Bobby is a Field Technician helping to commission new hydro-turbine systems at physical site installations as well as bring up prototype systems at Natel HQ in Alameda, CA. For 4 years previous to starting at Natel he worked at Makani, an Alphabet company, as an engineer filling various roles including designing, building, and testing flight electronics hardware on prototype 600kW electric energy kites. He helped to commission flying energy kite systems in Alameda, Southern California, Hawaii, and in the North Sea off the coast of Norway. 2 years prior he worked as a prototyping facilities and electronics technician at Makani.
In his free time he works on (and sometimes drives) an OEM 2000 Ford Ranger EV he converted from NiMH to Lithium Ion batteries. He also makes art and music and likes going on night hikes in the Oakland redwoods.