Q: What is your title?
Senior Project Engineer
Q: What do you do here?
I do engineering design work for many different types of projects. I work with the Engineer of Record to help implement SidePlate into their building models and to design a safe and efficient LFRS. I continue to work with the EOR throughout the design and construction phases of the project to ensure that the SidePlate connections are incorporated smoothly.
Q: How long have you worked at SidePlate?
Seven and a half years
Q: What do you like most about your job?
I like that I can work on multiple projects that are sometimes completely different and are located all over the country. Working with different engineers from various companies and helping them with their designs is something that I enjoy as well. There is always something new and challenging to work on.
Q: What kind of projects do you enjoy working on?
I enjoy working on projects that have unique architecture and have a little bit of a challenge to them as far as the SidePlate and LFRS implementation is concerned. Of course, a rectangular building with two-bay moment frames on each side is fine occasionally too.
Q: Do you have a favorite memorable experience with a client?
Our friends at HKS sent my son a gift when he was born and put a picture of him on their “win wall.” This meant a lot to me and I enjoy building these types of relationships with some of our clients.
Q: You and your family recently moved up to the central coast of California. What is your favorite activity it do in your new home?
We enjoy hiking and going to farmers market. There are so many activities and events that take place here and we do our best to enjoy as many of those as we can.
Q: What do you like to do outside of work?
I like to work out; it’s tough making time with a toddler, so we decided to build a home gym. That has been working well so far. My wife and I also enjoy wine tasting; there are so many great, local vineyards. I also officiate high school football games, which is why I can tolerate my managers yelling at me all the time (joking). I have a 1964 Corvair that I work on from time to time; it’s running well enough these days, so I just try to enjoy driving it for the time being.
You are a huge Cowboys fan, how do you feel about their season so far?
It’s been an up and down season for sure. This last win against the Eagles was a really big one so hopefully we can build on that! The Cowboys have a lot of young players and I hope they can put together a good run soon.
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