Sheet Metal Detailer, Revit Trainer, Software/IT Developer
I am a Licensed Journeyman Sheet Metal Worker. I graduated Top of Class from the Sheet Metal Workers Apprenticeship in July 2018 and have been recognized as the SMACNA Apprentice of the Year twice in 2014 and 2018. I am a TABB (Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing Bureau) and FLS (Fire Life Safety) certified technician. I currently teach a Revit class at the Sheet Metal Workers Apprenticeship.
Before becoming a detailer, I worked in the field and shop installing ductwork. My experience includes commercial, industrial, and cleanroom projects. I have design experience from the University of Arizona College of Architecture.
The construction industry is undergoing a large technological disruption which has created a rift between the older and newer generations of workers. Much of the traditional trade knowledge that has served as the backbone of our industry is being lost as many jobs are being replaced by technology and willing or not, people retire. As someone who’s caught between the two worlds, I enjoy being a conduit helping to integrate the older generation of workers into technology, allowing them to be an active part of our changing industry and giving them time to pass on their wisdom to the next generation.
Every day, I get to solve new, unique, and interesting problems.
I believe the work I do sets up all the people I work with to do their best. I enjoy feeling helpful.
After hours, you can find me either at home playing piano, gardening, and cooking or out, mountain biking and rock climbing. I frequent the theatre, symphony, and museums on the weekends.
My favorite novella is Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, the movie is Fellini’s 8 ½, and my favorite band is Siouxsie and the Banshees. I enjoy podcasts on economics.
“Let him think I am more man than I am and I will be so.” – Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea