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The Uptake with Anna Chu is a new show on all things tech and community. Host Anna Chu will be traveling and introducing you to people all over the world as she follows the path of Microsoft Ignite The Tour. The show covers topics in the world of tech, as well as uncovers people’s journeys - and how-tos - of professional learning, development and community building. You will meet inspiring people in the community of tech and get inspired to be a part of a vast and expanding community in your ...
 
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Our hosts got a kick out of our new guest this month, Joelle McCormick, Team Leader based in our Austin, Texas office on our MEP Engineering team. She talked about growing up in New Jersey and going off to college at The Pennsylvania State University to become a doctor. She changed her career path to becoming an engineer because she is good at solv…
 
In this episode of WGI Unleashed, we got to chat with Mario Garcia, Graduate Civil Engineer located in our Houston, Texas office. We were thrilled to get to have Mario as a guest in this podcast episode. Mario has expressed great interest and fandom towards Unleashed since the beginning and was excited to finally be on the show! He discussed many p…
 
In this episode of WGI Unleashed, we chat with Jose Mendoza, Geospatial Field Supervisor located in our West Palm Beach, Florida office. We were excited to get to know Jose since he was recommended so many times to be on the podcast. He talked about how he was a military kid growing up in many different countries and how he eventually ended up in F…
 
In this episode of WGI Unleashed, we got to chat with Jeff Cassell, Proposal Coordinator who is located in our Orlando, FL office, and Katherine Heighway, Senior Proposal Coordinator located in our Austin, TX office. Both Katherine and Jeff work in our Business Development Team. They both work with our technical professionals to develop captivating…
 
In this episode of WGI Unleashed, we chat with Lilli O'Steen, Roadway (Transportation) Engineer Intern located in our Orlando, Florida office. When we sat down with Lilli, we discussed how she grew up in Georgia and how she came to find herself in Florida working as an intern for WGI. She displayed her knowledge of Disney facts and claims to be the…
 
Monte discusses his professional and personal life. He talks about his upbringing on a cattle ranch in Montana, attending the University of Montana to study Music and Education, planting trees across the country, developing a "roadshow" for a large chain of membership-only warehouse clubs, and how he finally made his way to West Palm Beach, Florida…
 
In this episode, we talk with Matt Blankenberger, Senior Engineer Intern from our Parking Design team in our Indianapolis, Indiana office. Matt is an experienced structural engineer specializing in the design of parking facilities. He is involved in multiple phases of new parking structure design, from preliminary concepts in schematic design to co…
 
In this episode, we talk with Casey Sveiven, an Electrical Project Engineer from our MEP team in our Austin, TX office. Casey has a wide range of experience from transportation and infrastructure development to high-rise senior living and laboratory design. Having spent most of his early career working on retail roll-out programs, Casey excels on p…
 
In this episode, we introduce our revamped podcast and get to know our new co-host Ashley Weldon, Financial Accounting Specialist from our Austin, Texas office. We've added some exciting new segments to the show to get to know our guests a little better, including Spin the Wheel, The Hot Seat, and Two Truths and a Lie. To kick off the new format, w…
 
In this episode, Eliza discusses her passion surrounding alternative delivery projects and how they can benefit our clients. We also get to know Eliza on a personal level - she loves to stay local to Jacksonville, FL, and hang around her neighborhood. She also enjoys many outdoor activities - including scalloping, paddle boarding on the St. Johns R…
 
In this episode, Ray discusses his passion for transportation engineering and how he discovered that passion in college. He also speaks about his loving new family, becoming a dad, and his travel adventures. Raymond enjoys running, weekends with his son, traveling to as many places as possible, and DIY projects (even though he admits he is not the …
 
Shayna Johnson is a Civil Team Leader in our Houston, Texas office and she has worked for WGI for about two years. Shayna has extensive expertise in planning, design, and permitting experience covering civil/site design and land development projects. Serving as a project manager, Shayna’s project experience includes single-family residential, multi…
 
Lindsay has over 13 years of experience providing professional planning services in both the public and private sectors. Her extensive experience includes due diligence reports, comprehensive plan amendments, rezoning, and site and master planning. Lindsay has also provided planning support for land acquisition through the eminent domain process fo…
 
In this episode of WGI Unleashed, we get to know Eric Luttmann, Project Architect from our Tampa, Florida office. Eric joined WGI's Architecture Division in 2017 as a Project Architect in the Tampa, Florida office. Eric's experience includes architectural design, facility planning and programming, master site planning, project management, contract …
 
In this episode, Anna talks with two powerhouse women at Microsoft and in the Tech Community, Dona Sarkar and April Speight. Both Dona and April are passionate about empowering others, whether in the workplace or in the community - and both have extensive experience working in fashion and tech. We talk about changing careers, re-evaluating ourselve…
 
