|Q: What are three words that best describe you?
A: Honest, encourager, helper
Q: How do you like to spend your free time?
A: Mostly with my wife or family. I’m also a fan of card games, movies, working in yard, fishing, hunting, boating.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about being a maintenance technician?
A: When a project is complete, sitting back and exclaiming with satisfaction, “it worked!”
Q: Most fun maintenance task you’ve got to solve or help with?
A: This wasn’t really fun until finished but it was an adventure…
… It was nearly 100 degrees one summer day when I got a call from the office, “There’s a really bad smell coming from the deck at this house.” I got my tools and headed over there. I first had to go to work taking off at least 20 deck boards that had screwheads that were stripped out. I must admit I was actually complaining during this smelly “fun” work. However, when I found that dead opossum it made it seem worth it. Getting all of it was tricky. After double bagging it, spraying deodorizer, reinstalling the deck, I was able to sit back and smile and exclaim, “I did it!” Plus, I had a great story to tell my kids that evening.
Q: What’s a funny story that has happened to you as a technician?
A: Actually this has happened a few times. I knock. Ring the doorbell. Wait. Then for at least 5 more minutes run through that sequence a few more times. Finally I open the door just to find the tenant asleep on a couch right near the door. I immediately shut the door and leave.
Q: Can you share a little bit about your family?
A: I have a wonderful wife who is out of my league and we have 5 kids. We’ve lived in San Diego, Wisconsin, Huntington Beach and now up here in Oregon. We love it here!
Q: What’s something you learned about yourself during your recent trip to Fiji?
A: I learned to expect the unexpected. I learned that God loves to surprise us and works out every detail. I learned not to worry so much and to not rush so much. I learned that others are really more important than my own personal agenda.
Q: Anything else you want to share?
A: It’s great working with the people at CPM. They are all people of integrity and care about other people. I like that.