Kenny Aptekarev

Co-Founder and Principal Engineer

Professional Strengths

Mechanical Design, Engaging Clients, Instilling Trust in Clients and Teammates, Educating, Informing, Mentoring.

Professional Successes

Projects he’s been a part of have been successfully completed. Work done for INT patent for Allergen were created from the ground up and brought to manufacturing. He’s helped to design a myriad of biotech, medical devices and surgical tools.

  • 17+ Years of Product Development Experience.
  • Successfully designed and developed devices for startups and fortune 500 companies, from ideation through manufacturing. Successfully kept to time and budgetary contraints.
  • Engineered biotech devices, medical devices, consumables, and surgical tools.


BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Utah.

About Kenny

Kenny lives in Santa Cruz with his wife, kids, and dog. He enjoys surfing and mountain biking.

Tara Holz

Co-Founder and Principal Engineer

Professional Strengths

Product Design and Development, Project Management, Innovative Design Solutions.

Professional Successes

Work in Orthopedic Biomechanics at the University of Colorado (mechanical testing of orthopedic devices, hard and soft tissues, whole joints and biomaterials).

  • 10+ Years of Product Development Experience

Educational Background

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, with area of special interest in Biomedical Engineering
  • MS in Engineering Systems from Colorado School of Mines
  • Research position in the Center for Bio-Mechanics and
  • Rehabilitation Research

About Tara

Tara spends her free time with family, on her bike, and in the water.