I was born and raised in Eugene. My dad was a general contractor, and I started working for him when I was 19, as a laborer and then as a carpenter, for about five years. I enjoyed working with my hands in construction but the numbers side of it always intrigued me more. My dad let me get my feet wet working for him as a junior estimator for a couple of years. Eventually I was hired by a small general contractor as an estimator, and worked there for two years.
I wanted to find a bigger, better opportunity, and had the good fortune of finding Essex. I couldnít have landed in a better spot. I really enjoy working here, the team oriented structure and family atmosphere is something special.
When Iím not working Iím usually outdoors with friends and family and my dog Brody, or on a golf course. I live on a large piece of property that I enjoy taking care of. Oregon is a wonderful place to call home.