Branch: Washington, DC Landscape Management Branch
Ruppert Tenure: 4 years
Briefly describe what you do all day (at work). I build and nurture relationships.
What’s the best thing about your job? Meeting people and helping them solve landscape problems.
What’s your favorite thing about the company? Ruppert is a company that truly cares about its people and customers.
What’s your favorite memory at Ruppert? All my favorite memories have to do with the people that I have worked with and the friendships that I have made while working for Ruppert.
What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this? I would still be a business developer.
What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now? Life has changed rather drastically over the last few weeks. I would say at this exact moment, reaching out to customers and seeing how I can help them.
Who has been your greatest mentor and why? Jason Dixon from Neuberger and Company changed my life
What are five words (or less) of advice for others in your profession? Believe in yourself.
What inspires you? My kids.
How do you define success? Good health.
What’s the last book you read?In the Distance by Hernan Diaz
What’s the last movie you saw? 1917
Tell us something that might surprise us about you. I am a published white-water photographer.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Divide it with my kids.
What was the last experience that made you a stronger person? I think we are all in the middle of that experience right now.
How do you like to spend your free time? Hiking, or photographing along a river.
What is your favorite family tradition? When everyone comes home at Christmas.
What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity? Anything outdoors is at the top of the list.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Speak Spanish and maybe knit, haha.
Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why? I love visiting family in Italy.
Have you ever had something happen to you that you thought was bad but it turned out to be for the best? Losing my last job – which gave me the opportunity to work at Ruppert.