To me, project management is all about helping our clients realize their vision by acting as their guide. Great guides are efficient teachers who lead their clients through an experience with calm confidence and ease—and being able to do just that is one of the many things I love about my work at MGAC.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Western Ontario, a Diploma in Adventure Tourism from Thompson-Rivers University, and completed the Construction Management program at the University of Washington. Since then, I have accumulated nearly two decades of experience managing complex residential and commercial constructions projects, leading preconstruction and estimating efforts, building and developing effective teams, writing and administering contracts, and managing all aspects of a project budget from estimate to closeout. Today, I serve as a Vice President out of MGAC’s Seattle office.
I enjoy kicking the dirt on a construction site with carpenters, ironworkers, and cement masons, but I am just as comfortable peeling off my PPE and walking into a meeting with corporate leaders. Not every career provides the opportunity to move through both environments day in and day out, and I feel fortunate to be a part of an industry that is so dynamic.
Outside of work, I enjoy staying active with running, cycling, skiing, and kayaking, as well as facilitating the athletic pursuits of my two children, Reed and Emma. In addition to staying involved in athletic organizations like the Cascade Bicycle Club, Cascade Canoe & Kayak Racing Team, and the American Canoe Association, I support The Recovery Cafe, a refuge for those suffering from homelessness and addiction right here in Seattle.