While serving a deployment in Afghanistan, I was put in contact with Andy Wood through mutual acquaintances. Symmetry, being in its infancy, was ready to start growing. An interview was scheduled before I finished my deployment and I sat down with Andy and Henry Zurbrugg at a coffee shop in Boulder, CO soon after returning stateside. The rest, as they say, is history!
I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. I then pursued and received my Master of Science degree in Construction Management with emphasis in Project Management from Drexel University. Prior to my pursuit of higher education, I attended a trade school program and focused on wood framing in construction. Throughout college, I worked for a custom home builder, self-performing most of the work pertaining to residential building. I’ve been lucky enough to be surrounded by construction my entire life, so Symmetry was a natural fit from the beginning.
Growing up in a blue-collar family, I was not driven to, nor did I, plan on attending college. That all changed when I was recruited to play college football which landed me at University of Nebraska at Kearney. My football career was cut short as I chose to join the military and was deployed to Iraq to serve my country. I spent six years in the US Army Reserves with three of those years on Active Duty. During that time, I served deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, with a few other stops to countries in between. My role in the military was far different from the job I do today but it taught me many skills that I use daily.
I am an avid upland hunter, with time also spent in the blind hunting waterfowl. I am drawn to upland hunting as it aligns with my personality where a successful hunt is accomplished through hard work and dedication. As in life, nothing comes easy, you must work for it.
My free time is spent hanging out with my wife, son, and friends. I am not big on the “what we are doing,” but more importantly, “who I am doing it with.” Family and good friends are a staple in my life that I couldn’t do without.