Q: Tell me about your job
A: I am the environmental engineer at Linetec. My primary responsibility is environmental compliance and ensuring that we demonstrate sound environmental responsibility as a company.
Q: What did you do prior to Linetec?
A: My first job out of college was in fisheries management with the Wisconsin DNR. I transitioned to the paper industry and my first environmental position was with Riverside Paper Company in Appleton, Wisconsin. Prior to Linetec, I was the environmental/utilities manager at Neenah Paper in Appleton for 10 years.
Q: What is your favorite part of your job?
A: Interacting with coworkers, problem solving and implementing projects that help improve environmental compliance and cost savings.
Q: What poses the biggest challenges for you?
A: Staying on top on the ever-changing world of environmental compliance regulations.
Q: What is something you are looking forward to?
A: I always look forward to going up to our cabin in northern Wisconsin. My wife and I enjoy spending time at the cabin with our family and friends.
Q: Do you collect anything?
A: Don’t really collect anything.
Q: What is something people don’t know about you?
A: My family and I have served on multiple mission trips to Mexico and hurricane disaster relief teams deployed by Convoy of Hope. I also have a passion for the outdoors. I enjoy fishing, hunting, camping, snowshoeing, or just going out and cutting some firewood. I appreciate every opportunity to get out on the water or in the woods.
Q: If Linetec gave you a surprise three day paid break to rest and recuperate, what would you do with those three days?
A: My wife and I would grab our golden retriever and head to our cabin near Minocqua.
Q; If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A: Fresh pan-fried walleye and bluegill.
Q: What always cheers you up when you think about it?
A: My family. Mary and I have three children (twin boys and a girl), seven grandchildren (six boys/one girl) and a golden retriever.