What role do you play in your organization?
I’m a Junior Estimator with Meadow Valley Electric, Inc. in Ephrata. I started in this position almost two years ago after working in electrical distribution. I set up bid folders for the estimators and work on getting the power and lighting counts together in preparation for sending them out for pricing from our vendors. Once the counts are completed, I put the totals together in RFPs to our vendors. I contribute to the bid process by assisting the main estimator in measuring and determining the lengths of conduit and wire. My work is completed under the guidance and training of an experienced estimator.
Why do you wake up and go to work every day?
I look forward to the opportunity to increase my knowledge and to interact with my co-workers. As I gain a deeper understanding of the electrical codes, I’m able to apply it to other jobs. My co-workers are supportive, encouraging, and easy to work with.
Where is your favorite place in the world?
My favorite place is Alaska. I’ve been lucky enough to experience the sheer expanse of Denali National Park while riding in a bus on a narrow two-lane road along a 700-foot drop with no guard rails. It was unforgettable. Another highlight was seeing the size of the glaciers in person. I hope that I get the chance to go back sometime in the future. This was my most memorable travel experience, but I enjoy any place where I can get away and relax outdoors.
What are your hobbies?
My Dad and I are currently working on restoring my ‘71 Plymouth Roadrunner. We’ve worked on the engine, completed basic mechanical repairs, replaced interior trim, and repaired electrical wiring. Some interior work, body work, and a paint job remain to be done. I appreciate most classic cars but have a preference for Chrysler Mopars, especially the early 70s body styles.
Posted August 17, 2021