Civil Engineering has become the pathway for my curious and ambitious mind to make today safer and better than yesterday for countless people. I am blessed to “roll up my sleeves” with the Qk4 family delivering some of the most challenging, constrained, and rewarding projects.
As Qk4’s Western Region Office Manager and Structural Project Manager, I have participated in all the realms of work I enjoy most. Through projects like KYTC’s Statewide Scour Assessment and KYTC’s Statewide NBIS Safety Inspections contracts, I have been able to put my experience as a bridge inspector and innovator to work helping ensure the bridges of the Commonwealth are safe for the travelling public, while also employing processes and techniques to save valuable resources for our clients.
As part of our leadership team, my talents in process implementation, resources management, business development, and talent recruitment have been utilized and necessary. As Qk4 moves forward as a partner of the “Bridging Kentucky” consultant team, which will deliver over 1,000 bridges through construction in 6-years, we are charged with being leaner, more efficient, innovative, malleable, and unwavering in our ability to achieve client satisfaction and overall project success. Challenge accepted!
At an early age, my mind focused on creating and constructing in every sense of these words. As years passed, primarily through sports, I grew to love team dynamics and the importance of accomplishing a common goal together, and not alone. Most importantly, I yearned to have a positive impact on the people around me. Through a broad range of experiences involving living in third world countries, managing construction, process and asset management, structural engineering, and marrying my soul mate, my mind remains as curious and ambitious as ever to put these qualities into action at Qk4.
As cliché as is sounds, I love what I do, and I love the people I get to do it with. Beyond our work, great joy comes from working with people you genuinely care about and that you know genuinely care about you. Over my years with Qk4, some of my favorite days have included learning about my colleague’s families, discussing shared life challenges with many of them, and adding long term friends to our team. Surrounded by people I trust whole-heartedly and those that I have grown to trust as my own, we continuously challenge and push each other to be the best versions of ourselves. Our clients and the public expect and deserve this from professionals, and at Qk4 we are able to put the client and public first, in all that we do, because of the trust we have in each other to achieve the task at hand.
As I prepare to put my head on my pillow tonight, and as I wake up tomorrow, I know my day as a Civil Engineer will be as unique as the previous one. I know the projects we work on will all be different and pose their own unique challenges. I know once planned out, designed, constructed, and put into service each of these projects will have a profound impact on someone and their day will be better and safer because of them. I also know I am truly blessed to be a part of a wonderful team, and for that I am grateful.