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Eli A Meyer


Over seven years experience as an engineer, manager, consultant and entrepreneur.  Through an interdisciplinary background in engineering, business, Internet technologies, and photography, I have developed the following skills:

·        Thinking “outside-of-the-box”, incorporating technical, financial, environmental, and aesthetic factors in the decision making process.

·        Designing and developing products under strict cost, performance, and time constraints

·        Presenting and reviewing designs and business concepts with both technical and non-technical audiences.

·        Providing leadership and training in small team environments.

·        Researching and analyzing new markets.


All Mountain Civil Engineering

Truckee, CA

Designer/Drafter 4/03-present

·         Perform structural analysis of new and remodeled residential construction.

·         Design structures to accommodate for heavy snow loads, earthquakes, and mountain winds. 

·         Using AutoCAD to draft floor plans, framing plans, electrical, foundations, and exterior elevation views. 

Sharpshooter-Spectrum Imaging

Oregon, Colorado
and California

Location Manager 1/99-2/03

·         Site operations supervisor

·         Managed team of 8-12 salespeople, photographers and lab technicians.

·         Hired and trained photographer/sales team.

·         Customer service and quality manager.

Vertec Design Group

Troy, NY

Project Manager 1/98-6/98

·         Directed nine engineering students in developing a first-place winning design for the American Helicopter Society student design contest.

·         Edited and finalized technical content of design team reports.

·         Researched and created FAA certification plan, manufacturing plan, market research, and cost analysis.

·         Presented team design at the 1999 AHS Forum in Montreal attracting inquiries from several industry leaders.

Jaran Aerospace Corporation

Ballston Spa, NY

Chief Design Engineer 5/95 - 5/98

·         Directed the design of a new FAA certified single-engine airplane.

·         Created master computer models in ProEngineer and AutoCAD.

·         Designed tooling and manufacturing processes for both composite, and aluminum components.

·         Coordinated design, fabrication, and engineering projects with sub-contractors.

·         Developed engineering and drafting protocols.

·        Rendered photo-quality CAD images for publication in leading aviation journals.

Cirrus Design Corporation

Duluth, MN

Engineering Internship 5/93-8/93

·         Manufactured composite airframe parts, assemblies and tooling.

·         Increased production efficiency with improved process documentation and drawings.

Freelance Experience

E-Commerce and Computer Consulting


Wrote and presented a proposal to custom design, build and install a comprehensive photo proofing, production and point-of-sales system for Sharpshooter-Spectrum Imaging.


Provided system maintenance, new systems research, training, and improved communications between sales and shipping for World Cycling Productions.


Designed and scratch-built a prototype system for sharing and selling photos online.


Provided a computer-training seminar to teach an office of people with varied computer experience a range of skills from basic file management to web hosting and databases.


Researched interactive learning software patents to verify if client’s product could be patented.



Photojournalist for City Pages


Founded and operated a photography business shooting and selling photos of white-water rafting trips.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Troy, NY

B.S. Aeronautical Engineering



CAD: ProEngineer, AutoCAD

Database integrated web programming: HTML, ASP/VBscript

Desktop publishing: Word, PageMaker, Quark Express

Multimedia: PhotoShop, 3D Studio Max, Sound Forge

Operating Systems: Windows 95/98/NT/2000, MS-DOS, MacOS, UNIX


Automotive Repair/Maintenance, Basic metal machining and welding, Woodworking and finishing.


Technical Writing, Sales, Training/Teaching, team/office dynamics, cost-benefit analysis of new technologies, strong written, verbal, and graphical communication skills.


Nikon 35mm AF systems, Portraiture, Travel, Landscape, Sports/Action, Photojournalism, Commercial, Underwater (Nikonos), Aerial, Video


Wilderness emergency first responder, Certified SCUBA ice diver, Avalanche safety, Backcountry/Telemark skiing

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