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It’s not too late to invent a brighter future.

That’s why our team is made up of planetary scientists and software developers, business analyzers and project managers, robotics builders and electrical engineers; as well as flautists and sailors and D&D players.

TIME IS NOT ON OUR SIDE

The good we can do

By balancing creativity with critical thinking and big dreams with real-world practicality, we overhaul the way things are in pursuit of the way things could be. We leave nothing to chance, as our complex systems operate within extreme or constrained conditions and environments where safety and mission success are of the utmost importance. Diligence and imagination—this is how we create an outsized impact by creating solutions at the farthest known frontiers.

Our team

First Mode, assembled

The First Mode team has decades of combined experience in design, analysis, assembly, test, and deployment of innovative solutions. Our work crosses boundaries, spanning industries including the space, natural resources, automotive, and high-tech sectors.

This experience includes significant responsibility for the success of NASA’s Mars Exploration and Rover programs. In our very DNA, First Mode is comfortable with the uncomfortable, and we are ready to build where no one has ventured before.

Work and fun are not mutually exclusive at First Mode. Our collaborative environment is conducive to not only getting things done, but also having a good time while doing it. We prize individuality, creativity, a sense of humor, and open-minded thinking.

Chris Voorhees

President & CEO

Rhae Adams

Chief Operating Officer

Maggie Scholtz

VP of Engineering

Krunal Desai

Director, Electrical Engineering

Peter Illsley

Director, Mechanical Engineering

Colleen Rubart

VP of Marketing & Communication

Jan Haak

General Manager, Australia

Aidan Morgan

Director, Software Engineering​

Josh Sweere

Principal Systems Engineer​

Lindsey Yeates

VP of People

Laura Espling

Corporate Controller

Brian Geddes

Chief of Staff, Engineering

Tristan Helms

General Manager, Americas

Paul McGinty

VP, Supply Chain and Production

Nick Miller

VP, Projects

Aaron Ison

Principal Mechanical Engineer

Aaron Mathers

Manufacturing Engineer

Adam Knez

Principal Integration Engineer

Alan Broderick

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Amber Baurley

Digital Twin Architect​

Amy Altchuler

Business Analyst Manager

Amy Chi

Modeling & Simulation Engineer

Andrew Lewis

Principal Embedded Software Engineer

Andy Diaz Colon

Senior Electro-Mechanical Technician

Ankita Tiwari

Senior Process Engineer

Anthony Maimone

Business Analyst

Aron Nicholson

Global Supply Manager

Arthur Lim

Global Supply Manager​

Austin Law

Hydrogen Systems Engineer

Barron Knigge

Senior Electrical Engineer

Ben Chinowsky

Technical Writer

Bill Huntington​

Director, Manufacturing

Björk Del Riego

Executive Assistant

Braden Lapp

Senior Modeling & Simulation Engineer

Brandon Smith

Senior Software Systems Engineer

Brenden Hart

Recruiter

Brett Konen

Communications Manager

Brian Hoehn

Senior Systems Engineer

Briana Ruth

Capture Manager

Brock Prince

Principal Embedded Systems Engineer

Camille Woodthorpe

Senior Designer

Chris Fitchette

Facilities Manager

Chris Konzen

Director, Corporate Development​

Chris Malins

Hydrogen Systems Engineer

Christian Gundlach

Technology Support Engineer

Christiana Wu

Creative Manager

Clara Sekowski

Director, Modeling & Simulation​

Clinton Travis

Senior Project Manager

Clive Baldwinson

Project Manager

Colin Bateson

Senior Mechanical Engineer​

Collin Keefer​

Senior Electrical Engineer​

Conor Duggan

Director, Government Affairs

Darcienne LeRoue

Business Operations Manager

Darren Chow

Electrical Engineer

Darryl Diaz (né Naidu)

Senior Systems Engineer

David Bares

Benefits Administrator

David Gerhardt

Principal Systems Engineer​

David Pinkins

Mechanical Systems Engineer

Den Larkin

Electrical Engineer

Dominik Figueroa

Software Engineer

Donna Hile

Director of Information Technology

Dylan Cox

Systems Engineer

Eduardo Archilla

Senior Process Engineer

Edwin Park

Senior Business Analyst

Elyse McMillen

Systems Engineer

Eric Blood

Senior Systems Engineer

Eric Bramlett

Mechanical Engineer

Eric Chin

Principal Electrical Engineer

Eric Curwood

Mechanical Engineer

Eric Mathewson

Senior Systems Engineer

Evan DeVore

Facilities Coordinator

Fiona Allan

People Operations Coordinator​

Francois Coetsee

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Gab Martini

Project Manager

Garritt Chrzanowski

Director, Business Operations

Glenn Jewell

Principal Integration & Manufacturing Engineer

Greg Tan

Principal Software Engineer

Guy Hainsworth​

Mechanical Engineer

Harlan Kuo

Mechanical Engineer

Holly Stein

Electrical Systems Engineer

Jamee Cremeans

Executive Assistant

Jared Rugg

Senior Systems Engineer

Jason Hawley

Senior Process Engineer ​

Jason Liang

Senior Industrial Designer

Jazz Jaapar

Senior Technology Support Engineer​

JD Wolflick

Hydrogen Systems Engineer

Jean Paul Armstrong

Electro-Mechanical Technician

Jeffrey Peterson

Government Affairs Associate

Jesse Llona

Firmware Engineer

Jim Wilferling

Battery Systems Engineer​

Joel Amundson

Principal Mechanical Engineer

John Allhusen

Senior Business Analyst

Jordan Raymond

Hydrogen Systems Engineer

Josh Korsness

Mechanical Systems Engineer

Josh Weiss

Mechanical Engineer

Justin Milestone

Master Electrician

Justine Sultan

Electrical Engineer

Karen MacKenzie

Deputy Director, Mechanical Engineering

Karolina Chamorro

Senior Project Coordinator

Kathleen Hoza

Senior Systems Engineer

Keely Ditto​

Senior Business Analyst

Keontrae LuBom

Electro-Mechanical Technician​

Kevin Klinkel

Systems Engineer

Kian Raissian

Mechanical Systems Engineer

Kiana Mittelstaedt

Business Analyst

Kris Toguchi

Senior Accountant

Kurt Fischer

Director, Human Centered Design​

Kurt Jankowski

Senior Project Manager

Kyle Aurisch

Mechanical Engineer

Larissa Kunz

Senior Systems Engineer

Lauren Zepeda

Recruiter

Leilani Click

Recruiting Coordinator

Lexi Humann

Senior Mechanical Systems Engineer​

Liam Burke

Mechanical Engineer

Liu Liu

Principal Embedded Systems Engineer

Loring Sittler

Senior Business Analyst

Lucia Blackwell

Software Engineer

Luke Wooldridge

Embedded Software Engineer

Maike Griessbach

Senior UX/UI Designer

Marc Stevens

Industrial Electrician

Margaret Gardner

People Operations Director

Mark Shoaf

Senior Systems Engineer

Marla Smithwick

Principal Project Manager

Mat Roscoe

Principal Modeling & Simulation Engineer

Matt McDonald

Principal Electrical Engineer

Matthew Buss​

Electrical Engineer

Megan Casey

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Megan Robins

Team Assistant

Michael Fitzgerald

Director, Project Business Office

Mick O’Donnell

Principal Mechanical Engineer

Mitchell Young

Senior Software Engineer

Molly Flynn

Senior Modeling & Simulation Engineer

Nathan Coad

Principal Battery Systems Engineer

Nathan Glover

Platform Engineer

Nathan Wacker

Software Engineer

Nel Rajakaruna

HR Generalist

Nick Heacox

Senior Electro-Mechanical Technician

Nicola Karp

Government Affairs Associate

Niraj Suresh

Modeling & Simulation Engineer

Paige Northway

Systems Engineer

Paul Sturmer

Senior Electrical Engineer

Paul Tetley

Principal Systems Engineer

Philipp Nonnast

Global Supply Manager

Quincy Rhodes

Electrical Engineer

Rachel Price​

Modeling & Simulation Engineer​

Rachid El Mourabit

Corporate Financial Planning Analyst

Ragnar Ledesma

Senior Mechanical Engineer, Structural Dynamics

Randi Peterson

Mechanical Engineer

Rebecca Muir

Mechanical Engineer

Richard Hensel

Senior Electrical Engineer

