Time in the industry: 37 years
I was born in Bryan, Texas in 1958 while my father was stationed there as a jet trainer pilot. I spent most of my life growing up in Colorado and New Mexico before moving to SoCal in the late ’70’s and ‘80’s to work as a commercial carpenter and carpenter foreman. I moved back to Colorado and finished a BS in Construction Management in 1989. I spent seven years working in the Washington DC area as a PE, PM and Schedule/Cost consultant. I later moved to NorCal in 1996 to take on the Construction lead for AECOM at NASA/Ames. I moved over to Turner as a Senior Superintendent in 2006 to stay in NorCal. I have been in Austin since November of 2014.
What does leadership mean to you?
Leadership is taking on the responsibility of the project and the team assigned. You have to work to get the best out of your team while continuing to help everyone move forward in their careers and achieving the immediate goal of the project at hand.
What was your favorite past project?
The Future Flight Central for NASA/Ames in Mountainview, California.
I have been married to my wife, Suzanne, for 28 years. My son, Phillip, is 25 years old and works as a lead engineer for “The Black Tux” in Santa Monica, California. Suzanne (Suzi) manages two duplexes that we own in Austin while maintaining an internet business, Jinglehorse Antiques and Collectibles. We have two rescued cats, Dori and Chala, one horse named Reggie and an aging rescue rabbit named Paula.
I spend my spare time in my garage restoring and customizing vintage Harleys and British sports cars. I’m presently working on a 1980 Lotus Esprit that I hope to have back on the road by next summer.
What is your personal philosophy?
Balance, both at work and away from it.
If you could do any other job, just for one day, what would it be?
Freelance sculptor of welded steel.
What special talent do you have that you don’t get to use at Sabre?
I really don’t have any special talents, but would love more time to pursue creative arts and mechanical restorations.