I started at Neumann Monson in 1999 as a drafter, which I had been working my way up to since I first cracked open AutoCAD 10, DOS version. At that time, we had a single-sheet plotter, a blueprint machine, a server, dual dial-up modems, and 16 employees. As the firm grew, I started doing more IT work and less drafting, and in 2009 I slung Neumann Monson over my shoulder and carried it into the Revit age. These days I focus on IT, making sure the office runs smoothly and stays up-to-date on all the latest technology.
What do you do in your spare time?
Almost all my free time is spent with my two girls. I also enjoy golfing, fishing, watching sports/racing and playing video games.
What does NM do well?
I’ve seen NM grow and change a lot over the years, and the one thing that’s remained constant is our drive to challenge and improve. We never settle for status quo, even if (or especially if!) it means working hard to make positive change.
I was born and raised here. I tried to leave, but it pulled me back. Now I’m raising my family here in the small-town feel that I experienced growing up. The people are nice, so is the scenery – and we’re a short drive from Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha and St. Louis. The weather…well let’s just say it keeps us on our toes.
Morrison Institute of Technology