Why CDM Smith? What impresses me about working for CDM Smith is its wide range of expertise across all disciplines. The employee experience pool is deep here, which allows us to put amazingly talented teams together to tackle very wide ranges of challenging projects and bring them to successful completions.
What inspires you? I am inspired by working on complex and challenging projects. I like to reflect on the hurdles that were overcome and then see how far we as a team came by implementing solutions that work.
Which one of CDM Smith’s core values (excellence, initiative, shared commitment, integrity, and teamwork) do you identify with most and why? This is a difficult one to answer, because it’s hard to have one without the other on a successful team. I do think though, that integrity is a key ingredient in making all these core values work together. I think with integrity comes excellence, initiative, shared commitment, and teamwork.
What does “listen. think. deliver” mean to you? When I think of this approach, I think of the old saying, “understand before trying to be understood.” Clients have needs, and without truly understanding those needs, our chance of completing a project to a clients satisfaction is diminished. We first must listen and understand, then use our vast team of resources to analyze and plan an approach that surpasses client expectations. Then bring it all together and deliver.
What are your 3 non-work passions?
Spending time with and seeing to my family’s happiness is my first and foremost passion. I also enjoy cooking, I’d say its probably my number 1 hobby, and I periodically conduct cooking classes. I also enjoy outdoor activities such as skiing and hiking.
What’s your personal motto?
Life is short, don’t waste your opportunities.