I was born and raised in a small town in Michigan, about 500 miles north of Detroit. My dad still lives there and I'm able to go back every few months to visit.
How long have you been in Frisco?
After graduating from Michigan State, I moved to Dallas in 2004, and to Frisco in 2008. Although I spent four years living in Dallas, I had projects in Frisco during that time and regularly made trips past the "end" of the DNT to get to the old City offices. It's amazing how much growth I've been able to experience!
Describe your job and what you love the most about it?
As a Professional Civil Engineer, I work with private developers and municipalities on various projects and infrastructure improvements throughout the DFW Metroplex. I love solving problems and seeing my designs and solutions built and completed in the field.
What makes your company special?
We are a small company able to provide personal service and individualized solutions to each of our clients. Our approach is tailored to each problem brought into our office by identifying and prioritizing goals of our clients. We pride ourselves on helping repeat clients successfully complete projects throughout the Metroplex.
How did you end up in this career?
Civil Engineering was my major - I thought I'd be on the construction side of engineering and completed a two-year internship in the office of a large general contractor in Michigan. However, once I was ready to graduate I decided to pursue the design aspect and began looking for jobs in the sunbelt. My first job out of college brought me here!
When you were an elementary-aged kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was really young, I wanted to be a construction worker and "build stuff." Then, an architect. I finally chose civil engineering towards the end of high school. Civil engineers are the "fun" engineers!
What are your favorite things about Frisco?
The people, activities, events, restaurants, schools - too many to name! It is great to be part of a growing community. A few specifics: Hope Park at Frisco Commons, the sculptures at Hall Office Park, Christmas in Frisco Square, non-chain restaurants such as 3-Stacks, Crudo, and Twisted Tortilla!
Tell us about your family.
I have two wonderful daughters - ages four and ten. They are best friends and I am so blessed to have them in my life. My girls love everything about our city and my youngest frequently proclaims, "I live in Frisco, TX, right?!"
What are your hobbies?
My kids keep me pretty busy but when not with them I enjoy golf, photography, yoga, reading by the pool, listening to a wide variety of music, trying new restaurants and going for long scenic drives.