Staff Spotlight: Chris Elkins, PE

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Staff | One Comment

Chris-Elkins-CollageDid you know that our Phoenix office (like all of our offices) is growing? We’re excited to welcome Chris to our Phoenix team.

1. Why you chose to live in Phoenix.

Phoenix is a lively and exuberant city with so much to do. It’s a great place to live as a structural engineer; the city is expanding rapidly so there are plenty of opportunities for me to make a difference in my own community.

2. Meet my family.

My wife, Katie, and I met at the University of Arizona in Tucson when we were seniors there. Fast forward a few years and we’ve been happily married since 12.12.15 living in Phoenix with our two dogs, Amelia and Buddy.

3. Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My parents – without them and their hard work I wouldn’t have the amazing life that I have today.

4. What’s on your bucket list?

Someday, I’ll backpack through Europe with my wife.

5. Favorite thing to do off the clock.

My wife and I are fortunate to live very close to family and a great group of friends who we’ve known for a very long time. Off the clock, you’ll find us hanging out together.

6. What are your hobbies?

I love to live an active lifestyle and Phoenix is a great place for that. There are incredible hiking trails and golfing, and other than the scorching summers, it’s fun to spend time outside in general. I also love meeting new people and socializing while enjoying a few adult beverages outside of work – Phoenix is great for that, too.

7. Favorite sports and teams.

I played football and rugby in college and still follow both. I’m a Dallas Cowboys fan (don’t judge me, I was born in Dallas).

8. What would you do with $1 million?

Go to Vegas and let it all ride on black. Just kidding, I wouldn’t be that frivolous. It’s all going on red.

9. What’s your signature dish to cook for family and friends?

I don’t have a signature dish, but I do love cooking and have taken a strange passion into actually plating the food.

10. Quote to live by.

I have two:

“There’s a time and place for everything. A wedding ceremony is not the time or the place to be an idiot. That’s what the reception is for.”

“Everyone is equal, but no one is the same.”

1 Comment

  1. Scott Kerbaugh
    March 17, 2017

    CONGRATS Chris! Beverages and chasing the little white ball soon!


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