When did you start building with K'NEX?
Christmas 2010. I received a Shuttle / International Space Station kit. My dad helped me build the Shuttle the first time, but I built the space station and the Shuttle again by myself. (6 years old).
How did you come up with the idea for your winning model?
I live a dairy town and I see dairy farms, milk tanker trucks, Holstein cows, hay and hay barns, and large tanks every day.
What has been your most challenging K'NEX creation?
A roller coaster. (63030)
Do you have a favorite past K'NEXpert? If so, who?
How many siblings do you have? What are their age(s) and gender(s)?
2 sisters. One 9 years old and one 7 years old.
Do they build with K'NEX too? Do you build models together?
Once in a while. But they do like to play with my creations.
What are your favorite hobbies (besides building with K'NEX)?
Fishing, Cleaning, camping, cub scouts, wood working.
What is your favorite subject in school?
Social Studies and Geography
What do you want to be when you grow up?
What is the coolest part about being a 2013 K'NEXpert?
Going to the factory to see where and how K’NEX are made.
What advice do you have for other kids who want to be K’NEXperts?
I like to start with an idea. My first idea for this year was a map of the United States. I started with Texas and Oklahoma, but when I tried to make Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, these states were only one K’NEX piece. So I tried a new idea. We were on the way home from school, and a big milk tanker went by, and I had a new idea. It started out with the milk truck, and I just kept having fun so I build a barn, a tractor, some cows and hay, some trees, and some ducks for my pond. I work on my projects for a few days. Each day I make improvements until I am happy or I start a new project.