Since graduating Cal Poly (ARCE ’07), I’ve worked in construction management building a variety of projects including new K-12 schools, university athletic facilities, luxury mixed use residential, and a high end resort, with all projects totaling more than $600M in value. For nearly three years, I also worked on the “owner side” of the industry, and managed the implementation of school bond construction programs in the central coast region and inland empire which included more than $1.5B in bond funding. I’ve seen many sides of this truly dynamic industry, and by far my favorite job is my current position as a project manager for Sundt Construction where the employee-owned business model and high-quality people make every day enjoyable at work, even in tough times. I’ve also loved the opportunity to serve on the Foundation for Interdisciplinary Studies Board of Directors (previously the College of Architecture and Environmental Design Foundation) since 2012, where I get to stay connected with alumni and the university while helping support the special interdisciplinary programs that make Cal Poly CAED so great. Outside of work life, my fondest memory since graduating was going to the “Prince: A Piano and a Microphone” surprise concert in Oakland, CA just weeks before the music legend passed away. To make it even sweeter, on my way to work the morning of the concert while driving across the Dumbarton Bridge I noticed that the sunrise sky was purple, and it was raining. I even have a picture to prove it.