At age 10, Amado took an Introduction to 3DS Max course at the Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, Tampico Madero, where he first was introduced to 3D modeling and design. He continued through grade school with interests in Adobe Creative Suite and Rubik’s cubes.
Amado studied Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, where he was heavily involved with the Longhorn Maker Studio shop as well as the Texas Theme Park Engineering Group. He spearheaded design projects and attended industry events such as SKYnext, IAAPA, and ASTM F24. His first SKYnext in 2016 would end up being the event that first got him connected with the Skyline team.
Upon graduating in 2017, Amado interned at Great Coasters International, Inc., where he helped assess the fabrication of each standard part on new machinery to be purchased, as well as putting together mechanical assemblies for Alton Towers’ Wicker Man roller coaster.
From there, it was off to California! Amado spent the next five years in show set fabrication with Los Angeles shops Nassal and Scenario, where he took several creative designs and fleshed out hundreds of architectural scenery pieces into the fabrication phase, providing assistance through assembly and installation. At the same time, Amado learned programming in C# to streamline his team’s mundane or difficult routines in CAD. Amado is part of the Autodesk Developer Network.
Amado is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of California as of October 2020. Based on his experiences with themed entertainment design and manufacturing, Amado qualified for US Permanent Residence under the National Interest Waiver in 2021.
In 2022, Amado brought his skills to the table and joined the Skyline team as a Design Engineer.