Upon graduating from Iowa State University, I returned home to join Neumann Monson. I admired the quality of the firm’s work and the sincerity of its mission. As a Project Manager, I’ve overseen some complex projects, such as the Iowa State University Jack Trice Stadium renovation and the University of Iowa West Campus Transportation Center. Outside the office I have served on the Board of Directors for Ecumenical Towers in Iowa City and am involved in the Chamber of Commerce’s Community Leadership Program. I live in Coralville with my wife, son, and daughter. I’m a Hawkeye sports trivia buff and know more Star Wars facts than I’d like to admit (but will, under duress).
What drives you?
My family continues to have a major impact on me. My kids are old enough that they are now the ones who push us, whether it’s encouraging us to run a 5K or to get out and walk the dog with them.
What determines a successful project?
I think of Neumann Monson and our clients as partners on a project team. We work together to find solutions. This mindset extends to the architect/contractor relationship. Design is collaborative and relies on everyone’s knowledge. Trust and clear communication leads to lasting and mutually-beneficial partnerships.
What's your favorite place in Iowa?
The quiet northern portion of the Coralville Lake. During that sweet spot between late summer and early fall, I’ll cruise out at a speed that draws a swarm of seagulls to follow me as they dive for small fish that jump in the boat’s wake.
Iowa State University (BArch)
Jack Trice Stadium South End Zone
Kinnick Stadium North End Zone
UI West Campus Transportation Center