Meet the Ninjaneers


Adam Duncan

Born a Georgia Peach, Adam Duncan’s family spent most of his childhood in a small town in southern Alabama. When he was 17, they moved to a more respectable state (Tennessee, of course), landing him in Bearden High School, here in Knoxville. Something about the East Tennessee scenery convinced him to stay here and go to UT, rather than follow his initial dream of going to Auburn University. After earning a B.S., Adam couldn’t bear to leave the hallowed hill and went on to earn his M.S., both degrees in Biosystems Engineering. Although his graduate work on precision cotton irrigation equipment and techniques made Adam a chick-magnet, he left the ladies behind in 2012, for an opportunity to learn from Bob and Jim’s expertise in the field of power distribution and transmission.

When he’s not expanding on his mad CAD skills or working to master the fine art that is transmission and distribution lines, Adam can be found somewhere in the great outdoors. After all, it’s far better to be lost in the woods than in a maze of cubicles. On top of hiking, canoeing, and camping with his fellow enginerd and fiancee, Lori, he focuses his time and money on competitive bass fishing, hunting, and recreational shooting. On rainy days you can find Adam in the garage, turning a few wrenches on his truck, with minimal parts left over.

  • Favorite Quote: “The definition of insanity is trying the same thing, the same way, over and over again, while expecting different results”
  • Guilty Pleasure: Jamming out to Creed while riding around some back roads. Also, whistling… all the time.
  • Dork Alert: I’m very bothered by asymmetry (even my computer monitors being slightly different sizes bothers me).