IDEArc Architecture & Planning
06.15 – present
Vice President – Director of Production
Left JDA on good terms after 2 years to join back up with Vance from a ground up company. Taking the system I developed back at GBH and adding to it some of the tips and tricks I had learned throughout the years we have developed a very fast tracked system for finishing documents quickly and accurately.
Jeffrey DeMure and Associates Architects and Planners, Incs
Granite Bay, CA 95746
03.13 – 05.15
Job Captain/CAD Manager
At JDA I started as just a drafter but in 3 months’ time I was back in charge of CAD Management. The following year I was promoted to Job Captain to oversee the junior staff and to help drafting efficiency. My primary duties included keeping out block database up and running, overseeing the production drawings and back checking, setting up training, as well as being down in the trenches doing all the keynoting and detailing I was asking the junior staff to do for me. If they saw me doing the same work they were doing it showed them that I was not above them in anyway and that I was willing to do even to most remedial job so that the projects stayed on task.
Elk Grove, California
08.12 – 02.13
Deciding to try something new and different since the architecture world was still rebuilding I took a job at the Apple call center in Elk Grove, CA. My responsibilities started with CPU troubleshooting over the phone and then moved into the wireless multimedia department which dealt with Wi-Fi issues and Apple TV’s. One of the best companies that I have ever worked for and it allowed me to take my mind off the architectural world for a moment. I was later called out of the blue by a reference from two local structural engineers to work for JDA.
04.12 – 10.12
While going to school I worked on my off days doing electrical work, light demo and repairs of building exteriors to repair water damage and clean out apartments after tenants moved out of an apartment complex next to UC Davis in Davis, CA.