Project Management Excellence
Walter’s path to engineering project management at TEECOM reflects his passion for “filling in the pieces of the puzzle,” as he says. Starting as a lighting field technician for the entertainment industry, Walter moved into HVAC control, then security systems, completing his stint as a journeyman electrician. As he gained a big-picture understanding of low-voltage system design and field work, Walter naturally oriented toward project management, then program management. He came to TEECOM, he says, because it’s one of the most organized companies he’s ever seen. He looks forward to learning from the TEEm’s depth of knowledge.
One result of Walter’s penchant for exploring less-trodden places is that he’s discovered some craft bakeries that have become destinations for family and friends. On frequent drives from San Francisco to Seattle, he stops at a bakery in Ashland, Oregon to pick up a dozen loaves of sourdough bread that he delivers to lucky recipients. He also loves the Swedish pancake stand at the farmer’s market in Mt. Vernon, Washington: you have to get there early because the stand sells out within an hour every time!
When his son got into sailing a few years back, Walter decided he’d learn the ropes too. Over the past five years, he and his family have explored the waters of the Pacific Northwest on a 35-foot ketch. The year before last they sailed up to the San Juan Islands for Walter’s son’s wedding, an incredible month-long journey.
When not charting new waters, Walter enjoys exploring city streets. He seeks out historic neighborhoods, parks, and weird industrial sites. One of his favorite discoveries was encountering the early Spanish architecture in Puerto Limón, Costa Rica, which combines the style of Spanish colonialism with Afro Carribean influence.