Employee Spotlight: Shawn Tobey, PE
Shawn Tobey, Civil Engineer and Family Man
- What drew you to Hoyle, Tanner?
It was a large firm with a lot of knowledgeable staff. I was drawn to working on unique and challenging projects
- What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
Strategies for working collaboratively and networking skills.
- What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner?
I like the summer time because most projects are in construction and there is opportunity to be out in the field.
- What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
I am currently working on a 25 acre mixed-use 303-unit residential development project.
- What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
Playing soccer in the yard with my daughter, wife and dogs.
- How many different states have you lived in?
Two: Maine, NH
- If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
- What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
We have two Boston Terrier/Pug mix dog’s named Jean-Luc and Margaux. My wife is a French teacher so it was only fitting that they had French names.
- What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
My family settled in Eliot, Maine in the 1600s. They were boat builders. My father is a carpenter and boat builder today and still lives in the same town.
- What are three things still left on your bucket list.
I’d like to master plan and design a large scale urban development project, build a boat and someday I’d like to walk my daughter down the aisle.
- Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island
A fishing pole, a saw and a new pair of work boots.
- What characteristic do you admire most in others?
- How old is the oldest item in your closet?
A box of old newspaper articles from my basketball days.
- Words to live by? Favorite quote?
“If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs
- What did you want to be when you were growing up?
- If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
I would scout areas to develop!