This month's Meet our Team Monday / Employee Spotlight is JJ Hollstein from our Ground Transportation Division!

Meet JJ Hollstein – Structural Engineer & Snowboarding Maverick

What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?

Asking questions is important and always encouraged. Everyone at Hoyle Tanner has made it a point to emphasize asking questions and will happily take the time out of their busy schedule to help.

What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle Tanner & why?

Probably from Halloween to Christmas because our office feels more lively with events and decorations. We had an office potluck for thanksgiving and volunteered at The Wish Project as a group.

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

I had the opportunity to work on the covered bridges in Northfield, Vermont. I was part of the team inspecting the three covered bridges, and it was very cool to see the nuances of covered bridges. I’m amazed by the covered bridges by how innovative the wood is used to increase the capacity and prevent rot for longevity.

What’s the best thing that’s happened to you recently (this week, this month, this year)?

I learned how to use a plow which I thought was pretty neat.

How many different states have you lived in?

I have lived in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire.

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

Pizza there is just so much variety with toppings – and different places even in the same town can make drastically different pizzas.

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

I have one cat Ruby who is named after the Pokémon game from 2002.

What are three things still left on your bucket list.

Paramotoring, visiting Japan, snowboarding in Colorado

How old is the oldest item in your closet?

Probably my snowboard, I’ve had it for 10 years. It’s a bit too small for me now and I’ve tried other snowboards but I haven’t enjoyed them.

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

A pilot, but I have quite a fear of heights and had the opportunity to fly in a small plane in high school and did not enjoy it.

Words to live by? Favorite quote? Why?

My favorite quote because I enjoy a some wisdom with a bit of humor behind it.

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky” – Michael Scott