Portland born and Oregon educated, Paul Gardner graduated with his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University in 2006. Heading directly from university to the professional world, he began working for Daimler Trucks North America. Specializing in chassis and suspension development, Paul worked his way up through the technical ranks over the next 10 years. In 2011 his appetite for knowledge led him to Portland State University where he earned a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Outside of work you will find Paul on a raft, bike, motorcycle, or in a pair of hiking boots adventuring the great outdoors.