In August 1995, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington. While working in the residential construction industry I gained valuable job-site experience in building techniques and trade practices, as well as the use and application of the Uniform Building Code.
I was able to put my field experience to work as the designer in a design/build remodeling company. Later, I left to start my own design business, in which I put together and worked with teams from various engineering disciplines on residential and mixed-use projects.
I moved to Texas from San Diego in the spring of 2005. In 2006 I went to work at Home Depot and gained management experience as a department supervisor. My development as a manager has translated into the 9% growth of several already successful departments, as well as the turn-around of another department into the best in the district.