When and how did you know that you wanted to be an engineer?
When I learned how closely the word “engineering” was linked to “ingenuity”. Starting at an early age with LEGO building and designing games, I always had a passion for creating, building, modifying, and improving. Geology furthered my interest in building in the complexities of the natural environment. A career that involved all of these skills and applying them to solve problems was an exciting choice.
What do you consider most satisfying about your job?
Developing a true connection to a client and their needs. This undoubtedly requires a balance of listening, understanding, and delivering our specific expertise when and where needed.
What is your most memorable project?
A large snowmaking reservoir in Stowe. I was heavily involved in both the design and construction of an earthen embankment dam that impounds 110 million gallons of water. Beautiful scenery, good people, and successful project completion. It was an idyllic work experience in Vermont.
How do you define success?
Alignment of professional and personal life goals. Success in both is more than the sum of each one.
What matters most to you?
My family, my health, and my relationships with professional colleagues and those close to me.
What can you say about lessons learned?
Never assume. Truly understanding an individual, client, or situation first is key to resolving any problem.
What is your favorite hobby/hobbies?
Camping, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors with my family. Pursuing creative ideas continues to be a passion of mine outside of work. My Canadian roots also fuel my love for hockey, which I now happily share with my wife and two young boys.
What value do you feel you bring to the organization?
My unique background and education in geological engineering, and my loyalty and dedication to the successful growth and leadership of the firm.
B. A. Sc., 1999
Geological and Mineral Engineering (Geotechnical Concentration)
University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Professional Geologist (State of New Hampshire License #789)
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED AP)
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