary, AB

  • Debug, redesign, and document legacy speaker electronics
  • Redesign 12V power module to pass conducted EMI and safety certification
  • Electrical design of audio and control signal distribution unit including 1Gbit ethernet
  • Design of cable tester for custom audio cable from concept to production
  • Present my team's progress at all-hands staff meetings

mcThings Inc.

Hardware Developer
March 2021 - November 2022 | Cochrane, AB

  • Design embedded hardware for low power IoT sensors and gateways
  • PCB design of 6 layer HDI M.2 RF modules and associated shield can
  • Supercapacitor power backup system design
  • Developed the hardware file release system from scratch
  • De-risk the IC shortage. Designed a PCB with replacement IC that soldered to testpoints.
  • Design test jigs for firmware development and mass production
  • Mechanical design and 3D modelling/assembly of products
  • Create 2D mechanical drawings of custom parts (membranes, sheetmetal, enclosure cutouts)
  • Designed and built an IPx7 test chamber

Eleven Engineering Inc.

Design Engineer
July 2016 - August 2020 | Edmonton, AB

  • Design and bring up of embedded system electronics for wireless audio customers
  • Full hardware design cycle ownership of a consumer product that went to MP (90,000 units)
  • Full ownership of a suite of interchangeable motherboards, power boards, and UI boards
  • Altium: schematic design, layout entry, and library management
  • Apply DFT, DFM, EMC, ESD techniques
  • Negotiate board size and component placement with ID
  • Build up of prototypes and customer samples
  • Technical contact to international customers
  • Support external and in house validation testing
  • Create specification, test instructions, test reports, datasheets, and product documentation
  • Support purchasing in selection of alternative components
  • Represent Eleven at CES

HERR Window and Door

Apprentice Carpenter
June 2015 - June 2016 | Edmonton, AB

DRDC Suffield Research Center

Research Assistant
January - August 2012, May - August 2014 | Medicine Hat, AB
Worked closely with a scientist pursuing diverse research interests. Activities included instrumentation, data analysis via Matlab, light spectroscopy, and pyrometery.

  • Calibrated and operated a light spectroscope and streak camera system worth $250,000
  • Recorded and analyzed high speed video of electromagnetic velocimeter impacts
  • Worked extensively with Matlab on image processing, data manipulation, curve fitting
  • Assembled and recorded data from a wide variety of instrumentation (thermocouple, fiber optic, shock pin, magnum gauge, pyrometer, twisted pair)
  • Researched resin mixing and hardening techniques to minimize temperature increase
  • Assisted with the precision mixing of explosives

Corrpro Canada Inc.

AC Mitigation Engineering Co-op Student
May - December 2013 | Edmonton, AB

  • Modeled pipeline-power inductive coupling using SES Software (RoW, RESAP, SESCAD)
  • Measured soil resistivity data up to 50 meters below ground via the Wenner method
  • Developed a discrete algebraic analysis and LTspice simulation of the voltage induced along a pipeline due to power line parallelism
  • Invoiced 20 clients

New Beginning Oilfield Services

Laborer, Graphic Designer
Summer 2011 | Fairview, AB

Camp Sagitawa

Summer 2009 | Moberly Lake, BC


University of Alberta

BSc Electrical Engineering (Co-op)
Graduated April 2015
Capstone GPA: 4.0/4.0

Special Student in Engineering
Fall 2015


UTAustinX | UT.6.10x: Microcontroller Input/Output | Winter 2020
Fedevel | Advanced Digital Hardware Design | 2023


E.I.T. | since 2015
Passed NPPE January 2023
P.Eng. application pending

Member | Fall 2022 - Present
   - Woodworking I and II
   - Laser Cutter I
   - Metal Lathe

Breathe Parkour
Member, Level 4 | Nov 2023 - Present

Edmonton Clippers Quidditch Club
Beater | 2015 - 2016
Facebook Page

UofA NanoRobotics Club
President | 2013 - 2014

  • Built a ferrofluid based micro-manipulator for competition at ICRA 2014
  • Wrote a group constitution
  • Secured $26,000 of funding and lab space
  • Coordinated club activities with university staff and external sponsors
  • Recruited and managed volunteers
  • Assigned tasks and negotiated deadlines
  • VP NanoRobotics for the Nanotechnology Club

Controls Group Leader | 2013 - 2014

  • Greatly simplified the previous control system
  • Trained and mentored two first year students with no previous background
  • Sourced all parts and equipment necessary for projects

UofA Electrical Engineering Club
Various Positions | 2010 - 2015
VP Social | Winter 2014
   - Organized social events (mainly food sales)

UofA Juggling Club
Treasurer | 2013 - 2014

UofA Student’s Union
Engineering Councilor | 2011 - 2012

Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada
Member | Feb - May 2009


   - 2 - 6 layer, HDI, mixed signal, RF, audio
   - 60+ Gerber releases
FreeCad, QCAD, DraftSight, KiCad

Keysight Genesys
   - antenna simulation

Git, Matlab, Assembly, C

Graphic Design
Microsoft Office, iWork, LaTeX, InDesign, Photoshop, Inkscape


Alberta Nanotech Symposium
Moderator | 2014

Let's Talk Nanoscience
Presenter | 2014
Presented a 10 minute talk to 8 different grade twelve classes

The Canadian Prairies Group of Chartered Engineers Scholarship
Recipient | 2013

Red Cross Refugee Displacement Activity
Insurgent, Border Guard | ~2011

Premier’s Citizenship Award
Recipient | 2009

UofA Engineering Art Show
Entrant | 4 years

UofA Orientation
Photographer | 2010, 2011

Solsnitch Fantasy Quidditch Tournament
Player | 4 years

Skills Canada Regionals - Graphic Design
Gold Medal | 2008
Silver Medal | 2009

Player | since 2017
DM | since 2018
   - Forge of Fury: 2018, 2020
   - White Plume Mountain: 2019
   - The Delian Tomb: 2020
   - Tal'Dorei Hex Map: 2020 (link)