Corgan employees highlighted in Our People Profiles are chosen based on special qualities that merit recognition; producing outstanding work, inspiring others and enhancing the community. They embody the Corgan core values of excellence, balance, integrity and passion.
Where are you from originally? Where did you attend college? In which office are you located?
I was born in Mount Pleasant, Texas, but moved around quite a bit throughout North Texas living in Grapevine, Graham, Burleson and Mansfield. I went to school at Texas Tech (Wreck ‘em). As for work, lots of work is completed in American Airlines jets and, occasionally, in the Dallas office.
What is your favorite memory at Corgan?
Some of my best memories at Corgan have been from international travel. I did not travel internationally in my childhood nor study abroad in college. I have appreciated the opportunity to learn more about the world through work. In particular, travel to China has taught me several things:
1. Don’t ask what the sweet substance is on top of the soup. (tree fungus... yum)
2. Don’t worry when on your first trip, your boss (and travel guide) are taken away by customs because he doesn’t look like the person in the passport photo.
3. Pancakes and beer is acceptable table fare when you are jet-lagged 12 hours.
4. Don’t plop down on a bed expecting a feathery soft mattress. I’ve seen softer tables.
What are your current responsibilities?
Lately, I have been splitting time between project management and pursuing new work. We have been fortunate this year to have several mission critical clients that have project sites throughout the nation and internationally.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was about four years old, I remember sitting down with my dad to plan out how we were going to build a treehouse in our backyard. We sat at the kitchen table and talked about what we wanted it to look like, how big it would be, and how it would get used. He then drew scaled plans and sections on ¼” graph paper and made a material list. I was mesmerized by how he could draw and plan on paper, buy materials, and then build exactly what he drew. It was at this point that I knew I wanted to be in the building and construction industry.