were one of the original five employees at Commodore. What
led you to take a chance on a brand new company?
I love the entrepreneurial spirit and everything that goes
into starting up a company. It was a great opportunity to
take my experience with other start-ups, both the good and
the bad, and apply them all here to help create a dynamic,
it about the construction field that’s compelling to you?
After college I worked for a large multi-national
construction company. That was through pure luck. I didn’t
set out to be in construction, but I loved the fast pace and
the project related aspects. Each project has its own
business plan and they all get rolled up into one big
picture. I also like the casual atmosphere of the industry.
are the biggest motivating factors in your career choices?
The opportunity to learn. The chance to take something and
run with it. And the opportunity to work with really
draws you to an industry typically dominated by males?
considered it a factor. I like numbers. I like
business. And I’ve found that I really like construction.
Success requires the same traits in men and women:
integrity, ethics, hard work, honesty about one’s skills and
abilities, and a realistic and fun approach to life.
one piece of advice would you give to someone?
your life. Make sure you have a balance between work and
fun. Keep it all in perspective. There’s always a tiki bar
with bad karaoke waiting for you at the end of the pier.
you enjoy most about your career?
After twenty years in construction, the most rewarding
aspect of my career is the ability to take my experience and
mentor others. I respect every person who’s here because
they possess great traits. My job is to keep them focused
on building their skills, developing their career plans and
enjoying what they’re doing.
had a 28 hour day, how would you spend the extra four hours?
more sleep and I’d spend more time volunteering with the
Lions Club. I’ve been a member of my local club for thirteen
years. I love the community service.
Describe your perfect day outside of work.
That’s an easy one. I’m with my husband on the Coast Guard
channel, fishing for stripers and watching the boats go by.
would the title of your biography be?
As my husband likes to quote from Seinfeld, “She’s five foot
nothing and I’m scared to death of her.”