I am an Oregon native, graduating from high school here in Eugene and have my BS degree from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles. I have lived in southern California, Denver, New York City and 10 years in Israel, where my twin boys Gilad and Boaz were born. My husband and best friend, Kerry Paul May, is a published writer of poetry, screenplays, novels and short stories.
I have worked for Essex since 1999. During my years at Essex, I have done just about every job other than constructing the buildings, including payroll, subcontract administration, graphics, creating forms, accounts receivable, accounts payable, job start up, project close outs, subcontractor liaison, archivist, receptionist, keeper of the website, and creator of brochures and proposals. For almost 15 years, I have prepared the award-winning monthly newsletter of the Willamette Valley Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute, The Documentor.
This is by far the best company Iíve ever worked for. My co-workers are family, I love what I do and Iím appreciated. I really wish that everyone could work with such people. Itís pretty special and rare.
During my lunch breaks and when Iím off work you are likely to find me working on a crossword puzzle or with a book in hand. I enjoy science fiction, fantasy, historical novels, mysteries and detective stories. Iíve maintained a lifelong fascination with archeology, ruins and ancient times. What brings me true joy is my time with my husband, kids and grandkids.
I think the funniest thing thatís happened during my time here was a case of me causing the mirthóI took a bid down to Drain years ago when cell phone coverage wasnít nearly so good and I was so afraid Iíd get out of range, that every ten minutes I would radio in and ask, ĎCan you hear me now?í I didnít know it, but everyone in the office had a pretty good laugh at my expense and it still comes up from time to time. Good times!