We’re thrilled to announce that Ashley Atkinson has joined Sundt as our newest project engineer in our Sacramento office. Ashley is assigned to the University of Nevada, Reno Cooper Court Residence Hall team, where she assists the project superintendent in providing technical information, documenting changes and coordinating materials to help ensure the project remains on schedule.
Prior to joining the Cooper Court team, Ashley worked on many prominent Sundt projects, including the City of Tempe Water Treatment Plant improvements in Tempe, Arizona, the Fort Bliss Unaccompanied Enlisted Personal Housing barracks in El Paso, Texas, and the California State University Chico Sutter Hall student housing project in Chico, California. We recently asked Ashley a few questions to get to know her better:
What brought you to Sundt?
Originally, I came to Sundt as an intern while I was a student at Chico State University. I worked on a student housing construction project for about two and a half years. After graduation I began to focus on federal government construction projects. When the project I was assigned to at Fort Bliss in El Paso wrapped up, I had the opportunity to shift to mining and industrial construction projects for a while. Now I’ve found my way back where I started: happily assigned to another student housing construction project!
What is a typical work day like for you?
I work closely with the general superintendent on field processes and Requests for Information.
What would you be doing if you weren’t working in construction?
If I weren’t in construction, and I had the finances to do whatever I wanted, I would probably be working with children. Most likely it would be running a camp of some sort for kids in need – probably disabled, low-income or foster children.
Favorite type of cuisine?
I love gyros, but nothing beats Mom’s spaghetti.
Best book you read recently?
The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. I am not a big reader, but those books were captivating!
Coolest app you’ve been using lately?
Map my Walk.
Favorite quote or inspirational saying?
To be old and wise you must first be young and stupid.
How do you like to spend your free time?
Being at the river, lake, ocean (pretty much any body of water) with my family and dogs. I also enjoy being a Webelos Cub Scout leader and spending time with the kids in general. Another favorite pastime of mine is playing women’s tackle football and any other sport that’s available.