What current project(s) are you working on?
I am currently providing program scheduling services on The District Detroit program. The program is a mixed-used development anchored by the new Detroit Red Wings Little Caesars Arena. Crain’s Detroit Business recently described the arena and program as the following: “The $627.5 million 20,000-seat arena is scheduled to open in September 2017 at I-75 and Woodward Avenue. The venue is the centerpiece of The District Detroit, a 50-block mixed-use development of $1 billion or more of new office space, retail, residential, bars and restaurants.”
What is your career highlight so far?
PMA has provided me with the opportunity to work on several projects that make a significant long-term impact on various communities they serve. However, The District Detroit and, previously, the Detroit International Riverfront are projects that have the potential to change perceptions of the City of Detroit and lay the foundation for the city to continue its rebirth.
What is something new or innovative happening in your industry?
The construction industry has continued to figure out how to best use the Internet to share information. Over the last few years as bandwidth has increased, both web-based tools and cloud-based resources are allowing information and documents to be freely shared between users. In turn, sharing information is allowing greater collaboration and increased consistency in reporting.
What university or college did you graduate from?
University of Michigan, BSE – Civil Engineering
Wayne State University, MBA
What is your favorite local establishment/feature (restaurant, museum, stadium, etc.)?
Wherever my family is, which, in the fall, is typically at a local metropark running cross country. In the fall the local state and metroparks are my favorite places to spend a day enjoying the colors, weather, and my family.
My wife, Nichole, and I have been blessed with seven children. We are currently enjoying raising a toddler, shepherding our oldest son through the college experience, and everything in between. It keeps us busy but we enjoy every (well, most every) minute.