Q: Where are you from?
A: Anamosa, Iowa
Q: Why did you choose Kirkwood?
A: I had Kirkwood classes during high school, and it felt like a natural extension.
Q: What is your major and how did you choose it?
A: Architectural Technology. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at house plans as a kid, and wanted to design them myself.
Q: What has been your proudest moment at Kirkwood?
A: We renovated a shipping container into a mobile jobsite office for one of my classes. We installed wood walls, doors, windows, wiring, sheeting, paneling, flooring, lights, and HVAC. Nearly every facet that goes into residential construction. I worked on every part, but I was personally in charge of creating the 3D model and laying out the framing. I am proud because I learned a little bit of everything, it reaffirmed I was on the right career path, and that we built something that will be used for years to come.
Q: What are your plans after Kirkwood?
A: I’m exploring job offers currently, but eventually would like to continue studying Architecture at ISU.
Q: What inspires or motivates you?
A: I’ve always been inspired by my great(x5)grandfather. He was among the pioneers who sold everything for a wagon and went west. To finally make it and claw together a life on a prairie. They inspire me to do better than I did yesterday, and to find my own frontier.
Q: Tell us about who you are outside of Kirkwood – hobbies, family, other interests, etc.
A: Outside of Kirkwood, I like to read and learn about history, I enjoy woodworking, and I like to watch and classic tv.
Q: What does being named an Outstanding Student mean to you?
A: I am proud and grateful to be considered an Outstanding Student. It is acknowledgement of the hours and hours I spent at the grindstone. Of course the grades and resulting degree is reward enough but I did my best to go beyond standard wherever I could, and I’m glad it was recognized.
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to add?
A: My favorite movie is Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)
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