1981: Began piledriver apprenticeship
Worked on the West Seattle bridge throughout my apprenticeship. My employer was Peter Kiewit. I switched to the Carpenters union around 1992. I continued to build bridges around the Seattle area. I think that I have helped build about 20 bridges in the area. I worked 18 years for Peter Kiewit. I have worked with a couple of other companies too.
I have been a lead carpenter on many crews as well as a foreman. One of the jobs I am most proud of is the Royal Brougham train station, because my crew was made up of mostly women. We had a femaleoperator, a female carpenter apprentice & 3 female journeyman carpenters on the crew!
2007–2012: Instructor at the King County Carpenters Training Center
2011:Local 30 Union delegate
2012–2013: back out in the field building the pontoons for 520 floating bridge
2013–2014: Instructor at SeaTac Carpenters Training Center
2014: Trustee for Local 30
2014–Current: Carpenter Training Coordinator