I enjoy spending time with my beautiful family, tinkering in the garage, home projects, snowboarding and dirt biking
I fell in love with welding and working with my hands in high school. This is when I knew I wanted to become a certified welder. I went through high school, college and trade school to do this. I apprenticed with a variety of different shops that worked with welding and abrasives. My career has taken some unusual twists and turns. I love every one of them because it's brought me to where I am today. I started off as a welder in the industry. Now I work on the business and sales side of things, overseeing some of our largest key accounts. I love what I do and that every day is different. Every day I get to use my hands and I still get to wear my welding helmet! Check my LinkedIn profile for more details of my career path.
Get into the trades! Every day, I hear of customers looking for skilled tradespeople. Don't be afraid to work with your hands. Do something that you love that doesn't feel like work. Keep your head on your shoulders and remember that you can do anything you want.
I love being very hands-on and being able to take part in generational projects. I love working with my hands and being a key part in ever-changing work environments.
At work, I analyze Material Safety Data (MSD) sheets. To do my job, I have to understand the structural integrity of different construction materials and metals. I work with customers to design and create custom projects using different materials. I use specialized equipment daily. For example, I use robotics in production and when we build things with metals. I also work with welding systems, cranes and a variety of construction equipment. Without a background in STEM, I wouldn't even be able to do my job. I wouldn't be where I am today.
- Physical Education/Health
- Business & Economics
- Brought people together
- Enjoyed doing things on my own
- Always wanted to be outside
- Liked helping people
- Played on a sports team
- Enjoyed working with my hands
- Was motivated by success
- Liked being given free range to explore my ideas
- Liked to take things apart to see how they worked
- Liked to design or build things
- Engaged in activities such as fishing
- Learned best “by doing”