Over the past five years, I have helped grow and develop House of Design into a successful automation and integration company. We have had numerous successful projects that have built relationships in various industries. I am very motivated and have extensive automation and robotics experience. I like to search out new opportunities and help develop concepts and plans to improve processes and overall business growth.
Principal / COO
Principal / Chemical Engineer
“I find it important to support programs that bring awareness to young women and inspire them to be engineers.”
Principal / Human Resources Manager
Machine Shop Manager
House of Design is a fertile R&D environment and a perfect fit for my background in proto machining and product development. With over 30 years in the shop, I help or mechanical development staff merge cutting-edge concepts with practical design resulting in awesome manufacturing solutions.
Process/Business Development Coordinator
“I am an experienced engineering and manufacturing professional with over 34 years working in a wide variety of industries- from sporting goods, commercial lighting and heavy industrial equipment and locomotives, to home décor and air-care products. My passions are new product development and process improvement centered on Lean Manufacturing principles to reduce waste, improve efficiency and drive sustainable profitability. My most satisfying professional accomplishments have been supporting worldwide customers to successfully launch complex vehicles and equipment into service.”
Robotic Systems Designer
Robotic Systems Engineer
Mechanical/Electrical Engineer II
I love being with my family, playing disc golf and having philosophical discussions regarding the necessity (or lack thereof) of shoes in the workplace. My education includes a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from BYU, a Master's in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah, along with several years’ work in Cognex and automation application engineering. I love all things automation from mechanical and electrical design to programming and especially the complex and powerful work we do with robots.”
Alex is a graduate of Boise State University and a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. When not tinkering with robotic systems you will find him building custom guitars, turning a wrench on his 1968 Mustang, or participating in local speed shooting competitions. Alex especially loves the intersection of programming with mechanical and electrical design, which makes him right at home in the automation world.
Cole graduated, here in Nampa, from Northwest Nazarene University. Originally from central California, Cole enjoys spending his spare time exploring the Treasure Valley and the surrounding areas. His favorite part about working at House of Design is the chance to see the ideas that customers bring in go through the development process and eventually become functioning systems.
Forrest has fifteen years of active duty and National Guard military service. He holds an Associate's of Applied Science degree in Avionics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Forrest has been married for ten years, has four children (including a newborn), and enjoys being the captain of a successful pool team.
Procurement & Process Controller
Tanda manages purchasing and lends focus to House of Design’s marketing and public relations efforts. She also coordinates both the internal and external training programs.
• BS in Mechanical Engineering-BYU Idaho, AAS in Drafting
Technology-Boise State University
• Strengths in manufacturing, CAD, and CAE.
• Lover of my family, and all things outdoors, especially if it involves archery or fly fishing.
“I am a strong and passionate worker who loves to learn. HOD has given me the opportunity to grow and give all that I have to offer and it’s an exciting place to be. Just as I have with being a mother and best of all, a memaw. I give 150% in all that I do.”
Robotic Services Engineer
Brandon brings 10 years of industrial automation experience, which include Robot, HMI, PLC programming, controls, and vision
Intern - Mechanical Engineer
Thomas recently finished his third year studying Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University. He has a passion for innovative design and precision performance which stems from his love of cars. He concentrates his efforts towards carefully completing projects, followed by meticulous inspection for any losses in machine functionality.