How long have you been in the industry? How long have you been at DEI? I have been working in construction/engineering for around 5 years. I started working at a general contracting firm shortly after I graduated in 2014 and moved into the engineering field in 2015. I have been with DEI since July of 2017.
Where did you go to school/receive your training? I received my bachelor’s degree from Washington State University… Go Cougs! I studied under some fantastic professors, whom I communicate with today. They taught me how to apply theoretical knowledge to the real world. The training never truly ends!
What projects are you currently working on? I am currently working on providing construction support for numerous projects consisting of a 4-story hotel in California, a 15,000 square foot residence in Gig Harbor, and a multi-family complex in Seattle.
What is your favorite thing about being a structural engineer? The engineering field is a place where you don’t need to look far for a challenge. Every project is an opportunity to learn something new.
What would you be doing if you were not a structural engineer? If I were not an engineer, I would be working in sportscasting, commentating or writing about sports in some manner. I think I see myself as a beat-writer for an MLB organization or a sports journalist for a major network.
What is your favorite way to spend the weekend? Backpacking to an alpine lake and spending the night with a few friends.
What is your favorite structure in the world and why? The first time I walked into Safeco Field, I couldn’t stop looking up. There are so many beams, columns, frames, steel and concrete that I couldn’t comprehend how awesome it truly was. And it’s all for a baseball field! FYI the roof to Safeco is 22 million pounds, and it moves!
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? I would choose the ability to teleport. My wife and I could vacation on the weekends!