Sea West Team
GENERATIONS OF INNOVATION
Since the 1990s, Sea West Observatories has specialized in the design, build, and optimization of new and existing observatories around the world.
Eric serves as an Officer for Sea West and for the past 27 years, he has been intimately involved in the design and construction of astronomical observatories and support facilities. Eric received his bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is the former Acting Deputy Director of Operations at the Mt. Wilson Observatory. Eric was issued a patent in November of 2000 for his telescope enclosure that is in use today at the CHARA Array. He is extremely detailed in designing and constructing a project, planning for the unexpected. His team has been trained in this technique, which allows us to deliver a quality product that exceeds our customers’ expectations and is completed safely, on schedule, and on budget. Eric holds an OSHA 30 card and is a certified OSHA Competent Person.
Jason received his bachelor’s degree in 2004 from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a major in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy. Jason learned the inter-workings of the construction industry from the bottom up, first as a Project Engineer, then a Superintendent, and as a Project Manager.
Jason has completed numerous observatory projects as a Superintendent and as a Project Manager. He gained extensive knowledge in the construction industry and understands the importance of producing a quality product that exceeds our customer's expectations.
In 2007, Travis obtained his bachelor’s degree in construction management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He has vast knowledge in the construction industry, including cost management, quality assurance, and project development.
Travis has worked as a Project Manager on many of Sea West's observatories, including the CHARA Interferometer Array on Mt. Wilson, and the California State University, San Bernardino Land Lab Observatory. Travis believes safety is the cornerstone to any successful project.
In 2013, Matt received his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Robert Morris University and his Master’s degree in Geology in 2015 from the University of Pittsburgh.
Since 2007, Matt has been passionate about astrophotography. Using telescopes to capture photos of the night sky was his entry into astrophotography from the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA. Since then, Matt has installed over 50 PlaneWave telescope systems in observatories around the world. His attention to detail allows clients’ to fully maximize their observatory equipment.
For the last decade, Jordan has been a senior project manager and estimator, specializing in tenant improvement and high-end restaurants in the greater Los Angeles area. Before getting into estimation he worked as an apprentice carpenter where he developed the respect and appreciation for field crews that stands as a core tenant in his project management philosophy. Looking to expand his area of expertise Jordan joined Sea West in 2022 and has since worked on a number of observatory jobs across the country.
Abraham has been in the field running projects for Sea West Enterprises since 1998. During that twenty-five-year history Abraham has been involved in all Sea West Observatory projects. His skillsets range from civil and structural installation to fine tuning the mechanics of an automated observatory dome. A certified operator and OSHA 30 card holder, Abraham has the skill and experience to carry the workload of any construction challenge.
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