Title: Chief Engineer
Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa
How long have you been with Hotel Julien Dubuque? 14 years
What path brought you to Hotel Julien Dubuque?
Please share a little bit about your professional background and what led you to this industry. I started working for the hotel prior to the remodel as a busboy in the restaurant when I was 14 years old. Over the years, I have worked in various departments from kitchen, banquet, bar to maintenance.
What are you most passionate about professionally? I strive to provide the best service possible to all who enter the property.
What are you passionate about personally? What is your favorite way to spend a free weekend? My passion is woodworking, but I also enjoy spending a free weekend with my wife and two kids camping or going out of town.
What are some of your favorite things to do in the Dubuque area? Boating, fishing, camping, hiking, and anything outdoors.
What do you love most about Hotel Julien Dubuque? The property overall, this hotel is not a run of the mill hotel. The owners took the time to develop a property that will continue to stand the test of time. The amount of restoration to restore it back to it original grandeur is truly remarkable.
What is your personal motto? Learn something new everyday.
Describe your typical work day. My day starts at 7am with a brief walk through of the property to check the systems and operations within the hotel, making note of problems that may have developed. After that is completed, I begin with repairs, routine preventive maintenance, and projects that maintenance is working on. I run shuttles to and from the airport and port of Dubuque. At times, I will be requested to assist banquet groups with audio visual in the banquet rooms. The Maintenance Department is always moving to assist guests and to keep the hotel rooms and the outlets in top condition.
Please share a go-to fun-fact about yourself. My daughter looks exactly like me when I was 3.
Is there anything else that you’d like to share? Go Cowboys