University of Nebraska – Lincoln (B.S.)
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (M.S.)
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO INTO ENGINEERING/DESIGN?
My dad. He is a mechanical engineer and always told me I would be good at engineering. I’ve always been amazed by architecture and wanted to learn to bring the buildings I saw from concept to practical design, so I chose structural engineering.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE IN KNOXVILLE? WHY?
865 Axe Throwing – its where I got engaged!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK OR MOVIE?
Favorite movie – tie between Star Wars and Lord of the Rings
IF YOU COULD HAVE LUNCH WITH ANY ONE PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
Gladys Aylward – her story of determination to follow what she felt God call her to, no matter the setbacks, is amazing.
WHAT’S ON YOUR “BUCKET LIST?”
Go backpacking, visit all US national parks
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
Hike, swim, bake, read
WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?
People – building relationships
IF YOU COULD ONLY EAT ONE MEAL FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Steak and loaded baked potato
WHAT THREE WORDS BEST DESCRIBE YOU?
Compassionate, Loyal, Determined
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SWEET TREAT?
Coffee ice cream
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT?