As early as 3 years old I was climbing on roofs and helping my dad build things. When I wasn’t doing that, I was under cars learning how things were put together and how to fix them. This basically alludes to the rest of my life. I live to build and fix just about anything.
I graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Architecture in 2004. Go Big Orange! This is where all of my interests in building and creating took off to a whole new level. During the week I studied design. On the weekends I helped my professors with their building projects. I really enjoyed spending as much time as possible being hands on (and the professors didn’t mind either).
After college, I began working for a local architectural firm. My six years with that firm gave me great experience in residential and institutional architecture.
This would serve me well at my next job which turned out to be a Project Manager with a local developer that built and remodeled. Although I was a Project Manager, I couldn’t help but get my hands dirty. I think being hands on is fun – framing, trim work, or anything else that needs to get done. I also designed the projects which provided me with a deep understanding of the entire job, start to finish.
In 2012, I began working with Kline Swinney Associates as a Project Manager with a focus on Construction Administration. My workload at this office has been an adventure with a much broader range of architectural project types. One of my projects is the work on the Tennessee Towers’ rooftop. This work has expanded my skills to include rocking a suspended work stage 30 stories from the ground to swing from one window to the next. When I’m not working 452’ above the street, I’m producing Contract Documents using a variety of programs. I am a self-taught BIM user with many Revit projects under my belt. I’m the IT guy in the office, so send all your technical questions my way.
I have finally achieved my goal of getting my Architecture license and continuing to grow and learn with Kline Swinney Associates as a Project Architect.
My free time consists of being the best family man I can be. I have a beautiful wife and two strong baby boys, Timmi and Jacob, that occupy most of my time. When time permits, I enjoy building motorcycles, restoring cars, playing volleyball, rock climbing, and renovating our house.