Wessler is proud to announce Katie Jackson, E.I., as the subject of this month's Employee Spotlight! Katie joined Wessler in 2016, and currently serves as a project engineer in both our wastewater and wastewater collection systems groups.
We asked Katie some questions so that we all can get to know her a little better, including her love for the great outdoors and rescuing animals! Congratulations, Katie!
What are your roles and responsibilities at Wessler?I serve as a project engineer for the wastewater and collection systems group in the Indianapolis office, as well as a member of the social committee.
What does the Wessler Way mean to you?
The Wessler Way is about taking everyone's different ideas and incorporating them into the best solutions for the task at hand. I believe this has resulted in lasting employee and client relationships.
What are some of your favorite things to do outside of work?
Outside of work I love to be active with my two dogs. I try to take advantage of Indy's wonderful parks and trails. I also enjoy trying new restaurants and checking out fun local events in the area.
Tell us about a secret skill you have that most people probably don’t know about!
My friends and family would say that I'm skilled at rescuing and taking care of animals. I have saved nine ducklings that had fallen into a city storm sewer, fed baby birds that have fallen from their nest, taken care of kittens, goats and highlander cattle, and rescued dogs, kittens, and turtles from streets and highways (just to name a few).
What are some things you haven’t done yet that you would still like to do?
Zip lining and whitewater rafting were both on the list but I just did both in Montana and Wyoming last week! I would love to travel throughout southern Mexico and learn about their way of life and farming. Coming from western Wisconsin farm country I've seen how wonderful and important small family farms are. I would love to experience and compare those same traditions and passions in another country!
What are a couple of the most memorable things you have done?
My senior year of high school I sang with the National Choir at Carnegie Hall in New York City. It was amazing to practice all week with 300 teenagers from all over the country and then perform at such a historic and iconic venue. It was a once in a lifetime experience for me.
With warm weather here, what are some things you are looking forward to the most in the next few months?
While I still fully intend to enjoy the summer, I am taking the Professional Engineering Exam in late October...so I will be spending a lot of time studying!