Years in the industry?
What’s your favorite project you’ve worked on?
It would be impossible for me to narrow down my project experience to just one favorite. The projects that I most enjoy challenge my knowledge base in some way – teaching me about a system or a process that I have not worked with in the past. Each new thing learned manages to improve the experience on the next project. I believe the most successful projects are the ones that build lasting relationships. We are a people business, and developing strong, cohesive teams on each project gets me to the trailer each and every day. From the owner to the subcontractors, to our coworkers, high-functioning teams bring so much value to the process. And with any luck, a little fun along the way.
How did you get started in the construction industry?
I am a registered architect and practiced for 15 years before moving to construction management. Creating spaces that make the human experience more functional, efficient and enjoyable is the root of this business. Regardless of which hat you are wearing, a rewarding endeavor.
How are you celebrating Women in Construction Week?
Often, I do not believe we take the time to celebrate our successes. In this reactionary business, we move from one problem-solving opportunity right onto the next. Taking a few extra minutes out, during a week intended to recognize a whole array of accomplishments, seems like a great to celebrate.