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Diana Lumos

Diana Lumos

Kynsi Construction, and Clatskanie School District.

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Diana's work combines: Business, Engineering, and Learning / Being Challenged

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Day In The Life

Jack of all trades.

As many things as I can.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Construction Laborers:

High School

Certification: System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager

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Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    I had to start working when I was young due to family circumstances.

  • 2.

    I had a strong work ethic instilled from my parents and have always done my best.

  • 3.

    I am greedy and always want more money and more experience.

  • 4.

    I am a people person and both my work reputation and my networking skills have brought opportunities.

  • 5.

    I have been willing to do and/or try anything that pays and gives me new experiences.

  • 6.

    I thought I wanted to be an accountant and sort of focused some education on that.

  • 7.

    I started driving school buses which boosted my confidence and gave me my commercial drivers license.

  • 8.

    My brother got me a job driving trucks which has led to many, many more adventures and experiences.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Family:

    You should get married and have children. You will never make it to college so the best you can hope for is being a housewife and maybe work a low paying blue collar job. I would be lucky to get to waitress, clean, or maybe do retail or basic clerical. I have done all of those by the way on my way to where I am now.

  • How I responded:

    Never close doors, and grab any new experience you can. Even when you are scared to death and can hardly function, go for it. You will surprise yourself with what you can do, and next thing you know those scary things will be old hat. Do not let the world box you into a particular spot. I never dreamed I would be doing the things I do working in a man's world and making as much money as I do. I make more than most women I know in any field and I make more than a lot of men, and I have a blast.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I grew up very poor and had parents who lacked confidence to try to climb the ladder. I had confidence and kept wanting more. I never settled.

  • I am a woman and was taught there were only certain jobs women could do. I never accepted that and always wanted to do what the guys were doing. I don't expect special treatment and my co workers probably don't even think of me as a woman. Work hard!