What did you do before your time at EDA?
Before EDA, I worked for an interior construction company.
What brought you to the construction industry?
My Aunt owned and operated a hardscape company. She was also very knowledgeable with carpentry. I started working with her when I was about 10 years old.
Can you briefly explain what you do at EDA?
At EDA I’m a carpenter foreman for exterior paneling. I oversee projects, set employees up for success, and order any necessary materials/tools to execute the job in a timely fashion.
What are some things that most people don't know about you?
A few things people don’t know about me is that I am a clean/organized freak, I enjoy going to the gym, and my favorite things to eat are pizza and ice cream.
If you weren’t in the construction industry, where would you be today?
If I had never joined the carpenters union, I would have started my own landscaping company.
If you could work in any other trade or department here at EDA, where would you be?
If I could work in any other department at EDA, I would work in CAD.
What is the biggest challenge you've faced in work? How did you overcome it?
My biggest challenge in work was realizing that not everyone works the same way I do. I overcame it by understanding everyone’s strengths and opportunities.
What has been the best part about your experience working with EDA?
The best part about working for EDA is the continuous learnings and opportunities that I’ve been given.
What is your favorite EDA value, and why?
My favorite EDA value is Strive to Improve. There is always room for improvement no matter how good you are.