Tell me about your job

As the Learning and Development Specialist, I help associates get to where they want to be through professional development and coaching.  I am invited into conversations around succession planning and team building. I get to design and facilitate development classes and support various organizational initiatives.

What did you do prior to Linetec?

I worked in higher education as a designer, faculty coach, and a faculty member.  In addition to writing the instructional design standards for the College, I got to co-design the Human Resource associate degree program, teach some of the classes in the program, and then watch the first program graduates cross the stage to get their diplomas.  I learned a lot from that experience, but my heart is in industry and working directly with associates.

What is the favorite part of your job?

I’m quite certain I have the best job on the planet. My job revolves around opportunity and there is unlimited opportunity at Linetec.  There’s always a problem to solve, a conversation to be had, an opportunity for innovation – and there are always people willing to support you.  That is something very special and unique about Linetec that I haven’t experienced anywhere else.

What poses the biggest challenge for you?

There’s a lot of historical/tribal knowledge that drives our processes and culture – as we grow it will become imperative that we find ways to embed that knowledge into our policies and documented processes so that we can continue to thrive while maintaining our identity.

What is something you always look forward to?

I always get really excited when production calls AHOD (all hands on deck) and I’m invited to go work out on the floor.  My favorite is packaging off the line – so fun. (Thank you to Xong and her team for always welcoming me in.)

Do you collect anything?

College sweatshirts and answers to silly questions:  If you were to become Godzilla for one day, what non-life-threatening mischief would you get into?

What is something people don’t know about you?

I can’t wind up the cord on a vacuum cleaner or put a pillowcase on my pillow. Some people don’t like spiders and snakes, I can’t stand cords or pillowcases.

If Linetec gave you a surprise three-day paid break, to rest and recuperate, what would you do with those three days?

Go visit my girls in Missouri, sing along to Disney music at the top of my lungs, read a self-help book on the treadmill, find someplace new to hike.

What would your walk-up song be?

Tiny Riot by Sam Ryder.  I’ve been told I need better taste in music but I’m standing firm in my decision.

What is something that always cheers you up when you think about it?

Throwing caution to the wind and going down a water slide at a summer camp.  It was a defining moment in my life – but not for the reasons one would think. Next time I’ll make sure there’s actually water on the water slide.

This is my motto: