As you look back at your days at UWF, describe your best memory.
I remember all the faculty that encouraged us to learn and the friends I studied with. Though we’ve all gone our separate ways, during the day, we worked hard together, dreamed of jobs we’d have after graduation and supported one another (studying, encouraging and pushing each to do our best).
While you were at UWF, what did you think was its most outstanding and/or unique quality?
Definitely the small classes, faculty and their willingness to help, the students and the campus. I liked the seclusion of the campus.
As you reflect, did your education at UWF have an impact on where you are today?
Most definitely. It gave me the foundation of knowledge that I needed to be confident in my career.
Describe what you do/did professionally including the type of company you work for.
I work for an engineering service company. I currently hold a position of regional manager, which means I wear many caps. We provide inspection services to the paper manufacturing, converting and printing industries as well as aerospace, auto, aluminum extrusion and power-generation industries. We specialize in optical and laser tooling for the inspection and alignment of large web-fed machinery and any application or process that requires highly accurate dimensional measurement.
What advice would you give students today who are considering studying one of the disciplines in the School of Science and Engineering?
If you enjoy studying these disciplines and applying yourself to understanding how things work, then there’s always a job for you. The world needs analytical skills and problem solvers. Do your best to be the best you can be. Always be content with who you are and you’ll do fine.
Share one thing about yourself that would give others insight into your interests, hobbies, etc.
I’m an active member of St. Luke United Methodist Church. That is my family’s extended family. We enjoy being part of our community and helping others when we can. Personally, I enjoy playing my guitar and riding my ’97 Buell Cyclone.