Fun on the Job
The most enjoyable part of my work is evaluating standing structures through various site visits. As a part of these visits, I conduct physical measurements, analyze data, and then use the results to make further analysis. I take a lot of pride in the personal relationship I get to build with the cities around me through my work. Before Salter, I was on the sputter research team at Seagate Technology in Fremont, where I designed multiple alignment fixtures and sensor positioning systems. When my stepfather, an architect who has employed Salter’s services for projects, recommended Charles’ company to me, I knew that I had a unique opportunity to combine my two loves of engineering and music into one lifelong passion.
Skill off the Job
I play flute, alto saxophone, and piano, and have traveled to Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Washington DC, and Orlando to perform at college football halftime shows with the SJSU Spartan Marching Band. My musical affinity also runs in the family: my biological grandfather was a professional drummer who played with Dave Brubeck and the San Francisco Symphony. Aside from music, I also have a reputation as an aggressively competitive board game player.