Background: I have been in the restoration and construction industry since 2001. Over the course of 17 years I’ve learned almost everything there is to know about the fire, mold, and water restoration fields. I still remember all the hours as a field technician, crawling through flooded crawl spaces, toxic containments, and stuffy attics during the heat of the summer. Every project I have encountered in the past has made me better for the future. It is true, no two jobs are the same, but there is always something that can be learned to be more efficient on the next job. In 2007, I wanted to pursue a career in project estimation. I took several estimation courses to enhance my knowledge in both the restoration and reconstruction management fields.
With those skills, I was able to become a Project Manager in 2013 specializing in commercial repairs and construction. In 2014, I worked on the VA Long Beach Health Care Facility. In 2015, I managed the repairs and renovation of several buildings at the University of California – Irvine. In 2016, I was responsible for the fire restoration and reconstruction of several classrooms in the Lynwood School District. Now, I manage anywhere between 15 to 20 jobs at a time. The experience that has prepared me for all this was in 2006 when I assisted in the reconstruction of several buildings in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. After the experience of being able to rebuild those homes, it gave me great confidence to know that I am capable of managing any project, of any size, from start to finish.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy the homeowners’ reactions after they get their home rebuilt back to how it was originally, or even better.
What do you do in your spare time?
I love to spend time with my family and playing soccer.