Originally from Maine, graduated from The Citadel in 1999 with a BA in PoliSci. Served as an officer in the US Navy, with final rank of Lieutenant. (That and the red hair combine to form my username.) Started in 3D with Newtek Lightwave (~2001) and Luxology Modo (~2008). I discovered Inventor in 2009, and haven't touched the others since! I'm currently working as a designer at [REDACTED], where I am responsible for the whole product from napkin sketch through digital prototype, FEA, mold design, marketing materials, and ongoing support. I work with steel, injection molding, compression molding, open cast polymers, and other stuff. I also teach Inventor at the 3D Training Institute, one of the first - maybe the only - online-only Authorized Training Center.