We are first and foremost engineers--one electrical/software, one chemical/environmental. While our
roles and interests have evolved over the years, that engineering experience forms the
foundation of who we are as workers, consultants, and, potentially, your teammates.
When it comes to work, here's what we believe... We believe in working hard and doing a good job. We believe in giving 100% to our work.
We believe that collaboration provides the best path to success. We believe that each person holds the potential
to do great things with their work and life.
The MountainWorks Team has ~30 years of engineering experience. Areas of expertise
include electrical and electronic engineering, and chemical and environmental engineering.
Work completed ranges from supervisory systems for manufacturing floors, electrical
layout for automation, high volume assembly, vision systems, and PLC control; to
wafer fabrication, pollution prevention, recycling programs, wastewater treatment,
and environmental impact statements for new plant construction.
Katie Gibson, MountainWorks lead software developer, has written millions
of lines of code over the last 30 years. Kate has degrees in electrical
engineering (BS) and computer science (MS). Following summer work for
Rockwell International, Kate spent ~15 years working for Hewlett-Packard, initially
as a hardware engineer, later as a software engineer, and finally as a supervisory
systems/control/automation software engineer. Since leaving HP in 1999, Kate has
consulted in computer science, with projects ranging from mobile apps to cloud computing
for companies across the USA (see Clients). She has
completed projects in C++,
Java for Android, Objective C for Apple iOS, and .NET code (C#.NET, VB.NET, and ASP.NET).
When she's not pounding the
keys, Kate enjoys long distance hiking, telemark skiing, biking, reading, and curling up next to the fire with Sami
Scott Bischke is a BS, MS chemical engineer who has worked as an engineering
researcher at three national laboratories: the National Bureau of Standards (now National
Institute of Science & Technology), Sandia, and Los Alamos. He worked for ~11 years
as lead environmental engineer for the wafer fabrication and plating areas of Hewlett-Packard's
Corvallis Inkjet Business Unit. Scott has authored or co-authored numerous
technical papers, and two EISs. He has been lead author on successful scientific
and engineering proposals totaling multiple-millions of dollars. Scott has edited
proposals, book chapters, and technical papers, plus published
four popular press books and many popular press articles. He is a proficient HTML programmer. He often provides a full range of
meeting services for clients: planning, facilitation, and reporting on meetings, as well as managing website presentation of meeting
materials. Scott is also an accomplished photographer, loves to ski and hike, but willingly admits he lives to fly fish.