Q: What initially attracted you to Trihydro?
A: I had worked for both very small and very large environmental consulting firms in the past and the privately-held/family-oriented atmosphere of Trihydro appealed to me. The consistent but measured growth indicated good planning and stability.
Q: What do you do at Trihydro?
A: I am a Senior Project Manager responsible for managing small and large investigation and remediation projects. I also provide risk assessment technical support services.
Q: Describe your most interesting or exciting day and/or experience on the job.
A: The most interesting day I have had included leading a major regulatory agency meeting for one of Trihydro’s top clients and successfully negotiating work approvals from the agency. Partnering with our clients to convey and build a team approach with the agency, the client, and Trihydro fits right in with Trihydro’s overall project approach.
Q: What do you like best about working at Trihydro?
A: I like the balance of employees we have as a company. There are a lot of people with technical experience and others who are new to the industry that have good ideas and initiative, and bring fresh perspectives to our projects.
Q: What is your favorite type of project to work on and why?
A: My favorite type of project is one that requires a multi-disciplinary approach to solving a problem. Because my background has included a wide array of technical disciplines and project phases (investigation and remediation projects, as well as redevelopment projects requiring management of residual chemicals in the subsurface), I excel at putting all of the project pieces together to bring an efficient solution to a project.
Q: When did you know you wanted to manage environmental projects – how did your passion for your career start?
A: I originally started in the environmental industry working at an analytical laboratory at a liquid hazardous waste treatment facility. While I was very good at laboratory work, I realized I was very effective at leading the laboratory personnel while solving problems associated with waste acceptance and treatment at the facility. I eventually ended up in environmental consulting, where problem solving is a large portion of what our clients want and need.
Q: What is a fun fact about you?
A: I do public address announcing, mix walk-up music, and music for between innings for my son’s baseball team.