How many total years of industry or construction management experience do you have? 23 years of construction experience (over 20 years at WPI). 15 years of construction management.
What’s the best project you’ve ever worked on? Why? The most rewarding project that I have ever worked on was OSU’s Kelley Engineering Building. There was an insane amount of architectural detail and trade integration on this project, so much so, that I literally worked on the project day and night for 9 months. The finished product was not only breathtaking, it won multiple industry awards.
Who was the biggest influence in your life? Why? My grandfather was my biggest influence. He showed me the meaning of a hard day’s work, the power of integrity, and creative fabrication. He was a real life Superman.
What is the last book you read? “The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team”
What is your favorite restaurant? I’m a sucker for Chang’s Mongolian.
What was your high school mascot? Canby Cougars
What do you like to do in your spare time? Hunting, fishing, home projects, and working on cars.
What job would you do if money didn’t matter? Automotive Mechanic
Favorite song of all time? “In Color” by Jamey Johnson
What is your drink of choice? Craft Beer
Secret Skill? I can fix anything.
Name one item on your “bucket list”. To go on a trophy deer hunt.
Beavers or Ducks / Huskies or Cougars or favorite sports team? Go Beavs!