Archive for January, 2014


January 22, 2014

Boy if only I knew how much my previous post title, “Changes” would really come true in 2013. After the group I was in at HNTB being dissolved in April, my wife and I welcomed our daughter Vivien to the world in May, I chose to spend the month of June at home with them because I accepted a new position at a new company, Burns & McDonnell, and started there in July! I’m titled a “Senior Applications Specialist” and am happily providing visualization services to our 11 different global practices from the Design Applications support group within IT.

What a wild ride – 2014 has some big shoes to fill if it’s going to be just as exciting (I’d be okay if it wasn’t even!) as I venture into the new territories fatherhood brings and continue to widen my engineering visualization portfolio.

I’ve kept up with the running too through some of that (just updated my running log page and discovered I’ve ran a total of 20 half-marathons now, cool!). I made another failed attempt at a sub four hour marathon in KC last October too, maybe I’ll give it another shot this year. Maybe even after another Pike’s Peak Ascent run! We’ll have to see how spring goes first though as I’ve signed up to complete the Heartland 39.3 series for the third year in a row. Beyond that, just hoping for lots of training runs as I may have taken it a bit easy this winter. As always, don’t hesitate to give me a shout & take care, -James.