April 2016 Employee Spotlight

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This month’s employee spotlight is…… (drum roll) ……Brian Fitzgerald!

Brian was chosen for his good spirit, dedication, and outstanding leadership. He was recently promoted from co-foreman to foreman. We are proud to have him at Peak Structural.

What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
Music. I could probably survive without it, but life would be miserable. It brings the perfect complement to nearly any emotion and enhances nearly any everyday activity. It is my stress reliever, coping device, literature of choice, creative outlet, and so many other things.  I’ve been to hundreds of live shows and formed countless invaluable relationships with people who have a similar passion.  A life without music is a life I would never want to live.

What is your favorite thing to do?
Free climbing and hiking. I like pushing myself to my limits and the Rocky Mountains provide endless opportunities to do that. There is no better feeling than to make it to the top of a cliff, sit with your feet dangling, and wondering how you were able to make it up there. It is the ultimate euphoria for me.

Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?
I went to Hawaii two years ago with a close friend and her family and it was by far my favorite vacation ever. We stayed in a little cabin near the beach and spent most days just exploring the outdoors. The way the ocean waves crash onto towering mountains is amazing. Everything is so green there and the people are so friendly.

What does true leadership mean to you?
True leaders always act with integrity, even when it may not be the most popular decision. They have a positive influence over others and share their knowledge and experiences to help others reach their fullest potential.

Which one would you want the most: flying cars, robot housekeepers, or moon cities?
Flying cars. They’d probably be really fun to drive and will eliminate traffic. Also, I think there is merit in putting in the effort to keep a clean household and robot housekeepers would take away that opportunity. And I’m too big a fan of the earth to want to live on the moon.

What has been the most important innovation you have seen in your lifetime?
The internet, hands down. I think the most important innovations that are on the cusp of changing the world are building a better battery that can hold charge longer and the rise of electric vehicles. Pro tip: invest in Tesla; they are the future of transportation.

What are your three most overused words/phrases?
1. Word
2. Roni
3. Be careful; it’s dangerous.

How do you define success?
Success means accomplishing goals with effort and integrity. I am a true believer that if you devote your maximum amount of focus and effort to every situation in life, no matter how minute, you will be successful.

What was the best book you have ever read?
Into the Wild— A true story about a young man abandons his possessions and travels across the country to live in the wilderness of Alaska. I admire the protagonist’s ambition and drive to take control of his life and actively pursue happiness instead of just settling on what is convenient.

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I can solve a Rubik’s cube while unicycling.