He brought welding and construction skills with him to UATP. He also has a bachelor's in exercise and sport science from the University of Utah.
Garrett formerly worked at Alpine Medical as a rehabilitation sales representative, with a focus on seating and mobility.
That background will come in handy as he reuses, refurbishes and customizes assistive technology for clients.
As a sales representative, he saw firsthand how some clients need options that are not available off-the-shelf. He worked with former coordinator Clay Christensen to customize a chair for a client, building a joystick that would work for a person with severely contractured hands.
Garrett's main goal moving forward is to make sure people know about the Utah Assistive Technology Program.
"I'm a resource," he said. "Whatever help people need, if I'm not able to to it here, then at least I have the resources to help them elsewhere.
If you live in northern Utah and have an assistive technology need, contact Garrett at 800-524-5152.