My road in life took a while to figure out.
It took me a long time to graduate college because I worked full time to support myself.
I graduated during the recession and only received a professional offer because I had worked for the company as a technician.
I moved multiple times to be able to obtain promotions.
During the twists and turns, I tried to focus on working for good people and good companies, although I didn't always guess correctly.
At a point I turned down an opportunity for management so I could grow technically. It allowed me to work under a manager whose advice I still use.
Later, two years ago, I lost my job. It was both the worst time in my career but also the best because I was able review my goals and join a company with which I believe I can finish my career.
Due to the loss of my job, I initially didn't go back into management. S&ME gave me a position that fit my immediate goals and constant support.
Thanks to the culture at S&ME though, I realized I was still right for leadership and went back to it a year go, being promoted to my current position.


High School
Civil Engineering (Structural Concentration)
The University of Alabama in Huntsville


Operations Manager - Construction Services

I lead a team of engineers and technicians that help construction projects get built in accordance with plans and specs.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Problem Solving

Day to Day

My day varies a lot, which can be both exciting and stressful at times, but it's one of the best parts of the job. A typical day may start out in the field doing inspections, followed by assisting other staff with problem solving, followed by preparing proposals, training staff, meeting with clients, reviewing reports, and interviewing job candidates.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Civil Engineering (Structural Concentration)


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"An introverted engineering mind can't learn to lead people."

Challenges I Overcame