Life is an Adventure

Posted December 19, 2014

They say life is an adventure, right?

With three boys and busy husband, some days my life epitomizes that saying (not to mention just a little bit of chaos)! And what I’ve learned along the way is that I LOVE adventure. I love the challenges that come with it. I love the learning and growth it entails. I love all those I meet and live life through it. And, yes, sometimes I even thrive in the chaos. So it is no surprise that in my career I am drawn to the adventure. I cannot believe that it has been nearly 17 years since I entered this industry. Reflecting back to that first day of work with Hagler Bailly, I had no idea what life had in store for me. That within a year and a half the company would be acquired and I’d be moving with my colleagues to embark in a start-up venture called Primen where I’d be tasked with developing products, research, and content around deregulation, customer choice, and satisfaction (remember those days?). Nor did I know that my short but very satisfying stint at Primen would guide me back to my colleagues at PA Consulting (previously Hagler Bailly and to become Tetra Tech) where I would find my true passion: helping our clients succeed through research and program evaluation, measurement, and verification services.

After nearly 14 years at Tetra Tech, I am thrilled to embark on this next adventure with ILLUME Advising. I am honored to be invited to be a part of their team, and work along Sara, Anne, and ILLUME staff to support and grow their EM&V and research services. I have a deep respect for ILLUME and their mission of offering progressive consulting services through partnerships with their clients. But more than anything, I am looking forward to continuing my never-ending journey to learn and grow in the efficiency field. As Sara eloquently stated in the Association for Energy Service Professionals October issue of Strategies, “moments of change are an opportunity – to be more creative, to take a chance, and to strive to be exceptional.” I am excited about this next opportunity.

I admit this transition is bittersweet as my colleagues at Tetra Tech have become my second family. I will miss working with this group of individuals that are so passionate about providing quality service and best-in-class research to our industry. However, I do not see this as a departure, but an expansion, and I look forward to continuing work with all my talented and wonderful colleagues there.

Just as I had no idea what awaited for me nearly 17 years ago, I now have no idea what things will look like in the future. But I do know I am excited to begin this new adventure with ILLUME. I can’t wait to see and work with you all as I turn to this next page in my chapter….