Favorite movie quote:
“You do that, you go to the box, you know. Two minutes, by yourself, and you feel shame, you know. And then you get free.”
–Denis Lemieux, Slap Shot
Weirdest job I’ve ever had:
I sold educational books door-to-door for a paid summer internship in West Virginia and Alabama. Those two summers were grueling to say the least, especially considering the long hours, blistering heat, and unfamiliar environment. But the negatives do not begin to eclipse all of the positives. I was fortunate to meet some incredible people and the experience helped me develop a skillset that I still use every day. A couple of the more humorous and detailed stories from my last summer in Alabama are recounted in a book written by a co-worker and friend.
If I had to eat one meal every day for the rest of my life, it would be…
Breakfast. It’s my absolute favorite meal of the day. If I were limited to one meal for the rest of my days, I’d have to go with the Pork Belly Hash and Eggs from a favorite restaurant in San Diego.
How I got into the roll-off business:
This is a “right place – right time” kind of story. I went to school for finance, but did not have a whole lot of options in 2007. The economy started its downslide and I continued to bartend (the job that helped pay my way through school) to pay my mortgage. A couple that frequented the restaurant just happened to own a roll-off company and was looking for a sales manager. I worked with them for a couple of years and was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to purchase their business.
The next four years were a whirlwind with the new company, 5280 Waste, which soon grew into the largest privately owned roll-off company in the state. I accepted an offer to sell 5280 during March of 2016, and I tried the retired life for a while. It’s definitely not for me. I missed the heck out of the industry and the people I’d worked with through both companies. We are all very excited to be working together again, and we’re excited to grow another business.