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My job title? Director of Education Services, Senior Technical Writer, and Resident Astrophysicist at iFixit. As my side-job I am a massage therapist focusing on medical massage.

What do I do around here? Technical writing, advocacy, conference planning, project management, spreadsheet wrangling...a little bit of everything. Mostly I support our team of educators and students who are teaching the world to fix their stuff. I also serve as the stress police—issuing hugs and high-fives when duty calls.

All funny-business aside, I keep myself out of trouble with a million and one passions. Topping the charts we have solar physics, cheese-making, puppet-making, gardening, reading, cooking (and eating!), sewing, power-tool-weilding, backpacking, painting, black and white photography (you know, with "reel" film), and balloon sculpting.

A few of my black and whites

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Things I Like

I am particularly fond of pumpkins, hedgehogs, and hugs. My heroes include Mr. Rogers and Jim Henson. I also have a lot of friends named Jeff, and a strong affinity for breakfast sandwiches.

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A few of my many adventures

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La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain

La Palma is one of the most beautiful places I have been.

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Teardowns I've Worked On

My Guides

Guides I've Contributed To

My Favorite Guides

Completed Guides



  • Answer to "How do I patch a hole in a pair of jeans?"
  • Answer to "How do you repair a rip in a fleece jacket?"
  • Answer to "How to stop raincoat inner waterproof lining coating peeling?"
  • Answer to "Can I replace the cuffs on my Patagonia DAS Parka?"
  • Answer to "Replacing Bottom Zipper Box?"
  • Answer to "How to repair tear in patagonia rain jacket"
  • Answer to "fixing loose stitching on sleeves."
  • Answer to "Can I re-coat my Patagonia Rubicon Rider Jacket for water repellency?"
  • Answer to "Any tips for preventing stiff clothes when drying outdoors?"
  • Answer to "My zipper is broken; how can I fix it?"

Guide Comments

  • Patch a Patagonia Down Jacket with Repair Tape
  • How to Access the Insides of a Patagonia Down Jacket
  • Replacing a Jeans Button
  • iPhone 5s Teardown