- Our Team
Chris is the Founder & President of SolidBox, a Performance Hardware, IT Support, Project Based Training & Engineering Services company for SOLIDWORKS, Fusion 360, Onshape, & Mastercam users across North America. He is a registered Professional Engineer and SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer. In his spare time, Chris and his wife Jayme run Advenduro Tours, a motorcycle & mountain bike tour guiding business based in St. George, UT. Chris is also a Commercial Pilot and volunteers for Angel Flight West whenever he can.
Joel studied at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas when he found his passion for product development and technology integration. Seeing product innovation as a necessity for moving good ideas forward into greatness, he was led into a manufacturing environment where it was paramount to stay nimble and ahead of the curve. Custom manufacturing saw Joel work with everything from electronics to mechanical product integrations. This experience honed his abilities to accept any challenge put forward, and face the task head-on with a positive attitude. Joel has been with SolidBox from day one and has grown exponentially along with the company. He now holds a CSWP SOLIDWORKS Certification and treats each client’s issues as his own, putting customer service at the forefront of every SolidBox interaction.
If he is not behind a laptop crunching numbers or finding elegant solutions to clients’ problems, Joel can often be found on two wheels enjoying life to the fullest. Joel also holds a professional downhill cycling instructor’s license allowing a high-intensity version of stress relief.
Craig studied Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M. Upon graduation, he began working in the oil and gas industry with detailed drill bit designs for directional drilling. His career moved to heavy data analysis followed by managing large development projects at brownfield sites. In the fall of 2018, Craig obtained a Colorado Professional Engineer License. Craig then returned to product development as the Engineering Manager with a team continuously developing new products under his guidance. When not working on projects for SolidBox clients, you can find Craig working on real estate, hanging out with his wife and children, or shredding the mountainside on his bike.
Jayme started her career in theater stage management. As well as working in theater, Jayme has taken on the exciting role of Director of Finance and Human Resources for SolidBox. You wouldn’t think the two worlds have anything in common but the organizational skills and handling of fragile egos transcends the two different worlds. When not being the anchor that keeps this ship in the bay, she enjoys traveling and outdoor adventures with her husband.
Expert CAD Consultant
Chris Smith is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert. He handles sales, fulfillment, quality control, and marketing out of our Salt Lake City office. He is a graduate of Indiana University, but was born and raised in Hawaii. In his free time, Chris enjoys mountain biking, camping, hiking, skiing, and spending time with his wife and three young daughters.
Expert CAD Consultant
Toby Schnaars (@TooTallToby) has been a SOLIDWORKS user, instructor, and enthusiast for over 20 years. He has fielded over 10,000 tech support cases and has instructed over 200 SOLIDWORKS training classes. He has earned the rank of CSWE (Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert), ELITE AE (Elite Applications Engineer), and CSWI (Certified SOLIDWORKS Instructor). Toby regularly posts SOLIDWORKS related videos on youtube and hosts a weekly livestream on his youtube channel.
Expert CAD Consultant
Eric Spendlove brings nearly two decades of designing and fabricating experience to the team. He lives in Las Vegas where he has become well known in the entertainment industry as a leading designer. His work has been viewed by millions around the globe in large live acrobatic productions and concerts for well-known musicians. He has also designed for top content creating companies. He always has a broad view on what can be done and has never limited his skills and drive to just one industry. Some of his works currently have “Patent Pending” status for orthopedic designs and credit card processing machines. Eric enjoys the project management side as well because, for him, it is like watching his small child grow up.
Expert CAM Consultant
Ryan owns and operates RockQuality Consulting LLC, a provider of CNC Machined Products and expert CAD/CAM Consulting. Located in Liberty Hill, TX, Ryan is a provider of CNC Machined Products and expert CAD/CAM Consulting. With over 20 years of experience in CNC Machining, CAD/CAM, and related technologies, Ryan has been involved in many aspects that encompass Mill, Multiaxis, multi-function Mill-Turn, and beyond. His go-to software platforms have been Mastercam and SOLIDWORKS. In his free time, he enjoys working on his 1982 Jeep CJ5 and going to Mustang Island with his family.
Matt Perez, a SolidBox team member since 2011, works out of Blacksburg, VA. Matt has worked in the industry from the ground up starting with Motorcycle and Car mechanics, Fabrication all the way up to design in Cad and CAM. Matt placed his early focus on Complex Surfacing and Plastic Part Design but excels in all aspects of product design from Conceptual models to Production.
Matt was one of the first non-VAR CSWEs and has been using SOLIDWORKS since 2009. Before SOLIDWORKS he worked in several CAD suites including Inventor, NX and Autocad. Matt also has spent a great deal of time in reverse engineering, laser scanning as well as NC programming. With a strong foundation in many of the most popular CAM packages on the market as well as a long history of manual machining and fabrication he is ready to help anyone tackle the challenge of getting “up to speed” in design and manufacturing.
Jeremy is the Founder of Luchini Design Inc., a product design and development firm in Boston, Massachusetts. With over 20 years of CAD industry experience, he has worked and partnered with some of the world’s best technology and product manufacturing companies. Today he’s designing supercars for Factory Five Racing using SOLIDWORKS, Power Surfacing and NVidia’s Holodeck Virtual Reality environment.
Prior to starting his own company Jeremy was the long-time certification director for SOLIDWORKS Corp. and responsible for the entire catalog of certification exams still available today. With explosive company growth and high demand for certifications, Jeremy and his team built two of the most sought after test programs for CAD ever: The Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert exam (for end-users) and the Elite Application Engineer exam (for resellers). During his last few years at SOLIDWORKS he also hosted the company’s global web series program, where he showcased the advanced capabilities of SOLIDWORKS and helped build full-scale prototypes voted on by the viewing audience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University. In his spare time, Jeremy and his wife Karen spend time motorcycling, hiking and camping across the USA and Canada.