How did you get into your current profession?
Getting to where I am today in my professional career has been a long and somewhat roundabout journey to find what I love and enjoy doing. When I first turned 18, I did something not many people do and I immediately upon graduating high school left my parents home and moved out to Alaska to work on a fishing vessel (similar to deadliest catch just a little milder waters). I did this for a season I then decided I was going to pursue a degree instead of that type of work. So, I went to college and while attending the University I began to work in sales and marketing as a subcontractor for various companies. I was very successful in this and while in college ended up running an office down in San Antonio. Later after moving to San Marcos, I experienced a horrible fire that burned down the building I lived in and destroyed everything I owned and burned away all of my life savings. So, I had to pivot because I didn’t have the funds any longer to pay for college, so I dropped out and began working as a server at a couple of different restaurants to make ends meet and be able to keep a roof over my head. 2 years later as I had just recovered my footing Covid hit. I, like so many others, suddenly found myself overnight with no job due to the restaurants and industry as a whole being shutting down. It was a struggle to get by and make ends meet for a while but when things started loosening and opening back up, I decided I was going to get into Restaurant management. That way I would have a strong and stable job that wouldn’t be affected by a pandemic with salary and would be far more insulated than a serving position. Since I have a strong drive for excellence and personal growth, and development I relished the opportunity to help myself and team grow, and I spent the next 2 years working in fine dining Management successfully. To that end, I deeply wanted to grow and expand my career. I began looking into property management and pursued my building inspection certification while looking for a job in that field. I was very keen to learn this industry and I was trying so hard to break into this industry finding whatever materials and certifications that I might be able to pursue that was relevant to my endeavor. I was very blessed one day to find this wonderful company called ECR and when I did my research I was deeply impressed by the ownership and management by the company. I knew this was a company I wanted to work for off the bat and a career I wanted to pursue! I applied and was able to score an interview! The rest, as they say, is history.
What gets you up and going every day?
Currently I have a wide range of Interests and hobbies! I also have a handsome pup who goes by the name of Fuzzface. So, when I’m not working, I can often be found at the lake with my dog on a paddle board or at a concert supporting some local bands that are playing. If I’m at home, I am often found working on a 3D printing project or playing with my dog. I just love living life and relish new experiences! So, for me waking up and experiencing something new every day (even if I have to go out of my way to get that experience) gets me going every day.
What are you good at, what comes naturally to you within your job?
Within my job and work environment I excel and personal communication and conflict resolution. I also have strong skills in multitasking, typically with an eye for detail. I like to think I’m a very kind workhorse who loves learning and applying new skills to my job as they are developed with a very natural flexibility to adapt to an ever-changing workday and place.
What makes ECR unique? What’s the best part about being a part of this company?
ECR is unique in many ways! First, they have a very transparent and forward-looking culture! Another thing I’ve noticed and appreciated is the kindness of everyone to each other at the workplace. It’s not everyday you see people want to come to work to collaborate with a team or work on a project that benefits more than just themselves. It’s refreshing to be a part of and see such a respectful workplace and culture.
What’s a hidden talent no one knows you have?
I am an avid Rock Climber! I love getting out on the rock face! I am absolutely an adrenaline junkie, and a lot of my talents revolve around doing fun and extreme sports that require a lot of mental discipline, flexibility, hand eye coordination and commitment to success of the endeavor at hand.