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Senior technical writer, teardown engineer, and occasional video host at iFixit HQ in San Luis Obispo, California.

I spend my days taking photos, making guides, doing research, and tearing down new gadgets. I also get to work with the video team, and do some investigative journalism. I’ve been on the iFixit team since August of 2018.

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A quick taste of Apple’s AirTag tracking device


Two years into my computer science degree at Utah State University in Logan, Utah I was feeling like I wasn’t going to come away from my college education with anything I couldn’t learn on the world wide web. So I decided to end my CS classes when I hit the requirement for the CS minor program, and explore alternate major options.

Enter technical writing. I’ve always enjoyed writing, and consider myself a pretty great explainer of things. The TW program at USU turned out to be amazing, and I spent the last two years of my bachelor’s degree in (almost) pure bliss, learning about communication, rhetoric, UX design, and honing my writing and editing skills.

Skills / repair background

Thanks to a lifelong tech obsession, I’ve owned more gadgets than I can count, and I’ve taken apart more than I’ve owned. As the designated tech support kid in most of my social circles, I’ve spent most of my life accumulating myriad hardware and software repair experiences.

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Peering into the heart of a lifeless MacBook Pro

My time here at iFixit has definitely swung me back to the hardware side of repair, but I do also try to stay on top of all major desktop and mobile OS updates and keep my front-end dev skills at least sort of sharp. Gotta make sure that CS minor doesn’t go to waste. ;)

What else

When I’m not on, I spend my time climbing, cycling, tinkering, binging internet content, or adventuring with my pup, Margot.

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My favorite technology

  • Blackberry Pearl
  • High refresh rate displays
  • Intel’s NUC computers
  • Pebble smartwatches
  • Anything else with an e-paper display
  • Nintendo Switch

Teardowns I've Worked On

My Guides

Guides I've Contributed To

Guides I've Helped Translate

Completed Guides


  • Answer to "Muffled Microphone - iMac 21.5" (mid 2017) - Following Adhesive Strips"
  • Answer to "Joy con analog stick"
  • Answer to "What do I need to fix my Joy Con Directional Buttons?"
  • Answer to "Volume fluctuates on TCL TV"
  • Answer to "My Microphone doesnt stay up"
  • Answer to "What do I need to open up a switch joy con and clean the buttons"
  • Answer to "Will there be a Huawei Mate 20X teardown?"

Guide Comments

  • iPad Air 3 Teardown
  • PlayStation 5 Teardown
  • Left Joy-Con Joystick Replacement
  • How to use Internet Recovery to install macOS to a new SSD
  • Right Joy-Con Joystick Replacement
  • Left Joy-Con Joystick Replacement
  • Left Joy-Con Joystick Replacement
  • Right Joy-Con Joystick Replacement
  • Left Joy-Con Joystick Replacement