What role do you play in your organization?
I’m an Account Manager for Aerotek’s Construction Trades division. My role consists of partnering with general contractors and sub-contractors throughout Central PA to develop manpower strategies to help fill vacant positions for current and future projects. In addition, I consult with companies and share top trends we’re seeing in the construction industry.
Why do you wake up and go to work every day?
From a professional standpoint, I enjoy working with the team and our clients. It’s exciting to be involved with projects that are building the communities around us and knowing I play a part in it. I’ve helped change lives of individuals in the construction industry by finding them a great job with a reputable company. From a personal perspective, I get up and to go to work every day for my family – my three-year-old son, Mason, and my wife, Morgan. We’re expecting a little girl in December, so being able to provide for them and being in a career I really enjoy is worth getting up every day.
What are your hobbies?
Outside of keeping up with the tasks of being a homeowner and completing my ever-long “honey-do lists,” deep sea fishing is one of my favorite hobbies. Every year, I go deep sea fishing with family and friends in the Outer Banks, where the famous “Wicked Tuna” show is filmed. There’s something about being far out in the ocean catching 100+ lb fish that exhilarates me. The amount of adrenaline you get from waiting a few hours, enjoying the scenery, then the getting a big fish hooked is what makes me keep going back. The picture I included was taken the first time I went fishing, and we were able to catch 15 yellow-fin tuna which is what got me hooked! I’ve been going every year for the past five years and don’t see myself stopping anytime soon.
What is the last book you read?
The book, “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins, has a great story behind it which motivated and helped me change my perspective on life in general. It taught me how to be healthier and mentally push myself to the limit.
What quote inspires you?
I have a quote printed on my desk that says, “The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.” It’s one of my favorite quotes by Vince Lombardi. It’s so true! We all work on teams that have the same end goal, which is an achievement of some sort. This quote not only resonates with me professionally, but personally as well. Whether you’re trying to achieve something at your workplace, at home with your family, or even in sports, everyone plays a major part to make sure the whole team reaches their end goal.
Posted December 12, 2021