In this episode of Unleashed, we had a conversation with Bob Clemens, National SUE Services Manager from Tampa, Florida. Bob joined WGI in the summer of 2018 and has 26 years of experience as a Consultant in Utilities/SUE. He is a National SUE Services Manager in our Tampa, Florida office. Bob shared with us his day-to-day tasks in the office as we…
 
In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we discuss hidden accessibility needs and unexpected benefits for all when accessibility is made a priority in software development. Guests include two of our champion MVPS, Bill Ayers, Microsoft 365 solution architect and developer, and Andy Talbot, Microsoft 365 consultant. "If your applicatio…
 
Welcome back to WGI Unleashed! In this episode, we have a conversation with Mike Oler, a Structural Market Leader with our Structural Team in Dallas, Texas. Mike joined WGI full-time in 2019 and has worked on a variety of project types for public and private clients across Texas. Mike discussed how he came to be an engineer in college while receivi…
 
Anna talks with neurodiversity advocates, Chris Gill and Paul Warren, about the relevance and value of being vulnerable and authentic, mentorship, self-advocacy in the workplace, sharing personal experiences, following orders when you're voluntold to do something, letting your kids teach you, and so much more. Learn tips about talking with your cow…
 
You might think, "I cannot draw" or "I don't have talent." And maybe you are right. However, the good news is: sketchnoting is not about art. It's not about performing as an artist or comparing yourself to famous artists. It's not about perfection. It is about communication. Sketchnotes help people all over the world to better remember what they he…
 
The Plangineers engage experts Sven Beiker and Gary Hsueh to explore the world of autonomous vehicles. Dr. Sven Beiker is Managing Director of Silicon Valley Mobility Gary Hsueh is Director of Mobility Programs at Prospect Silicon Valley In part 2 of this 2-part interview, Michelle and Rob continue their conversation with Sven and Gary to discuss s…
 
The Plangineers engage experts Sven Beiker and Gary Hsueh to explore the world of autonomous vehicles. Dr. Sven Beiker is Managing Director of Silicon Valley Mobility Gary Hsueh is Director of Mobility Programs at Prospect Silicon Valley In part 1 of this 2-part interview, Michelle and Rob engage with Sven and Gary who break down the basics of "Aut…
 
In this episode, we talk about how community can play a transformative role in your career – taking it in directions you never expected! Anna talks with Brian Dang, Program Manager for Microsoft PowerApps, and Samit Saini, IT Devops and Office 365 Solutions Specialist for London Heathrow Airport. Both Brian and Samit have unique career journeys, wh…
 
Microsoft Ignite The Tour is in Sydney! Anna is in her home country talking with Australia-based Microsoft Cloud Advocate Sonia Cuff and Microsoft Office MVP Loryan Strant. Both Loryan and Sonia have delivered workshops about mental health and awareness in the workplace, how to address individual behavioral differences, and steps to avoid employee …
 
Microsoft Ignite The Tour is in Johannesburg! Anna talks with two of Microsoft’s most passionate MVPs, Nicolas Blank and Tracy van der Schyff, both based in South Africa. We talk about tattoos, dinosaurs, the South African word Ubuntu, optimizing for comfort when attending Ignite events, impostor syndrome, and creative ways to inspire personal grow…
 
Microsoft Ignite The Tour is in London! Anna talks with UK-based Microsoft MVP guests Simon Denton and Chris Hoard, two people whose career paths have taken impressive turns from civil engineering and education to tech. You’ll learn about how to get certified, what it means and how it boosts your proven experience for your career, to your organizat…
 
The Uptake is a new show on all things tech and community. Host Anna Chu will be traveling and introducing you to people all over the world as she follows the path of Microsoft Ignite The Tour. The show covers topics in the world of tech, as well as uncovers people’s journeys - and how-tos - of professional learning, development and community build…
 
Welcome back to WGI Unleashed! In this episode, we have the opportunity to chat with Jeffrey Bergmann, P.E., a Senior Project Manager, and Structural Engineer. Jeffrey is a leader with our Structural Solutions team and is a direct impact on public and private projects across the country ranging from Bridge Design, Seawalls, Piers, Cell Towers, to V…
 
Welcome back to WGI Unleashed! In this episode, we have the opportunity to chat with Jeremy Rocha, P.E., a Senior Project Manager and Parking Solutions Expert. Jeremy is a leader within our Parking Solutions team who specializes in the structural and functional design of parking facilities, master planning, feasibility and parking studies, restorat…
 
