So Who Is Sherpa Design Anyway?

Our Company Methodology

Flexible By Design

Sherpa Design's methodology is to always plan for evolution, and build in flexibility from day one.

An Extension to Your Team

For the last 15 years our innovative engineers and machinists have built close relationships with companies both large and small.

Committed to End Goals

Getting companies where they need to go and keeping products and schedules on track.

Innovative Mechanical Design Services

Pat Barrett, Owner

Patrick Barrett is the founder & owner of Sherpa Design and director of CAD-CAM-PLM solutions for Applied CAx. Pat’s many specialties include mechanical product design, rapid prototyping, business development, user training, and getting it done.

Pat has more than 18 years of mechanical consulting and product development experience. Before founding Sherpa Design in 2001, he received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University (Go Cougs!) and worked at an east coast engineering services company.

Pat brings a broad array of skills including NX CAD design and mentoring, Solidworks CAD, Pro/Engineer CAD, Teamcenter PLM deployment-customization-upgrading, and multi-axis CNC machining and CAM process development.

At Sherpa Design, Pat guides a 20+ team of skilled engineers, designers and machinists, focusing their efforts on client success, expert services, implementation and analysis. His team prides themselves on pushing CAD systems in their daily work, and get excited when they find a better way of doing things.

Pat’s business philosophy is working with clients to help them “get there” and attain results that matter. Pat was featured in an executive profile from the Portland Business Journal in 2012.

Our Team

Matt Martin

Matt Martin

Mechanical Design Engineer

Racheal Gaffney

Racheal Gaffney

Administrative Director

Tom Hilts

Tom Hilts

Business Development Manager

Michael Grant

Michael Grant

Manufacturing Director

Randy Ellsworth

Randy Ellsworth

Teamcenter Architect

Seth Moczydlowski

Seth Moczydlowski

Industrial Design Engineer

Arden Bedell

Arden Bedell

Teamcenter Architect

Brian M Heiken

Brian M Heiken

Mechanical Engineer

Caleb Janicich

Caleb Janicich

Mechanical Design Engineer

Dave Lindberg

Dave Lindberg

Mechanical Engineer

Devin Croswell

Devin Croswell

Mechanical Design Engineer

Hank Boehmer

Hank Boehmer

NX CAM Application Engineer

Nate Ginzton

Nate Ginzton

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Nicholas Steinmetz

Nicholas Steinmetz

Mechanical Design Engineer

Samuel Pepperwood

Samuel Pepperwood

Mechanical Engineer

Scott Hardwick

Scott Hardwick

Design Engineer

Katrena Barker

Katrena Barker

Administrative Assistant

Pat Smith

Pat Smith

Machinist-Programmer

Aaron Blake

Aaron Blake

Manufacturing Engineer

Make your next step, the best step...

Reach out to us about your project. We're engineers and we love to get into the details!

Reach out to us about your project. We're engineers and we love to get the details!

For fabrication requests, we will need the following details to provide cost estimates for you:

  • 3D CAD model available?
  • Drawing or PMI on model to convey desired feature tolerances available?
  • Desired material, special finishes/coatings, etc?
  • Quantity needed and desired delivery date?

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Our Address

6700 North New York Avenue
Suite 231
Portland, Oregon 97203
503-771-3570