Express Supply & Steel, CEO • Adriatic Marine, Executive Vice President • Patriot Marine Services, Owner / Executive • GO Marine Services, Owner / Executive
Tell me about your work:
What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is the relationships that are made with employees and clients. I have met many people from many different places throughout my career and cherish the relationship made with each of them.
What is the hardest?
The hardest part is definitely the peaks and valleys that our industry faces and the consequences that come along with the valleys.
Is there anything new on the horizon?
We are always on the lookout for new product and service lines which would diversify our companies and increase our value to our clients. We do this through constant evolution, growth and maintaining the ability to pivot as markets require.
What’s one leadership skill you feel everyone must learn?
Early on in my career, a boss and mentor told me that to lead you must be able to serve. So I would say that to lead by serving is a skill that can be learned and should be!
Tell me about yourself:
As a child, what did you see yourself doing as a career?
I always wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps and become a physician.
What was your very first job?
My very first job was when I was 13 years old at a seafood shop near our home. Being allergic to shellfish was a setback but cash every Friday and riding a 4-wheeler to work far outweighed the risk! My first oilfield job was selling blasting and painting equipment my senior year in college.
What time do you wake up and how do you start your day?
I typically wake up between 5:30-6:00 a.m. to a cup of coffee, then bring the kids to school before going to the office.
What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I love everything outdoors! Bow-hunting whitetail and chasing speckled trout are at the top of the list!
Ribeye- Medium Rare!
Favorite vacation spot:
Grand Isle, LA. We enjoy Disney with the kids and besides that, anywhere tropical!
How do you like your coffee?
Black in the morning, cream and one Splenda for an afternoon cup
Chocolate or vanilla ice cream?
Pen or pencil?
Pen with reserving the right to scratch through!
Early bird or night owl?
Both… typically asleep for 11:30 p.m. up for 5:30 a.m. I’m blessed that I don’t need much sleep to function. •