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#Duckumentary - Matt Groom

Today we speak with Matt Groom, CAD Fabrication Designer!

What’s your favorite thing about working with your team/department?

My favorite thing about working with my department is the mental challenge.

Team-wise, it is small at four people. I enjoy that and we all get along really well. We are cohesive and it makes working efficiently easy.

Outside of work, do you have any favorite activities or hobbies?

My biggest hobby is music. I play guitar and bass proficiently. Drums and piano fairly well and am currently taking vocal lessons. Secondarily, Archery and working with my hands. I always enjoy involving my two kids as well.

What’s one thing you never leave home without?

My tattoos lol. Wallet, keys and phone. I guess that’s pretty basic.

What do you do here at EDA?

I am a CAD Fabrication Detailer; I take shop drawings and create a layout of the building to design and detail parts off of.

Cats or dogs? Why?

Both, I really love all living things. My favorite is the Kiwi Bird, but they’re nocturnal and don’t make great pets.

What is your favorite part of your job?

My favorite part of my job is the mental challenge. Every job is unique and offers its own challenges and learning opportunities.

If you were planning your favorite meal, what’s on the menu?

Burro de Casa from Margaritas, a nice T-bone with sweet potato side, brussels sprouts with a little salt and pepper, well cooked broccoli, chili with rice and cheese, pizza of course and calzone. Buffet style, get in here yall!

How do you stay updated on industry trends and advancements, and are there any recent developments that have caught your attention?

I try to read articles from LinkedIn and other sources. I also try to learn everything within the scope of our whole process from bid to installation. The more I understand other’s jobs, the better I can do mine.

What's your proudest accomplishment, either in your or personal life?

My old blues band played the International Blues Challenge in Memphis on Beale Street. We had to win a local contest to earn an all expenses paid trip to Memphis to represent Steel City Blues Society. Also, being the best father and partner I can be.