Our team

  • Brendan FikeTechnical Project Manager and Mechanical Engineer
    Aerospace Engineer turned mechanical engineer and project manager. Dog lover and K9 Search handler. Ann Arbor native. U of Michigan Aerospace Engineer w/ Masters. Western Michigan University, MBA.
  • Kris SchillingLead IOT Engineer, Partner

    Mechanical Engineer turned software dev. Jack of all trades, master of many. CAD. Mechanical Design. Design for Manufacturing. Embedded software. Rock climber. Full stack web development. Everything IoT.  Michigan native. Embedded software. Labview guru. Beer nerd. U of Michigan Mechanical Engineer with Masters.

  • Mike GorskiLead Controls Engineer, Partner

    Mike is mechanical engineer turned controls and electronics guru. Mike studied in the Yoop at Michigan Tech with a focus on Mechanical engineering. After graduation, he made his way to Ann Arbor he joined a startup where he grew an appreciation for electronics and software.

  • Nate ErnstLead Mechanical Engineer, Partner

    FEA. Mechanical design. System engineering. Product planning. Michigan native. 1st fuel cell in a UAV. DARPA hard. Car Restorer. Beer brewer. Hands on. Thermo & fluids geek.  2nd generation engineer. U of Michigan Mechanical Engineering w/ Masters.

  • Nathan GosleeLead Electrical Engineer, Partner

    Electronics sage. DC conversion specialist. Fixes friend’s cars for free. Embedded software. Android developer. Dog lover. Battery management. Schematic design. Tesla geek. Michigan native. Brushless motor control. Maybe a Viking. Engineering Renaissance Man. Best poll barn in the tri-state area. U of Michigan Computer Engineering.

  • Casey AlfordManaging Partner

    Embedded software. 4 Startups, 2 time co-founder. Simulation software. Product planning. Engineering management. Poor golfer. Michigan native born in Ohio. Building local and thinking global. Field application engineering. Data analysis. Business planning. U of Michigan Computer Engineering.

  • Matthew ReedSoftware and Electronics Engineer

    Loves everything software and electronics. Coffee aficionado. International volunteer. Altium. Embedded software expert. Creates electronics in his spare time. Cedarville University Computer Engineer.

  • Larry MercierSenior Mechanical Engineer

    Owns almost all specialty tools.  Built a carbon-fiber turbine for fun. Takes DIY to new levels.  Believes great design comes from iteration.  Solidworks. U of M Mechanical Engineer.

  • Brian DanielsSenior Software Engineer

    Embedded software and full-stack software developer. Git Guru. Trombone player. Linux enthusiast. Poor homebrewer. Spaceflight history nerd. Michigan native-born in Ohio, with a short stint in Austin, Texas. U of Michigan Computer Engineer.


  • Vivek Reddy AllaRobotics Software Engineer

    Vision systems and robotics software developer.  Traveling the US one long car ride at time.  Full stack web development.  Best hair in the office.  RTLS data analysis.  Classic video game connoisseur. Matlab and Python testing.  Master in Robotics U of Michigan.