I love my job
I was born and raised in Pungo. I went to Creeds Elementary for grades 1-7 and then I went to Kellam. They didn’t have middle schools then…or air conditioning.
I started out with the division in 1972 as an electrician and I was an electrician for 26 years. Then they created the night crew. So for almost 20 years I’ve been in charge of plumbing, electrical and HVAC from 2-10:30 at night. I was head of security officers that work overnight. I was in charge of them for 3.5 years.
Are you a night owl?
Yes. I love it. I love nights. I go to bed at 1-1:30 in the morning.
What would you say about the night crew?
Oh, they’re great. It takes a special person to work nights. I have 22 people – they do HVAC, electrical, plumbing, A/C filters. We take care of all that at night. We have two night crews. The other night crew is everything but mechanical systems. It’s been good. I love my job – love my job and I love the people.
Are you retiring?
No. Maybe in a couple more years. I might make it to 50 years. I don’t know.