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.”