This month's employee spotlight is Bridget Elsemore - Civil Engineer & Domestic Engineer!

Meet Bridget Elsemore – Civil Engineer & Domestic Engineer

What drew you to Hoyle Tanner?

I’ve chosen Hoyle Tanner twice! This is a long story, but here it goes. Back in 2006, I was working for a firm in Manchester when a friend referred me to HTA/Kimball Chase in Pease/Portsmouth. The office in Pease had a good vibe, friendly people, diverse projects and happened to be closer to my home so I decided to make the move to Hoyle Tanner. In 2010, I decided to take a break from engineering and become a full-time mom. We moved out west to Washington state for my husband’s job. While out west, I went to work for a great company and then we were informed we needed to relocate back to New Hampshire for my husband’s job. Thirteen years later, back in New Hampshire, I decided to call up the people at Hoyle Tanner to see if they would have me back!

What’s the coolest thing you are working on & why?

Right now, I’m working on Solar Facility projects around New Hampshire (learn about our projects in Maine!). These projects are new for me; I am enjoying learning about solar and knowing they can ultimately help with the electricity loads in the areas they are installed.

How many different states have you lived in?

5 – Wyoming, Colorado, Maine, New Hampshire, Washington

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?

Green chili chicken burritos

What kind of pet do you have & how did you choose to name it?

We have two dogs. Maple we named after maple syrup since she’s the New Hampshire state dog. Rocky we named due to his history as a street dog in Los Angeles.

What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?

Since I moved a lot as a kid, I’ll pick my two favorites. Cody, Wyoming is the east entrance to Yellowstone park. Cortez, Colorado where I lived when I was young is home to Mesa Verde National Park. This must be why I like National Parks.

What are three things still left on your bucket list?
  1. Travel to new places.
  2. Ski new mountains.
  3. Hike 4,000’ peaks here in New Hampshire.
Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island:
  1. Something to play music on
  2. A long book
  3. Hammock
How old is the oldest item in your closet?

My hat from my high school golf team.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Archeologist, thanks to Indiana Jones. Once I realized that wasn’t reality, I wanted to be an engineer to help build things correctly to protect our natural resources.