Number of Employees: 29
Years in Nevada: 9
Years with Company: 9
What do you like most and least about your industry?
I love that my industry leaves so much room for growth and opportunity in an environment as diverse as Nevada’s. Our laboratory is in a city environment in Sparks, but we recently opened up a satellite office in Elko, the heart of rural Nevada. There’s so much room for innovation in my industry as well. We’re constantly improving the technology in our lab to stay on the cutting edge of a very technical and progressive industry. There isn’t anything I really dislike about my industry — that’s why I’m in it!
What is a little known fact about yourself?
I’m a huge fan of public libraries. I get inside and feel like a kid in a candy store. I can literally spend 10 straight hours inside a library.
What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry?
The best advice I can give anyone in any industry really, is to always look for opportunities. Even if they don’t offer an immediate payoff, try to see the big picture. Understand that in any industry the next big thing will come from a progressive-thinking individual who revolutionizes and changes their industry to be more cost-efficient, cutting-edge, and sustainable.
If you had to choose another profession, what would it be? Why?
That’s a tough one. I’d have to say after living in Tahoe for so many years and just falling in love with everything it has to offer, I’d work with the U.S. Forest Service doing any kind of work that allowed me to be engulfed by the natural beauty of the mountains.
What is the best perk of your career?
The best perk is working with people who are passionate about the environment and who work tirelessly to improve our natural resources.
What was the toughest lesson you’ve learned in your career?
That customer service is key to any successful business. You have to make sure that you take constant care of those who you work with and for. I’ve learned to never overlook a customer or client’s input, wants or needs. Take care of those who take care of you!