Get To Know the Engenious Design Team

Griffin Adams Website Bio - Electrical Engineer
Electrical Engineer

Griffin Adams

Jason Andersen Website Bio - Software Engineer
Software Engineer

Jason Andersen

Perry Copus Website Bio - Senior Product Architect
Product Architect, Electrical Group Manager

Perry Copus

Brett Dunahue Website Bio - Digital Marketing Coordinator
Digital Marketing Manager

Brett Dunahue

Nick Fowler | Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineer

Nick Fowler

Peter Frey Website Bio - Staff Electrical Engineer
Staff Electrical Engineer, Electrical Group Technical Manager

Peter Frey

Nick Greusel Website Bio - Senior Mechanical Engineer
Senior Mechanical Engineer

Nick Greusel

Brian Hatesohl Website Bio - Mechanical Engineering Team Lead
Engineering Director

Brian Hatesohl

Mason Hoffman Website Bio - Electrical Technician
Electrical Engineering Technician

Mason Hoffman

Eric Hoofman Website Bio - Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineer

Eric Hoofman

Chris Justice Website Bio - Principal | CEO
Principal, CEO

Chris Justice

Holly Justice Website Bio - Founder | Principal
Founder, Principal

Holly Justice

Katy Kanne Website Bio - Project Manager
Product Manager

Katy Kanne

Tyler Kodanaz | Associate Electrical Engineer
Associate Electrical Engineer

Tyler Kodanaz

Rob Lembke Website Bio - Industrial Design Team Lead
Senior Engineer

Rob Lembke

Joel Murphy Website Bio - Prototype Model Maker
Prototype Model Maker

Joel Murphy

Cuong Nguyen Website Bio - Electrical Engineer
Electrical Engineer

Cuong Nguyen

Linda Nguyen Website Bio - Project Manager
Project Manager

Linda Nguyen

Melissa Nickel Website Bio - Operations Lead
Operations Director

Melissa Nickel

Victor Nikolskiy Website Bio - Associate Electrical Engineer
Associate Electrical Engineer

Victor Lopez Nikolskiy

Stephen Nyberg Website Bio - Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineer

Stephen Nyberg

Grace Reese Website Bio - Project Manager
Project Manager

Grace Reese

John Reuss Website Bio - System Test Technician
Test Technician

John Reuss

Dylan Rudolph Website Bio - Electrical Engineer
Electrical Engineer

Dylan Rudolph

David Steele Website Bio - Electrical Technician
Electrical Engineering Technician

David Steele

Paul Sontheimer Website Bio - Senior Software Engineer
Senior Software Engineer

Paul Sontheimer

Jimmy Townsend Website Bio - Software Engineering Team Lead
Software Engineer Group Lead

Jimmy Townsend

Patrick Walter Website Bio - Software Engineer
Software Engineer

Patrick Walter

Quinn White | Lead Elementary Learning Assistant
Lead Elementary Learning Assistant

Quinn White

Ryan Zumbach Website Bio - Industrial Designer
Industrial Designer

Ryan Zumbach

Kayla Hardinger Website Bio - Clinical Insights Specialist
Clinical Insights Specialist

Kayla Hardinger

Laura Hatesohl Website Bio - Clinical Insights Specialist
Clinical Insights Specialist

Laura Hatesohl

Cody Blades
Electrical Engineering Technician

Cody Blades

Electrical Engineer

Griffin Adams

Griffin has almost a decade of experience with electronics design and assembly, test and troubleshooting, and embedded software. His combination of Electronics Technology degree and Engineering Physics degree gives him a unique perspective on product design. His motto to never stop learning drives him to stay informed of technology, trends, and advancements not only in electrical engineering but also in related fields of physics and bioengineering. Griffin has designed PCB’s for consumer electronics that include digital signal processors and DDR memory, and medical devices that need rigid-flex PCBs capable of folding into a handheld device.

Software Engineer

Jason Andersen

The portion of Jason’s career dedicated to engineering commenced in 2016. He specializes in writing software applications for real-time embedded systems. He has authored a variety of elegant modules for medical devices and consumer electronics. Composing creative solutions to meet high-level requirements are some of his best work. He takes great pride in his coding craftsmanship and continually seeks to expand his knowledge base in effective software solutions and beyond!

