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.
What architect/designer/project most inspires you and why?
Filippo Brunelleschi, for his ingenuity on the Dome at Florence’s Cathedral. I’ve read a few books on the Duomo and it’s a fascinating story. Then, having the opportunity to visit Florence and walk up the winding 463 steps was an awesome experience. Brunelleschi was a great architect, but more impressive was his talent as a Master Builder, which is something I strive to be.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
The best advice I’ve received is from a TED talk from retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal in which he states; “A leader isn’t good because they’re right; they’re good because they’re willing to learn and to trust. If you’re a leader, the people who you’ve counted on will help you up if you get knocked down. If you’re a leader, the people who count on you need you on your feet.”
What is your favorite food or cocktail?
Surf and Turf. I love a good center cut filet and lobster!
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up and why?
I wanted to be a movie star. I took acting classes as a child, but my shyness was too much to overcome. It wasn’t until junior high school that I started tinkering with drawing floor plans and building things.