My career began with my father and a passion project. Both my father and grandfather were carpenters, so I’ve been immersed in the trades since I was born. When I was a kid, a few friends and I built a cabin in the mountains, which confirmed my passion and compelled me to pursue civil engineering in college.
I started out in construction as a Project Engineer. Since then, I’ve worked my way up to Vice President of Truebeck.
I’m a Stanford graduate, though my education didn’t prepare me for construction at all. Rather, it taught me how to think critically and solve problems.
My father taught me about the importance of safety. When I was five years old, he had an accident that left him permanently disabled. One of the main reasons I joined Truebeck was for their focus on safety.
Compromise is the key to success. Learning how to reach common ground with our trade partners is the most challenging and important part of any project. The more you can empathize with them, the easier you will find resolution.
“My family is what I treasure most in the world. It’s important to have a network of people you support and who support you. Material possessions are nothing without a support system to create depth and richness in your life.”
My career challenges me every day. I’m willing to take on the difficult challenges in our world and use the skills and relationships I’ve learned over 38 years in the business to further the company.
Loyalty, and being part of the Truebeck leadership team is a 24 hour job. I’m always thinking about what I’m doing and how it affects our team.
I was hired to create an infrastructure and lasting legacy for Truebeck. I think we’re well on our way to achieving this goal.
On the weekends, I spend time making wine in my garage. I’m also big on the ocean—I enjoy sailing, windsurfing, and competitive swimming.