I’ve always had a home at LES.

I started working here in the ‘70s as an arborist. After five years, I transferred to the toolroom and worked as a tool repair tech. I worked hard, took pride in what I did and went above and beyond to help. My manager noticed my work ethic and encouraged me to apply for the supervisor position in the toolroom. I found my niche and have been in that role for 15 years.

Each day, I make sure employees have the personal safety gear and tools needed to perform their duties. I also ensure LES tools and personal protective equipment meet all required safety and quality standards. I enjoy the opportunity to attend conferences, seminars and trainings because it provides me the resources I need to perform my duties at a highly professional level.

I pass that learning on to my employees and make sure they have the training, learning opportunities and resources to perform their jobs efficiently. I also like to provide them a fun work atmosphere. If I can put a smile on someone’s face, then I’ve done my job.

In my spare time, I love camping, fishing and tinkering on my John Deere tractor.