Rychel Gibson, Environmental Engineer and New England Native

1.  What drew you to Hoyle, Tanner?
I liked the idea of being in a smaller, satellite office, but the people sold me on the company. Even during the interview process you could tell, the people of Hoyle, Tanner are very friendly, good at what they do, and genuinely easy to work with.
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
Opportunity comes to those who go for it. Hoyle, Tanner has provided so many opportunities for me to explore a variety of projects, work with various project management styles, and learn what trajectory I want my own career to follow. It has been a great experience.
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner?
Christmas is (of course) the most festive time to work at Hoyle, Tanner, but spring is my favorite time. The hustle of working on so many projects and trying to get them out the door for summer construction is exciting.
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
We’re currently working on a Combined Sewer Overflow reduction project using asset management and rehabilitation to reduce inflow and infiltration. Significant construction is infeasible for such a small town, so it’s interesting to try to use alternative methods to resolve bigger issues.
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
It’s early in the week, so it’s just good to have a nice cup of tea this morning.
6. How many different states have you lived in?
2, Maine and New Hampshire. Forever a New Englander!
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Mac & cheese, absolutely.
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
2 cats and 2 dogs. Squeak is named for the only noise she makes; Cali is named for her calico coloring.  Creative, I know. Cooper and Kona we just liked the names.
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
I’m from such a small town that we didn’t even have a stoplight.
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list
1. Travel to Italy
2. Go on a cross-country road trip
3. Visit France.

11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island.
1. A kayak
2. A good book
3. A plane ticked home (when I’m ready)

12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
Hmm, I think I still have my prom dress somewhere in my closet, so about 14 years?
14. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Like a lot of young kids, I wanted to be a veterinarian.
15. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
I don’t think I’d be able to think of anything but the thrill of the ride. I’d love to go!