As Operations Manager, I am responsible for coordinating activities and resources among our management team as well as  across the company. A little over one year ago, I relocated my family from Massachusetts to Apex, NC to expand my career here at Pipeline. I have worked in the landscaping industry for over twenty two years, and enjoy sharing my experiences as a Certified Professional Landscaper with others. I have managed projects of all sizes and types, ranging from small installations to multi-million dollar projects,  beginning with design and seeing them through installation. In my current role, days begin and end with prioritizing and scheduling our crews and equipment. It’s a fast paced environment and needs can change quickly, so while I always have a plan for the week it is constantly being tweaked to meet those needs. That is the nice thing about Pipeline:we are organized in such a way that we can quickly adapt without being confined by too stringent of a process. I am also responsible for assisting with HR activities, such as coordinating all in-person interviews, hiring, and employee exits. I coordinate the vacation and out of office schedule for our employees. I also convey all documentation from the Raleigh office to the Rock Hill office including hiring documents, timesheets, expense reports, training records, job forms, etc. Administration is a necessary part of my day to ensure that the wheels keep turning, but I spend an equal amount of time in the field monitoring our crews and jobsites. I have a passion for working with others and utilize that passion by training, supervising, and coaching our crews on productivity,efficiency, and most importantly safety. As our company’s Safety Coordinator, I regularly verify that our crews are following all company and OSHA related procedures on the jobsites as well as in our shop. I work with our Mechanic and Asset Manager, Jason Cooper, to ensure our shop and equipment are being maintained to the highest standards possible. The constant re-investment of funds by our executives into the business is reflected in our fleet. I am a liaison between our executives, accounting department, management team, and crews. I provide regular status updates on all fronts and provide another point of contact should our customers or employees need assistance. Outside of work I enjoy playing drums, spending time with my family, traveling, camping, fishing, riding dirt bikes and atvs, and watching my son play sports.