Location: Golden, Colorado
When did you start working with WAPA? I have worked with WAPA for close to 12 years in multiple capacities. I've been a transmission operator as well as a switchman and operations trainer for a neighboring utility. I finally made the move to join the Rocky Mountain Operations Support team in September of 2014.
What is the most interesting thing you have worked on at WAPA? It has been my good fortune to work with the regional Operations Training teams to share ideas, methods, experience and education with a shared vision of ensuring the teams we support have the skills and knowledge necessary for success.
What do you wish people understood about your job and the work you do? Rather than focus on compliance and try to make training fit, I believe we should focus on the tried-and-tested, sound training processes. The result will be a safer and more reliable operation, and compliance will happen.
Tell us something about yourself we wouldn't find on your resume. While I enjoy fishing and golf, I probably spend more time singing karaoke in the basement with my wife or hanging out with my grandsons. This includes such things as killing dragons and having a Wii dance-off. There is video, but so far I have been able to keep it off the internet!
How is what you do tied to WAPA's mission? Our role is to identify, develop and deliver sound, value-added training to assist others to better meet growing demands.