I come to work every day because the job is exciting and I am always running into new challenges that need solving. I enjoy talking to people on a professional level. I believe in making a better product for the end user, it is very important to take pride in one’s work, making sure the client knows they are valued is the key to long term relationships that inevitably better our firm and the community.
I am currently working on F35 projects at Eielson AFB, The Children’s Place in Wasilla, and Barrow Search and Rescue hangar. Each project is unique, and I thoroughly enjoy them all in slightly different ways. I enjoy the F35 projects because it is significant and high profile, which is fun to be part of. It’s also a job that has implications for the entire nation. Having served in the Air Force, I feel comfortable working within the military environment. I enjoy projects like the Children’s Place because they are a new client and a great addition to the community I live in. I enjoy the Barrow project because it is in a remote, Arctic environment that comes with its own challenges.
From a technical aspect, I am passionate about power design. From a non-technical aspect, I am passionate about making end users happy, networking, and building relationships with members of my community to make a lasting impact. A successful project is when the client and end user are happy, and the project is under budget.
I had not heard of engineering as a profession until I started college, but knew I had a knack for math and science. I worked on radar systems in the Air Force. When I got out of the military, I knew I wanted to do something in a technical field. I started taking classes and eventually found myself sitting in engineering lectures.
My secret talent is Geography. I won my school geography bee three times, and was a question or two away from going to Washington DC in 6th grade. At the time I knew every country’s capital, I know quite a bit of them still and all state capitals, but cannot do all the world capitals anymore. I am also a good cook. My mom owned and operated restaurants while I was growing up. I picked up a few of her skills and make dinner most nights at home.