Company: VAA

Position: Structural Enginner

Born: Jan. 12 in Calmar, IA.

Years with company/industry: 0.5/10.

Family: Wife, Rachael; sons, Edmund and Bennett.

Education: Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in civil engineering (emphasis in structural engineering), Iowa State University (ISU), Ames. Credential in Grain Operations Management (CGOM) and Credential in Grain Processing Management (CGPM), Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS).

Favorite hobbies/interests: Playing cards, spending time with family, and personal finance.

Favorite sports team: ISU Cyclones.

Favorite place to eat on the road: Local breweries.

Favorite vacation spot: Branson, MO.

Best mentor: Craig Haas, PE, taught me the importance of not just being a great structural engineer but the owners’ business drivers behind the projects.

From the March/April 2023 edition of Grain Journal


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