As a Young Professional, how has your involvement with ABC Keystone helped you?
I have only been a member of ABC for a few short months but growing up in the industry and in Lancaster County, I’ve known about the Chapter since I was young. I’ve already met and connected with several professionals, made some new friends, as well as contributed to making Central PA a better place. Being a part of ABC Keystone has been valuable to me.
What role do you play in your organization?
As a project Engineer at Wohlsen, I support both the field and office operations sides of the team. Onsite during construction, I assist the superintendent in maintaining schedules, upholding an admirable level of quality, coordinating subcontractors, and ensuring safety is never compromised. In the office, I assist with submittals, RFI’s, change orders, collecting and organizing closeout documents and ultimately contribute to creating loyal clients of Wohlsen.
Why do you wake up and go to work every day?
There are a few reasons why I get up and go to work every day. The first being that I have a great group of colleagues at Wohlsen as well as across the industry here in the Central PA region. The construction industry here is tight-knit, networks overlap endlessly, and I love that aspect of our trade. In the future, I look forward to seeing projects I’ve worked on and being able to tell my wife and kids, “Hey, I helped build that.” That is really fulfilling to me.
What words of advice do you have for your fellow YPs?
Don’t be afraid to reach out and meet people. Networking in this industry is invaluable, and ABC is a great place to start.
Tell us about your favorite place to visit.
Either the PA Grand Canyon or any beach would qualify as both have a special place in my heart. I have biked, hiked, and kayaked the PA Grand Canyon area region multiple times. I love the scenery and peace the gorge has to offer. When it comes to the beach, you can find me either fishing for flounder and striper, walking along the ocean looking for beach glass, or drinking a chocolate milkshake with a bucket of boardwalk fries.
What was the best concert you’ve attended?
My favorite concert was Jason Aldean/Cole Swindell in State College at the Bryce Jordan Center. I went to college at Penn State and finished with a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering. In my time there, I attended a few concerts, and I will say that Jason Aldean had the best stage presence and really had the place rockin.’
Posted June 2, 2021