Product Architect, Electrical Group Manager

Perry Copus

Perry tackles the “how” questions related to product development concepts, technical risks, and deficits, providing cross-functional technical leadership at Engenious. Formerly trained with a B.S., M.S. in computer science, his career spans 3 decades, and his technical competencies include multiple engineering disciplines. He is a versatile technologist and serial entrepreneur with substantial experience in product ideation, proof-of-concept development, rapid prototyping, and productization of complex devices.

Digital Marketing Manager

Brett Dunahue

Brett is a skilled digital marketer with almost a decade of experience working across a range of marketing disciplines. Her professional knowledge and proficiency in many areas of digital and traditional marketing have perfectly positioned her to manage marketing strategy, conception, and execution at Engenious Design. Her extensive experience in analytics drives her approach to data-driven solutions. Brett is a self-starter with enthusiasm for challenging work and a job well done.

Mechanical Engineer

Nick Fowler

A recent 2020 graduate with his degree in mechanical engineering, Nick also completed the Engenious Design summer internship program prior to his senior year. Nick’s strengths in creative collaboration, and adaptability to new technology, have made him a fast study in becoming an integral part of the Engenious Design mechanical team. This team works closely with our industrial designers, electrical engineers, and prototype shop to conceptualize, design, and test fully-functional electro-mechanical designs and prototypes.

Staff Electrical Engineer, Electrical Group Technical Manager

Peter Frey

Peter is an experienced electrical engineer with almost 2 decades designing embedded devices – medical devices and FPGA design. He guides our cross-functional product development team on focusing on output quality, electrical architecture, regulatory compliance, risk management, and navigating the more treacherous technical hurdles. His passion is following a requirements-driven design process to produce a quality product in just a few design iterations. A little extra time at the beginning of a project nailing down architecture and requirements minimizes churn!

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Nick Greusel

Nick is a senior member of the mechanical team at Engenious. His work in product design for consumer electronics and medical devices spans more than a decade of leading mechanical development of products from rough concept through mass production. Nick is intrigued by the challenge of taking a product idea/sketch and figuring out how to prototype, test, and manufacture it. His experience traverses a wide variety of uses and environments, including healthcare, wearable technology, outdoor sports, marine, and automotive.

Engineering Director

Brian Hatesohl

Brian is an engineering leader with a keen interest in bringing to market new products that improve quality of life. He thrives at the intersection of anatomy, physiology, electronics, and mechanics. A medical device design engineer for almost a decade; his product portfolio spans devices for both hospitals and homes. As the Engineering Director at Engenious, he is the leader responsible for the health, growth, and sustainability of all engineering teams. To this role, he brings an experienced, mature, even-keeled, stabilizing influence acting as a companywide resource for managing engineering risks. Brian is responsible for guiding cross-functional design activities, developing engineering leaders, and profitably launching world-class products.

Electrical Engineering Technician

Mason Hoffman

Mason has a degree in electrical engineering technology and almost a decade of experience in consumer products, infrastructure technology, and medical devices. He also has gnarly knowledge of arcade machines, which is a personal passion. He considers himself a lifelong enthusiast of technology and electronics, spending time in and out of work troubleshooting, soldering, and experimenting with electronics.

Mechanical Engineer

Eric Hoofman

Eric has worked in product and equipment design for about half a decade. His personal emphasis has been on analysis and optimization. In true engineering fashion, Eric enjoys bringing complex engineering ideas to life, utilizing mechanical fundamentals, and crunching numbers along the way! He is proud of his contributions at Engenious Design that go into products that are all about changing lives for the better.

Principal, CEO

Chris Justice

Chris helps R&D leaders create new medical devices and new high technology systems. With a background in electrical engineering, he has more than 2 decades of experience in medical devices. Chris co-founded Engenious Design in 2013 after working as VP of R&D for several organizations, including a startup, and also started a medical device company. Chris has worked with 12 of the top 20 med device firms, in addition to startups and mid-sized companies. Chris is adept at building high-performance teams with a sense of urgency and enjoys thinking outside the box.

