Employee Spotlight

Past Spotlights

Sharon Fowler
Robert Alonso
Carl Gibilaro
Victoria Howard
Mark Prochak
Freddie Vargas
Kyle Brown
Kelly Marton
Steve Bray
Ryan Grab
Brian Crowl
Justin Massengale
Ricky Langley
Melissa Burns
Glenn Lusink
Mike Hage
Michael Beck
Allen Schrumpf
Maria Bazemore
Bill Faust

Mike Leo
Erica Jernigan
William Moss

Julian Poole
Al Quickel
Nick DeVito
John Gilreath
Stephen Donegan
Jocelyn Haisch-Linn
Chad Friday
August Thick
Juan Camacho
Scott Garth
Robby Walker
Ben Faust

Carolyn Malphurs
Chris Wild
Donald Brown



What inspired you to choose your career path?
From a young age, I have always enjoyed creating things and being outside.  I have a few engineers and designers in my family that helped facilitate creativity and inspired me to be an engineer.  For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be an engineer.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy the design process, solving the puzzles of site design, and managing multifaceted scopes.  I think the most satisfying part of being an engineer is watching a project from conceptual design through the completion of construction.

What are you most passionate about?
I am passionate about my family and the outdoors, especially when I can get both at the same time.  I enjoy fishing, hunting, hiking and boating the most but I consider woodworking and music strong hobbies too. My Dad and I make cutting boards, trays, iPad holders and furniture out of various woods like walnut, oak, juniper and reclaimed heart pine from south Georgia.  This Christmas I made bookmarks out of walnut and oak.  Currently I am making a queen bed out of cherry and my dad is finishing up a desk for his office.
I can’t sing very well at all, but I have been playing the guitar for 10 years. I am self-taught and by no means an expert on the guitar but I enjoy playing and learning new songs I like.

What is your greatest challenge?
I set a goal after graduating from the University of Georgia to become a Professional Engineer.  I think my greatest challenge was, in the face of a recession and other job opportunities, staying true to my goal by gaining requisite engineering experience needed to take the PE exam. .

Name an important “lessons learned” moment you have experienced.
Lesson Learned: Effective Communication.  While working onsite for a civil contractor in Louisiana, I was responsible for procuring certain materials for our civil construction team.  Our construction manager and material vendor used different nomenclature for the same geotech fabric product.  Though I was aware of the inconsistent nomenclature, I sent a quick email ordering $75,000 of a material that we did not need for another month or two.  After the shipment arrived, I realized my mistake and learned an important lesson in communication - always re-read important emails/correspondence before sending.







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