Business: General contractor
Biggest business achievement: Successfully taking on progressively larger roles within the organization. Currently overseeing the management of six individual construction projects, representing total contract values of more than $550 million and generating more than $425 million in billings over the last year and a half.
Biggest obstacle overcome: Navigating a new position while concurrently leading PCL Ottawa’s COVID-19 response.
Biggest influences: My co-workers at PCL have taught me everything I know about the industry and how to navigate the various aspects of it while still having fun shaping the city’s landscape.
Biggest lesson learned during COVID-19: It’s important to be flexible when looking at ways to maintain operational excellence, personal interactions and communication.
Charitable involvement: The Royal Ottawa Foundation
First job: Paperboy for the Ottawa Citizen and lawnmower extraordinaire.
Advice I’d give the younger me: Work hard, learn as much as you can from those around you, and know that consistency and patience will pay off in the end.