Connor - Informal

Background

I grew up riding and racing downhill mountain bikes, which led to me dropping out of high school to take a job making bike parts at a CNC shop. Eventually, I decided to go back to school and ended up in Colorado Springs. After finishing all the classes I missed in high school, I transferred to CSU, where I graduated in May 2018 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. During the last three years of my undergrad, I worked in the mountain bike industry as an engineering intern/technician with other members of the Avid team.

Currently, I spend my free time hiking with my girlfriend, exploring as much as I can of the Rocky Mountains and South West, and recording all of it through photography, with both film and digital media.

What’s your secret ambition?
Hike the Pacific Crest Trail or Continental Divide Trail.

If you were a brand, what would be your motto?
“Under Promise and Over Deliver.”

What’s your favorite 90s jam?
Warning by Green Day

What do you love about working at Avid?
The variety of customers and their projects, and the equally varied problems they bring to us to solve. Every day brings unexpected challenges and hurdles. It’s never boring!

What’s the best engineer (or inventor) joke you’ve heard?
Why did the engineering students leave class early? They were getting a little ANSI.