As a child, I always enjoyed solving problems. Whether it be building LEGOs (I think I had every set) or spending all-nighters playing video games trying to get to that next level, the challenge of solving a complicated problem drove me. Was I the only one who enjoyed algebra and calculus homework in high school? This led me into engineering and structural engineering as a field where I could contribute the most to our communities. My graduate and undergraduate degrees are in civil engineering with a focus in structural engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
I started at THP as a co-op in 1989 making blue line prints and learning beam design from firm founders Lou Tallarico and Mark Hoffman. I have been honing my craft at THP ever since. The variety of project types, sizes, and materials keeps work at THP exciting and offers something different on a weekly basis. The most rewarding projects to me personally have nothing to do with the project size or location, but the people. I am a firm believer that a good sense of humor goes a long way in this world. Collaborating with team members and peers with a similar philosophy makes going to work enjoyable and leads to successful projects through positive team building and better communication.
My first project at THP was the Clinical Tower at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 1989, and I’ve been working at Children’s ever since, as well as numerous other healthcare facilities. I have been fortunate enough to have been involved with many other types of projects over my career at THP. I dabbled in restoration and industrial projects in the early nineties and eventually moved into commercial projects and sports facilities, including serving as the project manager for Great American Ballpark. By chance, I was assigned to a new design-build parking garage project, for which I created a layout that saved the project over a million dollars (and was successful for THP as well). Since then, I have been heavily involved with parking projects and currently lead our parking services group. I have had the pleasure of serving on the board of directors at THP for the past 10 years to help guide our future.
My wife and I are lifelong west side Cincinnati residents. When I am not driving one of our three kids to their many activities, I enjoy gardening, woodworking, and collecting baseball cards. Our entire family volunteers regularly at the Ronald McDonald House. We love traveling and call Walt Disney World our second home. To be able to design a project that solves a problem for Disney would be a dream come true!