Vice President and General Manager
Type: Career Profile
Science, Math, Technology & Engineering, Physics
I take the most pride in the success of the team and working with them to solve the hardest challenges. It is also exciting to have a view of how our cities work and operate.
I started with a focus on sports and a passion to figure out how things work. The passion to figure out how things work led me to engineering. But, I didn’t enjoy highly technical work because I missed the deep team engagement. I took chances to take on new opportunities outside my comfort zone.
Be open minded and agile. Take on new challenges especially if outside your comfort zone - it will result in personal growth and even more opportunities.
I still like to be outside. Fishing, hunting, and biking. I volunteer in the community and the Rick Hansen Institute. It is where I get my stress relief and enjoyment.
I spend the bulk of my time working with a team to understand their challenges and barriers and working to solve them. I spend a lot of time listening. I analyze various data to understand how the business is doing and make adjustments when needed. I don’t live a day without working on and solving a problem. It’s not always a technical problem but it takes the same process as solving a technical problem. I like to get data and understand it but not get bogged down in the data - I like to be decisive and make decisions. I have many personal interactions and try not to use email.
When I was
- Physical Education / Health
- Other: Hockey
- Brought People Together
- Always wanted to be outside
- Liked helping people
- Played on a sports team
- Enjoyed working with my hands
- Liked reading
- Wasn't sure what I wanted to do
- Engaged in activities such as fishing
- Learned Best by Doing