I cut my teeth working during the summer for an agricultural laboratory my senior year of high school. I went on to work for a construction materials testing and wastewater laboratory. This was my introduction to science of engineering. I work for several testing laboratories in Corpus Christi, TX and in Houston, TX. I also worked for a time with the Texas Department of Transportation in the same capacity. I went on to take a sabbatical and work for a major drug store chain for several years. During this time I earned a Certificate in Management and a Degree in Marketing through Houston Community College. I missed the outdoors and the four walls of a retail building were taxing on me and I began to understand that I missed being outdoors. I was hired on with a stormwater consulting firm and fell in love with the industry. I worked for a time in Houston, TX then in Centennial, CO for a local progressive municipality but found myself still searching for my calling. I eventually ended up moving back to Houston, TX for family reasons. I started a few companies in the same industry and then it hit me like a brick. I realized that I was dancing with my calling all along. I decided to go back to school to obtain my degree in Environmental Management. I earned another Associate of Science Degree and am currently pursuing my Environmental Management Degree. I currently work with an innovative company in the stormwater industry and have found my life calling. I am a conservationist at heart and seek to preserve the natural environment through all means. Though I miss Colorado greatly, I realize change occurs where you live. The greatest quote that I have ever heard, which has influenced my life, was on the original movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Facotory. The quote is from poet Arthur O'Shaughnessy poem Ode. "We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams..."
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