Senior Designer – Prescott
What have been some highlights of working at Civiltec over the last decade?
A main highlight would be seeing the transformation of this company as our three offices have become unified as one. I’ve met staff members in the other two offices, and can communicate with anyone in the company at any time using tools like video chat. It’s awesome.
Are there any particular projects that stand out to you as pivotal in your Civiltec career?
Mostly the road projects. I enjoy designing roads. I enjoy site design as well. Lately, I’ve been preparing site renderings with fly-bys for the in-house project team that are being used for showing to clients. I’ve been presenting site and road designs in 3D in video meetings by way of sharing screens. I hopefully will really get into rendering sites with more advanced software.
How has the company grown or changed since you first started?
In addition to what I mentioned about the three offices becoming unified, I’ve noticed that Civiltec has made a big push towards offering great staff training. Also, we’ve implemented one-on-one video meetings with management to help individuals succeed and progress in the company.
What was working from home like for you while the stay-at-home orders were in place due to COVID-19?
Well, I am typing this from home due to my severe collarbone break from a mountain bike accident. For me it’s been very efficient working from home. I’ve reached the point where I can be almost as efficient as when I’m in the office. The right equipment helps. Yesterday included two Zoom meetings, and I presented design in both.
Have you caught any notable fish or biked any notable mountains recently (before your injury)?
I have not fished for quite some time. I gave it up so I could have less things to spend money on. I have been mountain biking and playing music, and doing some photography in recent years.
How is the guitar career coming?
Well, the Eagles tribute band that I was part of came to an end. It’s hard keeping folks for any long period of time. Hopefully, soon I can get some recording going on my own. As soon as I can strap a guitar on, I’ll start playing again.