In high school, exams I took kept saying I had an aptitude in engineering. After taking an architecture class my freshman year at Oregon State, it was clear I liked Civil Engineering. Then after working in Juneau the summer before graduating, I developed a passion for engineering. Specifically engineering in the private sector.
I am passionate about helping clients solve their problems. I enjoy being able to complete building and infrastructure projects with other engineers who all live, work, and play in our community.
One of my favorite projects in my career was the Fireweed Place Senior Housing structural design in 2003-2004. The project included drilled piers for a portion of the foundation, and a post-tensioned 2nd floor over the parking garage. At the time it was the largest single day concrete pour (approximately 300 cubic yards) in the history of Juneau.
Another favorite project was the North Douglas Sewer project done in four phases from 2005 to 2009. Collecting and pumping sewage that was getting discharged on the beach (or in the ditch on the uphill side of the highway) to the Juneau-Douglas treatment plant felt like a good project to be involved with.