You’ve been at TETER since 1994? Why have you stayed so long?
I enjoy TETER’s open book policy, knowing where we stand as a firm, and growing with the company. The family atmosphere and great people I work with has kept me going for all these years.
What is your client service philosophy?
I believe we are here to serve the client, that is our business. As far as the project design, we listen to their needs while adhering to their budget. I try to utilize my technical expertise and experience to make it productive and enjoyable for all parties. My goal is to provide clear, coordinated construction documents that any contractor can appreciate while building.
What is the most rewarding aspect of working out of TETER’s Visalia Office?
Without a doubt – the people. They come to the office with happy smiles on their faces and joking around. However when it is time to work, we all work hard to get the job done.
What is your best “lessons learned” project story?
The very first time I made a site visit to a food service industrial factory, I wore dress shoes. While walking in those types of plants, one must walk through 1-2 inch high “foot baths” that are filled with disinfectant chemicals to avoid bringing in outside bacteria. Let’s just say my nice dress shoes didn’t look very nice afterwards. I now wear boots or safety shoes specifically made for that environment for every site visit.
What do you do for fun?
I enjoy playing sports, golfing, and playing volleyball in the city league. I love travelling to coastal areas and camping. I enjoy grilling steaks and watching football on Sundays.
What non-profit organization do you support and why?
Habitat for Humanity. I helped build a house and saw the joy in the future owners’ faces as we worked on their home. It was a rewarding experience, as well as working side-by-side with my coworkers. I look forward to the next opportunity.