Founder, Principal

Holly Justice

Product Manager

Katy Kanne

Katy is a marketer-turned-product manager dedicated to defining the direction of products and championing the client’s reasons for making it. She has a passion for user needs gathering, value-driven product strategy, and usability design. Katy also gets a thrill from risk analysis and management! She has been in medical device development for ½ a decade, which partners well with her previous, almost a decade of experience in marketing consumer package goods. Katy’s ability to provide an empathetic, end-user perspective to project designers and engineers makes her a huge value to the team.

Associate Electrical Engineer

Tyler Kodanaz

A recent 2020 graduate from Kansas State with a BS in Electrical Engineering, Tyler started his career in the industry with Engenious Design. With an impressive diversity of extra-curricular activities and an excellent degree, Tyler works on a team to architect, design, build, document, and test complex embedded electronic and microcontroller systems.

Senior Engineer

Rob Lembke

Rob has almost 2 decades of experience in product development, quality control, business process development, and advanced manufacturing. His career started with a degree in mechanical engineering and has expanded to include all aspects of product development in consumer electromechanical devices, luxury consumer goods, and medical devices. Rob serves in multiple functions of the project and team leadership at Engenious, participating in the development of devices that make the world a better place.

Prototype Model Maker

Joel Murphy

Joel is a hands-on, mechanically-inclined craftsperson who can visualize, sketch out, draft up, fabricate and finish prototypes artfully. He could totally hang with the MythBusters crew or make his way around Tony Stark’s workshop if needed. Joel has more than a decade of experience in his field and is a mix of a process-driven artisan and boutique engineer, with an aesthetic eye to produce high-quality appearance and functional models.

Electrical Engineer

Cuong Nguyen

Cuong holds the role of electrical engineer with close to a decade of experience in consumer and medical device development. He specializes in analog & digital design with an emphasis on manufacturing quality. Cuong has taken part in medical device design from early concepts to finishing with regulatory tested mass production. He has a passion for improvement and sums up his professional skill development philosophy with the words of late martial artist Bruce Lee: “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”

Project Manager

Linda Nguyen

Linda has a diverse portfolio of products on her “released list,” including automotive, military, marine, aviation, consumer, and hobby markets. Her unique background includes a degree in mechanical engineering, coupled with her problem-solving nature and attention to detail, providing her with the skills to be a strong and successful project manager. At Engenious, Linda answers the question of “what’s the plan” with groups of engineers developing new technologies for a variety of clients. She supports the internal Engenious team while closing collaborating with clients to validate that their goals and requirements, risks, and expectations.

Operations Director

Melissa Nickel

Melissa focuses on all aspects of business operations at Engenious Design. She is a strategic problem solver with a sense of urgency, productivity, and positivity. Melissa’s passion for pursuing innovative solutions pairs well with her 15+ year background in product development and project management. As the Operations Director, she is an instrumental leader and contributing team member focused on coordinating all aspects of Engenious business operations, focusing on the organization’s health and sustainability.

Associate Electrical Engineer

Victor Lopez Nikolskiy

Victor started his career in the industry with Engenious Design in 2019 and brought with him a unique view of the world with his cultural heritage from Bolivia and Russia. His academic experience and education made him an excellent addition to the electrical group. He works on a team to architect, design, build, document, and test complex embedded electronic and microcontroller systems. Victor enjoys performing analyses and testing to ensure the resilience of these systems.

Mechanical Engineer

Stephen Nyberg

Stephen has a ½ decade of experience in mechanical engineering complemented by his decade of service as a United States Marine. He is a certified SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Design Professional with a passion for 3D modeling. Stephen has been integral to the conceptualization, design, and testing of a myriad of medical devices and consumer electronics on the mechanical team at Engenious.

Project Manager

Grace Reese

Grace is a committed manager who thrives on projects requiring close attention to detail with a focus on quality results, balanced with her unique ability to understand and appreciate the big picture and end goal. She is a mature, stabilizing, collaborative and forward-thinking leader in the midst of the oft-times ambiguous and change prone nature of product development, responsible for answering: “what’s the plan?” Grace continually seeks improvement, challenging the status quo to improve processes, and better meet client goals. Her experience at Engenious Design includes medical device and other advanced technology product development.

