Growing up I was heavily exposed to the construction industry as my father ran the third generation of Plasse Masonry. Masonry was hard labor, but it got me exposed to many skills that I would be able to use throughout my life. While I was working in construction I learned a lot about the flow of construction projects, bidding, project management, deadlines, etc. Masonry was tough work however and can be exacerbated by working with your family directly. I knew that I would not be carrying the torch for the fourth generation of Plasse Masonry (much to my dad’s chagrin). This experience however formed the building blocks that would help me decide where my career would ultimately land.
I was always interested in building things, puzzle solving, and math. Nothing gave me quite the satisfaction of solving a tough problem or puzzle. After looking into a few different options for college, I ultimately landed on Mechanical Engineering at Wentworth Institute of Technology. This ended up being a perfect fit for me. I really liked the problem solving involved in design. I have been in the design industry ever since, and still just as passionate as when I started. Since coming to Hallam-ICS I have been exposed to different projects that have allowed me to advance my knowledge even further. I look forward to learning even more and coming up with unique designs that stay current with the rapidly evolving industries.