How did you come to work at Grouse Mountain?
I was keeping an eye out for new and exciting engineering challenges with a company demonstrating success and opportunity in many different areas of service. Grouse Mountain was that company and I was lucky enough to match their search for a professional engineer to take on these expanding services.
What do you do at Grouse Mountain?
I am a professional environmental engineer that is overseeing many of the environmental compliance programs. These include the air, groundwater, mine, and waste permitting programs. I also work to support overall environmental compliance through the development of environmental management systems and audit programs.
What made you want to choose this career path?
At a young age, I recognized the environmental challenges that many industries faced. I knew that I wanted to be a part of solving some of these challenges while working with the important resource management and utilization companies. I figured an environmental engineer would be a great conduit for this desire and I am glad to have chosen this career.
What’s your favorite part about working here?
The team! The team has a wealth of experience and knowledge that helps not only to offer complete environmental services but to expand my current knowledge base and resources. The team is quick to share this expertise, but more importantly, they have been welcoming with plenty of positive energy.
What’s an experience that stands out to you from working at Grouse Mountain?
The support and freedom to pursue new challenges. From the moment I started, it was apparent the team is invested in growth, both professionally and personally. This was ever-present in the drafting of one of my first larger proposals. Everyone provided feedback and input in a way that allowed for the proposal to develop so that everyone had a stake, shared their expertise, and everyone felt a sense of ownership.
What do you love about Wyoming?
Wyoming has so much to offer. I am always impressed with the expansive landscapes. What I love most may be the efforts taken in preserving these landscapes, while also providing the resources and jobs we all have grown so accustomed to.
What is your favorite past-time?
With my baseball days behind me, kayaking and fishing are my favorite pastimes.
Tell us a few fun facts about you!
I currently serve on the Rapid City Air Quality Board.
I spent my high school summers helping with cleanup as part of the Acomita Lake dam restoration project near The Pueblo of Acoma.
I lived in a house built in the 1867, which used to be the commanding officer’s office and quarters at Fort Fauntleroy in San Rafael, New Mexico.