What led you to a career at WSB?
I was in the midst of a career change, a few years after college and Western Steel had come across my desk while searching for jobs. This really excited me as steel buildings are very sustainable and this is an industry where you can truly build relationships.
What do you like about working for WSB?
The culture of Western steel is one of the best company cultures I have ever seen. When I first started onboarding and learning about the industry there was a substantial learning curve. The learning curve became less steep when I learned that I had the support from other Account Managers and our Supervisors that have been with the company for 5+ years. Not one person I work with has hesitated when I have asked for help. Being a small company is another reason the culture of the office is unmatched. You get the individual relationships and friendships you can build at a company such as this compared to a larger scale company.
What is one important skill everyone should have?
When working in an industry such as ours, one important skill to have is transparency. Even if a client chooses not to work with Western Steel Buildings, we still want to see that people have good experiences when purchasing a steel building. Another mandatory skill to have is that you need to be personable. In our line of work, it is not strictly about selling to a company or individual, it is really getting to know who you’re working with and finding out what their goals are.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I enjoy skiing, mountain biking, and backpacking in the Wasatch mountain range and around southern Utah. When I’m not outdoors enjoying the weather Utah can provide, I like to read exploration books and magazines and spend time with my friends and family enjoying good drinks and food.
What is one thing on your bucket list?
Cage diving in South Africa and Hiking Mount Whitney with my Dad.