Why did you want to become an electrician? I was already working in electronics and I was looking for high demand jobs that couldn't be outsource and I already liked electricity so that was just a natural extension of what I was looking for and I knew whatever I was going to do I was going to be union. I stumbled across the IBEW and the rest was history.
Favorite job site you have worked on: Colorado College summer 2012 - there was a really good crew
Favorite thing about Colorado Springs: The weather.
Advice for apprentices: Show up to work on time and don't miss work.
Hobbies: I'm a busy guy - I'm a magician, I play the piano, I read voraciously, and I do web development.
What got you into magic: I've always liked slide of hand and when I was around 25 I got consumed by it.
Favorite magicians: Harry Lorayne and Dai Vernon
Favorite sports team: Broncos
Favorite part of the union: The people - just a smart group of individuals
One thing that you'd like to change about the union: The activism of the general membership
Favorite job site or job you have worked on: I'm going to have to say service department work. It's something new everyday. You're basically your own boss. You go in there and do what you have to do and make it shine.
Favorite thing about Colorado Springs: The mountains.
Advice for apprentices: Stay focused. Pay attention to your journeymen when they're trying to give you instructions.
Hobbies: Anything outdoors - hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, playing sports.
Favorite place to fish: Monument lake - it's nice up there and my daughter can enjoy it as much as me.
Favorite part of the union: The security
One thing that you'd like to change about the union: I'd like to help change our image
Favorite job site or job you have worked on: Water treatment plant in Fountain
Favorite thing about Colorado Springs: The view of the mountains.
Advice for apprentices: Never do anything you feel is unsafe, never trust anyone when it comes to electricity, Check yourself if things are dead!
Hobbies: Car audio/camping/fishing.
Favorite part of the union: the brotherhood.
One thing that you'd like to change about the union: Getting members more involved in local activities, especially at the hall. Meetings, classes, picnics and parties. Bringing back the true meaning of brotherhood.