Working Summer Jobs
Since graduating in May with an Outdoor Industry MBA Christina said she has been balancing outdoor activities and career-building, “I’m actively job hunting for work that uses my degree, and in the meantime, I’m helping Scott with his business cleaning ponds, irrigation work, and gardening.”
PSIA Alpine Team member Troy Walsh is also balancing work and play in Maine, where he said, “Pool construction has been crazy busy.”
Troy said, “Days off allow me home, and get me on my bike. I wish the days on the bike came more frequently.”
Fellow alpine team member Brian Smith is also working on construction projects in New York, although the pandemic continues to throw him the occasional curveball.
“Keeping myself and five people working in today’s construction environment is different with lag times for subcontractors, shortages of products, and the insatiable demand for work,” Brian said. “Good news is most clients get it and have been adapting to it. Family is healthy therefore nothing else is as important.”
Brian said his wife, Aleks, and their girl have been riding bikes, doing a lot of swimming, and recently completed a home project that has made everyone happy. “Over the past year,” Brian said, “Aleks and I designed a fun organic garden and it’s been super productive and healthy.”