Chris Maks

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineer in Training

Rapid City, SD

Sustainable Energy Systems

P: 605-343-6102

Who has been the greatest influence on your career? My parents. They taught me the importance of a work ethic and doing a job well done, but also taking time to enjoy life along the way.

My first job was: I worked in the parking lot of Black Hills Harley Davidson during the Sturgis Rally in high school. I played baseball during the summers so it was a nice way to make some extra cash and meet interesting folks.

When I was little, I wanted to grow up to be: I told my first grade class I wanted to grow up to be retired. My neighbor had recently retired and he got to hang around the house all day and have fun – still working towards that goal.

I make time to: (read/watch/do): Get outside. No matter what, I can always find something to do in the outdoors, be it fishing, hunting, snowboarding or other recreational sports.

Something about me not many people know:  I got to play basketball for the Minnesota Timberwolves pregame which also happened to be one of Michael Jordan’s last games