What is your current position? What is your area of focus?
Currently I am a mechanical and plumbing designer. I have my EIT and am studying for my PE! I am just try to get my hands on as many projects as possible in all commercial opportunities that come my way. This year I have worked on hotels, TI's, kitchens/ restaurants, schools, natatoriums, various labs and more!
What are your career journey highlights?
1. Graduation (took me longer than most, I was 26)
2. Passing my EIT (2020)
3. Had a baby in 2022 and came back to work ready to tackle the next phase of my carrier (PE)
What motivated you to get into the plumbing engineering industry?
Mike Olson; I was really only exposed to ASHRAE before coming to work with PEA. Mike was a great mentor and helped me expand into plumbing.
What is the most exciting or rewarding aspect of your work?
The most exciting aspect is learning new things everyday. Just when you think you've got your head around something, there's new technology or information you just didn't have before. I love that the field is dynamic, and there's so many ways to skin a cat (or plumb up a building).
What value have you gained from participation in ASPE Connect?
I read ASPE Connect many mornings before I even start my day, it really helps get your mind going, and everyone has so many questions it's easy to get lost reading it all!
What has been your most interesting plumbing design challenge?
When I first interned at a different engineering office, they had a really neat project trying to balance the pH of "juice" leaving a site. First they had a huge containment chamber, then it would fill to a certain level, and then was tested, and an acid or a base would be added until the pH was acceptable, and then released down to city sewer. Very cool project!
What is your favorite hobby or pastime outside of work?
My first love is my son, 8/8/22 <3
My second love is outside (not at 115). I love hiking, dirt biking, anything outdoors, and I play volleyball once a week!