Richard Lam

Facility Operations Supervisor

Riley Chapin

Senior Systems Engineer​

Rochelle Cormier

Accounts Payable Manager

Rocky Eastman Jr

Project Manager, Formulation

Ruri Maharani Redis

Receptionist

Russell Higgins

Director, Hydrogen Systems

Ryan Shappell

Electrical Engineer

Ryan Timoney

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Sam Daniel

Embedded Linux Product Lead​

Sam Tjoelker

Systems Engineer

Sarah Balles

Mechanical Engineer

Sarah Troedson Haynes

Accounting Manager

Sasha Friedrich

Software Engineer

Sean Bourke

Control Systems Engineer

Sean Norris

Senior Technical Recruiter

Severin Kamguia Simeu

Senior Modeling & Simulation Engineer

Shannon Cassady

Mechanical Systems Engineer

Siobhan Avenell

People & Culture Director

Sophia Kim

Mechanical Systems Engineer

Spencer Anunsen

Principal Systems Engineer​

Spencer Berglund

Embedded Systems Engineer

Stacey Burke​

Internal Communications Manager

Stephanie Cynkar

HR Generalist

Stephen Newman​

Project Manager

Stuart Benson

Thermal Systems Engineer

Sunny Brunelle

Senior Electro-Mechanical Technician

Tevon Hodge

Electrical Engineer

Tom Miesen

Modeling & Simulation Engineer

Tomás Lafferriere

Director, Capture & Formulation​

Trevor Owen

Senior Embedded Software Engineer ​

Troy Swanson

Principal Electro-Mechanical Technician

Tyler Wingfield

Senior Project Manager, Formulation

Ven Bissenova

Senior Accountant

Von Diaz

Recruiter

William Oakley

Mechatronics Engineer

Zach Rader

Senior Electro-Mechanical Technician

Bill Huntington​

Director, Manufacturing

Björk Del Riego

Executive Assistant

Brenden Hart

Recruiter

Chris Fitchette

Facilities Manager

Christian Gundlach

Technology Support Engineer

Darcienne LeRoue

Business Operations Manager

Aaron Ison

Principal Mechanical Engineer

Aaron Mathers

Manufacturing Engineer

Adam Knez

Principal Integration Engineer

Aidan Morgan

Director, Software Engineering​

Alan Broderick

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Amber Baurley

Digital Twin Architect​

Chris Voorhees

President & CEO

Rhae Adams

Chief Operating Officer

Maggie Scholtz

VP of Engineering

Krunal Desai

Director, Electrical Engineering

Peter Illsley

Director, Mechanical Engineering

Colleen Rubart

VP of Marketing & Communication

Aidan Morgan

Director, Software Engineering​

Alan Broderick

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Andrew Lewis

Principal Embedded Software Engineer

Aron Nicholson

Global Supply Manager

Brian Hoehn

Senior Systems Engineer

Camille Woodthorpe

Senior Designer

Amy Altchuler

Business Analyst Manager

Anthony Maimone

Business Analyst

Aron Nicholson

Global Supply Manager

Arthur Lim

Global Supply Manager​

Ben Chinowsky

Technical Writer

Brett Konen

Communications Manager

Aaron Ison

Principal Mechanical Engineer

Aaron Mathers

Manufacturing Engineer

Adam Knez

Principal Integration Engineer

Amber Baurley

Digital Twin Architect​

Amy Altchuler

Business Analyst Manager

Amy Chi

Modeling & Simulation Engineer

Amy Altchuler

Business Analyst Manager

Amy Chi

Modeling & Simulation Engineer

Andrew Lewis

Principal Embedded Software Engineer

Andy Diaz Colon

Senior Electro-Mechanical Technician

Anthony Maimone

Business Analyst

Aron Nicholson

Global Supply Manager

Aaron Ison

Principal Mechanical Engineer

Aaron Mathers

Manufacturing Engineer

Aidan Morgan

Director, Software Engineering​

Alan Broderick

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Amy Altchuler

Business Analyst Manager

Andrew Lewis

Principal Embedded Software Engineer

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Locations

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Seattle, Washington

First Mode Seattle has offices, a lab, and manufacturing facilities downtown and in SoDo.

+1 206-420-6030

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Perth, Western Australia

First Mode Perth has offices in Northbridge.

+61 8 6186 0373