I have always been in jobs that had me outdoors at one point or another. From working as a skiff driver on a salmon processing ship, a deck hand on a crab boat in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, ski lift maintenance at Snow Basin ski resort in Utah, so I could ski 90 days a season, working on an oil rig in Wyoming, concrete finisher and carpentry construction. I have had many jobs, some good, some bad, some very challenging and some very tough. I have always believed, challenges don’t build character, they reveal character. Which only prepares you for the next step in life.
My next step was going back to college, where I studied Petroleum Engineering, wanting to be a Mud Engineer for drill rig company. While in college, the petroleum market took a dive, jobs were scarce, so I changed my major to Construction Technology. I have been blessed, in the fact that I have used my degree in every job position throughout my career since graduation. I have been fortunate to have traveled to build retail buildings, industrial sites, site development, ground up medical offices and restaurants throughout the country.
I am still an avid outdoorsman and if I was not working in the construction industry full time, my dream would have been to become a professional deep sea fishing guide, big game hunting guide or professional trap and skeet shooter, all things I love to do. I love traveling back and forth from the gulf coast to the mountains of Montana and northern Idaho for seasonal guide trips. I still enjoy the outdoors with my wife and children, such as fishing in Canada, trips to the gulf coast and all my kids’ sports activities. You can find me on the weekends outside either fishing, golfing, camping or at the trap and skeet range just having fun.
“Failure to prepare, is preparing to fail. ”