Current Project Assignments:
Compressed Natural Gas Facility in Fort Worth, TX; Ryder Grapevine, TX; CERF Millington High BTU Plant, TN, among others.
What’s your favorite part about working at ET?
It’s exciting to be part of a rapidly growing industry – Compressed natural gas for transportation.
What has been your favorite job or project in your career?
Getty Center in Brentwood , CA.
What has been the most challenging project in your career?
Same project – Getty Center in Brentwood , CA.
What’s your home town and where do you live now?
My hometown is Kirkwood, MO, I now live in Cumming, GA, not far from the ET Headquarters in Atlanta.
What are your favorite hobbies or pastimes?
My wife and I have collected antiques over the years and, once upon a time, an antique house. It is true they are bottomless pits, but it was fun searching for antique fixtures. The house originally had gas lighting with valves on baseboards to plug in your lamp or heater, similar to the old Bunsen burners in science class. It was the only house I have lived in with balloon framing from rough sawed redwood lumber pieces up to 30 feet long. We found a sink from an old Catholic monastery that was used in one of the Back to the Future movies. Oddly, they used wax string for the gaskets in the faucets.
Does your dream vacation require snow gear, sunscreen, or something else?
Vacations I have most enjoyed most were traveling in Greece and Italy. We tend to catch a few historical sites or other points, but mostly visit with the locals to get flavor for the area. On the ferry to Santorini my wife met a woman who lived there. One evening we were invited to dine with them. Our ride was in the back of a small enclosed van with some work tools. Their home was more modern on the inside, while the outside was quite rustic. We ate in the garden / yard surrounded by a lifetime of items collected and bordered by the goat and chicken pen. Food was interesting and quite good. They were wonderful people.