I came to the beautiful Treasure Valley 16 years ago. I’m originally from Spokane in the great state of Washington. When I came here I had recently graduated from high school, and I decided to pack my bags and head to Idaho after receiving an offer from a mason to start working with him in October of 2004. Previously, I worked as a supervisor at A & W Restaurants I was very excited for the opportunity to learn a trade and find what I was passionate about.
At the age of 14, I knew that I wanted to do masonry at some point in my life. When friends at school would ask me if I was going to college or what I wanted to do with my life I would tell them that I wanted to do masonry when I graduated high school. It has been one of the most rewarding and best decisions I have made during my lifetime.
I learned from a very gifted mason - Mitch Fairweather, who is one of the best! He was my mentor and took me under his wing. Mitch learned under his father Rob who owns Fairweather Masonry, which is one of the largest masonry companies west of the Mississippi. Under his tutorship I learned to carry hod for the first 2 years of my career and learned how to keep several of his masons busy at one time, setting up work areas for them and keeping the job site clean. This taught me to think ahead and be prepared before the material was installed. Hod carrying was grueling work and there were a lot of struggles along the way but I learned how to follow orders and see a job through until it was completed.