Test Technician

John Reuss

John is integral to the Engenious team in his role as a test technician responsible for ensuring thorough evidence-based testing critical to the proper design of systems. In this role, he develops test methods across all engineering disciplines. His education is in engineering technology, and his passion is for tinkering and robotics. The test technician role allows a perfect intersection of both for John!

Electrical Engineer

Dylan Rudolph

Dylan has a love for device design, striving for inner and outer beauty in his electronics, rigorous testing, and stunning documentation. His technical passions include all phases of electrical design, process and design-tool automation, simulation, plotting, visualization, and… writing hefty, well-typeset, user manuals. Despite this, he also enjoys the collaborative nature of product development at Engenious Design. He has an extensive educational background with five years of graduate studies in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, with some diversions into Computer Science and Mathematics.

Electrical Engineering Technician

David Steele

David has a BS in electronics engineering technology and a passion for problem-solving. In his role at Engenious, he is part of our secret recipe to rapidly create advanced systems using ultra-fine pitch surface mount electronics assemblies in an electronics lab at Engenious with the most advanced tools available. David’s experience spans a decade and includes a wide variety of industries – automotive, military, marine, aviation, medical, consumer, and hobby industries.

Senior Software Engineer

Paul Sontheimer

Paul is an electrical engineer by degree with over three decades of experience in embedded software. His professional expertise runs the gamut – automotive industry, product development, RF communication-based train control systems, to name just a few! His resume is impressive and even includes membership to the ISO core team for the creation of ISO 22900-2. At Engenious Design, Paul designs well-crafted software for a variety of systems as part of our collaborative team of creative, hands-on engineers and designers.

Software Engineer Group Lead

Jimmy Townsend

Jimmy has worked in embedded software for nearly two decades. He excels in quickly picking up new projects and contributing immediately. Jimmy has worked with startups and established companies, small and large multi-disciplinary teams, novel turnkey, and industry established products. He has broad technical exposure from bare-metal hardware to Android 8, rapid development consumer devices to class III medical devices, and everything in between. Jimmy has checked the list! More importantly, he focuses on doing the right things for the right reasons. As a primary contributor to 62304 based software, he excels at quality procedures with an emphasis on creating outputs that are compliant in a minimally burdensome way.

Software Engineer

Patrick Walter

With an educational background in computer engineering and a professional background in medical device maintenance, Patrick brings both an understanding of the end-user and an eagerness to solve their problems through technical innovation. He has experience designing and developing embedded software, designing and prototyping PCB’s and managing offshore development teams. Patrick learns quickly and thrives on contributing to solutions that enable his teammates to succeed. He is quick to identify inefficiencies and likes to work on integrating systemic change to overcome them.

Lead Elementary Learning Assistant

Quinn White

Industrial Designer

Ryan Zumbach

Ryan is a versatile industrial designer who fuses high tech development with end-user needs to help create medical devices that make the world a better place. His work thrives at the intersection of design, engineering, and entrepreneurial thinking – making him an excellent creative partner to pursue the next big idea. Ryan applies human factors principles and systematic field study techniques that yield actionable data and observations. This research is then brought to life through exceptional visualization skills. His sketching, product rendering, and modeling abilities help inspire teammates and clients to imagine a better future.

Clinical Insights Specialist

Kayla Hardinger

Clinical Insights Specialist

Laura Hatesohl

Laura is a registered nurse who graduated with her Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2010 from the University of Kansas.  Her early career experience as a travel nurse gave her a breadth of experience in medical-surgical and telemetry in hospitals ranging in size from 20-bed critical access hospitals to 700 bed academic medical centers all over the United States. Laura is currently working full time as a pre-op/PACU nurse in Kansas City. With this breadth of experience and professional relationships across the country, Laura is uniquely qualified to provide feedback on devices and facilitate connections for Engenious Design with specialized health care professionals who advise on our product development.

Electrical Engineering Technician

Cody Blades

Cody has nearly half a decade of electronics experience starting from a BS in Electrical Engineering at Oklahoma State University. In his role at Engenious, Cody collaborates with the electrical team to design and document embedded microcontroller systems, high-speed digital, power supply, motor control, and analog circuit systems.