Sporting Goods Design Expert 519878 OR

Expertise Description

With more than 25 years experience in the field of Performance Sporting Goods Design, my background has been focused on footwear, apparel and equipment. I have additional experience in design of products for special populations, including women, children, and disabled athletes. I have also spent time offering my services as a sporting goods design expert witness in the state of Oregon.

Areas of Expertise

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes working as an Adjunct Professor. My responsibilities have included developing and teaching a bi-annual sports product design & merchandising class to students in Apparel Design, Merchandising and Engineering. I have also worked by teaching Apparel draping and advising graduate student thesis projects at the Masters and Doctoral level.

Relevant Experiences

I have worked in the sports industry for over 25 years – designing and innovating sports footwear, apparel and equipment. I also teach footwear design, including how to make hiking shoes/boots/trail runners. I am fully knowledgable about water proof finishes/films – have even worked in the innovation space around inventing new finishes/films for sport water proofs. I also have connections to 3rd party testing labs that can test the quality of water proof materials. In addition to my design experience I am an avid hiker, recently hiking the Grand Canyon and South Sister Mountain.


Degree Subject Institution
Ph.D. Design Housing and Apparel University of Minnesota St. Paul Minnesota USA
M.A. Textiles and Apparel Cornell University Ithaca New York USA
B.F.A. Apparel Design Fashion Institute of Technology New York New York USA
B.S. Knitwear Design Nottingham Polytechnic Nottingham England