Chris Singer Airport Engineer and Horticulture Enthusiast

Chris Singer and dog

1.  What drew you to Hoyle, Tanner?
The network of offices throughout New England and the luck that there was a branch right next to my school, the University of Central Florida.
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
My CAD skills have drastically improved over those that I developed in college.
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner?
The summer because the majority of the projects start construction.
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
I just started as an engineer in January so I have not designed much yet, but I am excited to work out in the field this spring and summer.
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
One of the pineapples that I’m growing has started to sprout, so only another couple of months to wait.
6. How many different states have you lived in?
Just two, Florida and New Hampshire.
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
I would choose apple cinnamon waffles (with real maple syrup), home fries, and both brisket and pork breakfast tacos.
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
I have two dogs; a 6-year-old pitbull mix named Burton after the snowboard company.  I just got a standard poodle puppy named Oliver, and that name just sounded good with Burton.
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
Concord has a smaller population than the University of Central Florida, where I just graduated from.  
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list
1. Thru-hike the Appalachian Trail
2. Go Skiing in the Alps
3. Own a farm or an orchard

11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island.
I’m probably overthinking this but,
1. A solar desalination unit (which does not exist)
2. A fishing net
3. A dog for company

12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
Motivation, it is easy to settle into a routine but disrupting it is hard to convince yourself to do.
13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
My first pair of Birkenstocks that I got 10 or 12 years ago, only the straps are still original.
14. Words to live by? Favorite Quote?
Not really a favorite quote but one that has stuck with me for many years is by Kurt Vonnegut; “We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap”.
15. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Lots of different things but most of them revolved around animals.
16. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
I have gone skydiving from 16,000 feet and mostly thought about how I was mad that it doesn’t give you that feeling of your stomach rising in your chest like really fast rollercoasters do. I could also see the NASA Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) because I went skydiving in Titusville, FL.