This month’s employee spotlight features Wind Fuller, a G&W Engineering Mechanical and Plumbing Designer. As a Mechanical and Plumbing Designer, Wind designs the systems that make buildings comfortable and sanitary. On a typical work day, Wind reviews equipment submittals, designs HVAC or plumbing systems, draws CAD HVAC or plumbing systems, and generally keeps projects moving toward completion.
Q: When you are not working, what do you enjoy to do in your free time?
Family activities - we stay very active with our children’s activities, school functions, sleepovers and such. We kind of live vicariously through our kids. Outdoor activities I enjoy are fishing, hiking, hunting, and gardening. While I don’t get as much time as I would like, gardening is my Zen. I live on what is left of my family’s farm. The quiet, family history, methodical work and production of wonderful healthy vegetables is my refresh.
Q: Where is your favorite place to be?
Q: Why did you choose Engineering?
Engineering more chose me. My grandpa was an engineer, my uncle was an engineer, I guess it was in the genes. My family had a consulting engineers business and I started out working for them. I remember when they were starting out my uncle was so excited to be able to run HVAC loads on a computer but not having to use punch cards, that’s right punch cards; these days a computer that you can design an entire building on takes up less space than a stack of punch cards.
Q: What values are important to you?
I would say Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Sounds odd to say, but those things and how they relate to people treating other people, are deeply held values/rights to me.
Q: What is something about yourself that might be surprising?<