What is a problem in the Engineering & Construction Industry you'd like to fix?Creating a collaborative environment between the client, the design team, and the construction of the project. Too often these can be segmented, and the best execution occurs when you have all three working in concert together.
What are you most passionate about personally? Professionally?For both personal and professional goals, it's about creating relationships. For personal relationships, it's about getting as much value out of my interactions as possible. Professionally, it's about aligning specific values with a client to find a solution that is mutually beneficial for everyone.
What is the accomplishment of which you're most proud?Receiving my PE license. High school was four years prepping for college. College was four years of preparing for the working world. Passing the FE exam was like getting your drivers permit and working for four years under a PE was your training period, before finally getting professional certification. Passing that test and receiving the license was the gratification of years of cumulative work.
What are you happiest doing when you're not working?Being around friends and family. Anything recreationally where I can be around loved ones is my preferred place to be. I don't have many traditional "hobbies" because I spend my weekends with others playing golf, at a bar, restaurant, pool, park, etc... And when I'm not in town doing one of those things, I'm traveling somewhere to do those things with someone. I took 25 trips last year, about 2/3 personal, and that was a four year low for me.
If I weren't so good at my job, I'd probably be...A chef. As a child, my grandma used to drag me into the kitchen to help her cook. I developed a real passion for it, so much so that my family would refer to me as "Little Emeril" whenever I would cook as a kid. At one point in my life, I considered becoming a chef as a profession, but was never able to reconcile the hours (nights and weekends) for what I wanted in my personal life, so it was relegated to a hobby.
If you really know me, you'd know...I'm the same person on and off the court. I may sway more or less professional depending on the setting, but my demeanor is pretty much always unchanging.