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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 occasionally tearing down new gadgets. Sometimes I also get to work with the video team, or do some investigative journalism. I’ve been on the iFixit team since August of 2018.

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The 2016 MacBook Pro’s faulty display and backlight cables


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 (don’t lend me your stuff ;). 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, and binging internet content. I also love dogs, even though I'm allergic to them.

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My favorite technology

  • Blackberry Pearl
  • 120Hz iPad Pro displays
  • Intel’s NUC computers
  • Pebble smartwatches
  • Anything else with an e-paper display
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Unibody MacBook Pros

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Mijn Handleidingen

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Uitgevoerde reparaties


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

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