Welcome: Victoria Crouthamel, EI
Meet Victoria Crouthamel, EI, the newest member of our Civil / Site Engineering team in Quincy!
Q: Tell us a bit about yourself...
Victoria: I grew up moving around with my mother in the Navy (Go Navy! Beat Army!), but I call Florida "where I'm from." My husband and I recently moved to Quincy for his coaching career. He is the tight-ends coach at Quincy University. We have a dog, Benjamin. I enjoy watching football, exercising, baking, skiing, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family.
Q: Why did you want to become an Engineer?
Victoria: I wanted to become an engineer because I have been around construction my entire life and loved seeing things on paper come to life. I excelled at math and science throughout school and was intrigued by the design aspect of the construction world. I love challenging my mind in projects and helping clients see their ideas become reality.
Q: Is there a project you've worked on thus far in your career that you're proudest of?
Victoria: I would have to say my very first project I designed would be my proudest; it was a project that I completed almost solely from start to finish. It was a Sonic Restaurant in my hometown, and the project allowed me to learn the city regulations, the state transportation department permitting process, and storm water design (with extreme land constraints). This project taught me the great value of good team coordination.
Q: Why did you decide to join the Klingner team?
Victoria: I decided to join the Klingner team because I admire the high value they place on professionalism, consistency, and quality services. I appreciate the team spirit, structure, honesty, and friendly environment. I'm happy to contribute my skills and professional value to this great firm.
Q: What's your favorite family tradition?
Victoria: At Christmas every year, we always make time to play games. Whether it's at home with just immediate family or at my grandma's house with all 22 of us, we will play games like family sock hockey, "Catch Phrase," family karaoke or "Pictionary." No matter what we choose to play, the day is full of laughter and memories that I have no doubt we will always cherish.
Q: What is your personal motto?
Victoria: My motto is probably "Let's Do This" and / or "Rise and Grind." I have learned that I am the type of person that always likes to try new things or lead the charge if a group is hesitant to start. I've always enjoyed tackling life and its challenges head on. I even have a sign that says "Rise and Grind" in my closet that is a constant reminder to face every day with confidence.