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Staff Profile: D. Travis Carver

Title: Sales Engineer

Education: Still learning, so far degrees in Experimental Physics and Computer Science

How long have you worked for Flow Science?

1 year, 5 months, 2 days (The Editor did not fact-check this)

What is the best part of your job?

I'm never bored! There is a new challenge every day.

What do you do in your spare time (when you're not at Flow Science)?

Training horses, watching classic film, animal rescue.

What is the most interesting project you are working on right now?

Changing traditional nuclear reaction core geometry to increase the efficiency of thermal transfer.

Why did you choose to come to work for Flow Science?

Gorgeous Santa Fe, new challenge, and the waters, but I was misinformed: there is no water in SF (this is a quote from one of the movies below).

Travis and Jenna Carver at the Flow Science Holiday Party
Travis and his wife, Jenna at the 2009 Flow Science holiday party

You're a big movie buff—what are your top 3 favorite movies of all time?

Only 3? The ‘Thin Man Series’; ‘Bringing Up Baby’; ‘Casablanca’

What is one of your most important accomplishments?

Being asked and trying out for the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team

Who has had the greatest influence on you and how?

My maternal grandparents. They always kept life simple and took joy in the little things.

What is a typical day for you?

What projects occupy most of your time? 90% of my day is focused on current/potential customers. The other 10% is trying to figure out how to make CFD work for each of them.

Who has the best Mexican food in New Mexico?

I am enjoying the process of figuring this out.

We hear you're turning 30 this year. Any concerns, comments?

Rosebud. Now I can't tease my wife about being in her 30's while I am still in my 20's.

How would you describe yourself?

Issues. I have issues.

What helps you get out of bed each morning?

My herd of animals yelling at me because they are hungry.

Red or Green?

Green, on the side, because I am still a gringo