Position: Staff Engineer
Location: Brookings, SD
Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now? I chose to go into civil engineering, because I find it fulfilling to see the work that you do go into something that helps people everyday, and civil engineering gave me a chance to see a project from start to finish and then be able to see how that impacts peoples lives. What do you usually go when you have time off? During my free time I like to spend my time outside doing things like fishing, hunting, and golf. What do you take for granted? One thing that I have taken for granted is the place where I grew up. Since moving from the Black Hills to Brookings I have realized that not all opportunities I have in the Hills I have here east river and this has given me a greater appreciation for my time back in the Hills. What have you created that you are most proud of? One thing that I helped with that makes me proud is my efforts in the restoration of the lookout tower atop of Black Elk Peak. I helped with the replacement of some of the wood fixtures, and the installation of windows at the top of the tower. I needed to hang off the side of tower in climbing gear to install the windows. If you were given one thousand acres of land that you didn’t need to pay taxes on but couldn’t sell, what would you do with it? I would hope that this land would be far away from people, so I could use the land to build a cabin on it and spend my time there hunting, fishing and enjoying the land.