HelenYWhere are you originally from and what City/State do you currently live?

I’m originally from Torrance, California (born and raised). I recently moved to Oceanside, California during Christmas weekend 2017.

How did you feel when you heard you had been named an Ahtna Employee of the Year?

I was extremely honored and surprised that I had been named an Ahtna Employee of the Year. I’ve always believed that success is achieved through excellent teamwork – so truthfully, this award belongs to all the honest, hard-working, and supportive colleagues I’ve worked with in this company, and their steadfast commitment to do exceptional work. When the going got tough, everyone worked even harder – and it was their perseverance and devotion to achieve success that encouraged me to never give up and continue to do the best possible job that I could do.

What made you want to work for the Ahtna family of companies?

I have 15+ years of experience working in Structural Engineering design on projects involving all service branches of the Department of Defense (DoD) and aspired to expand my knowledge and experience in the Construction Industry. Ahtna Design-Build, Inc. provided me with the opportunity to be involved in both design and construction on a diverse array of projects, ranging from planning and design to construction, maintenance, renovation, and modernization. I’ve also gained valuable awareness of the Ahtna people and culture, and the available opportunities of an SBA 8(a), MBE, and DBE company in both design and construction.

What do you love most about your job and the work you do?

I love continuously learning and growing in my career, teamwork and helping the company to succeed, and the sense of accomplishment at the end of each project. Those are the things that make everything worthwhile.

More on Employment Profiles