Welcome to a special episode of WGI Unleashed -- we have the unique privilege of having a roundtable discussion with three leaders in our firm: Nancy Clements, Senior Vice President of our Transportation Division, Kimberlee DeBosier, our Director of Project Excellence, and Lisa Nisenson, our Vice President of New Mobility & Connected Communities. E…
 
Indy Johar, Visionary, is co-founder of Project 00, Dark Matter Labs, as well as multiple social ventures in England. While doing all of this, he also works with large global multinationals and institutions to support their transition to a positive Systems Economy. In this discussion, Indy explains the necessity of the "boring" revolution to equip …
 
WGI Unleashed Podcast Episode 20 – Rick Harman PWS, CEP Project Manager, Environmental Welcome back to WGI Unleashed! In this episode, we have the opportunity to chat with Rick Harman, a Project Manager, and Environmental Scientist. Rick serves as a part of our Environmental team, a division of PLACE, and creates value for public and private client…
 
WGI Unleashed Podcast Episode 20 – Tiffany May, Director, Private Landscape Architecture Welcome back to WGI Unleashed! In this episode, we have a conversation with Tiffany May, Director of Private Landscape Architecture in West Palm Beach, Florida! Learn more about what inspires Tiffany by listening to the full episode! Click Here to View All Epis…
 
WGI Unleashed Podcast Episode 18 – Stephen Dees, Survey Technician Welcome back to WGI Unleashed! In this episode, we have a conversation with Stephen Dees, a Survey Technician with our Geospatial team in Tallahassee, Florida! While studying Geomatics at the University of Florida, Stephen was exposed to a variety of technologies and techniques in t…
 
Olivia Labonte, Executive Director of Young Diplomats of Canada, talks about grassroots youth engagement. Olivia, an economist with a passion for global youth advocacy and sustainable cities, distills ideas from the Canada at 100,000,000 panel. She shares insights from her work as Executive Director of Young Diplomats of Canada, a national non-prof…
 
WGI Unleashed Podcast Episode 17 – Eddie Gaytan, National SUE Field QA/Project Delivery Manager Welcome back to WGI Unleashed! In this episode, we have the privilege of sitting with Eddie Gaytan, a Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Project Delivery Manager in Chicago. Eddie serves with our Geospatial Division, bringing a special technical expert…
 
UNLEASHED Podcast Episode 16 – Maria Bolivar, Project Manager Welcome back to WGI Unleashed! In this episode, we head to our corporate office in West Palm Beach, FL to get to know Maria Bolivar, a project manager in our PLACE Division. Maria joined our firm just four months ago and is already making an impact at WGI by utilizing her passion and exp…
 
Claire Hicks, Program Manager for Future Ready at WSP Canada, shares successes in sustainability. Future Ready is WSPs global innovation program, encouraging staff and clients to see the future more clearly and design for it today. Claire strives to support teams to deliver resilient, sustainable and people-centred project solutions that are prepar…
 
Episode 015 - Introducing WGI Unleashed - Will Schnier, P.E. and Matthew Stewart, P.E We're Back! In this episode, we speak with Will Schnier and Matthew Stewart about the recent news - BIG RED DOG and WGI have joined forces to create an engineering and professional services firm of the future! The discussion covers the similarities between the two…
 
Leah Lawrence is a lifelong advocate for engineering, entrepreneurship and the environment. The President and CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) shares behind-the-scenes insights on technology and how 'change management' can be about 'change expectation.' Check her out in 'The Future of Business' panel discussion at the Future …
 
Geoff Cape, is the founder and CEO of Evergreen. Since being founded in 1991, Evergreen has evolved into a national organization focused on integrating people, natural and built worlds, turning spaces into great places. On-site at the inaugural Future Cities Canada Summit, Geoff talks about how lessons learned at the Evergreen Brick Works site can …
 
Desmond Cole, award-winning journalist, activist and author, speaks to the Plangineers on the heels of his opening keynote at the Future Cities Canada Summit, held November 7-9, 2018 at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto. Click here to see his intriguing presentation. He points to segregation within the City of Toronto and encourages city builders to…
 
Episode 014 - Dane Edwards - Project Designer Let’s get to know Dane Edwards, a civil project designer in our Austin office! Dane joined BIG RED DOG as an intern in 2014 and started full time in 2015. He quickly combined his art background with new skills in AutoCAD and Civil 3D to become an integral part of our commercial project team. We discuss …
 
Jo Flatt, Senior Lead of Policy & Partnerships at Evergreen speaks to us about the Future Cities Canada Summit. Future Cities Canada is a new national collaborative that aims to accelerate urban innovation to transform cities for the benefit of us all. The Summit takes place from November 7-9, 2018 at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto.…
 
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