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Employee Spotlight: Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson, Civil Engineer and Devoted Athlete
  1. What has drawn you to and kept you at Hoyle, Tanner?
    • Well, I was first drawn to Hoyle, Tanner because I worked with Carl Quiram in Goffstown for my first internship. Then I knew I wanted to try the private sector. So I reached out to him when I saw that he moved to Hoyle, Tanner and he was kind enough to get me an interview for a second internship. I started as an intern last May at Hoyle, Tanner and was offered a position as a Junior Engineer in March. [What’s kept me here is] I really like that I can see projects all the way through, from the proposal stage to the construction phase. I really like being involved.
  2. What’s something invaluable that you’ve learned here?
    • Probably asking for help because I will put my head down and try to figure out the calculations, but I’m new and I’m still learning. The people I work with have made me feel comfortable enough that I don’t feel bashful asking questions.
  3. Favorite thing to see in the office?
    • I like to see people having fun – not just talking about work but what they did over the weekend and stuff. It makes the work environment more fun.
  4. If you were a character in a book or a movie, who would you be?
    • So, it’s not a specific person or a movie, but I would want to be on the show Survivor. I think I’d be good in the social aspect of the game. I’d lay low until the merge. Then I would show my physical strength off and win a lot of individual immunities. I’ve played sports my whole life. I played lacrosse at UNH, and I’ve played basketball and volleyball, so I think I’d do well.
  5. Favorite food?
    • Lobster.
  6. If you could be anyone for a day, who would you be?
    • I think I would want to be the president because who wouldn’t want to be the president? I wouldn’t want to make any decisions but I would try to benefit from the perks, like take a ride on a helicopter or boat. Whatever they get to do.
  7. If people saw you from a distance, they probably wouldn’t guess…
    • That I’m an engineer. I went to Starbucks this morning and [the barista] was making small talk, asking me what I did for work. When I said I was a civil engineer, she just kind of smiled and didn’t know what else to say.
  8. Do you have a favorite quote? Words to live by?
    • There was a quote on my teabag the other day that I really liked. Hold on one second. [Pause] I put it on my Instagram so I had to get it. It was, “Say it straight, simple, and with a smile.”
  9. If you were to skydive from an airplane, what would you think about on the way down?
    • How I’m going to celebrate when I land. I wouldn’t be surprised if I were to skydive. I just haven’t done it yet, but I enjoy celebrating the little things.
  10. When you’re not working, what could people most likely find you doing?
    • Probably playing sports. I do kickball on Thursdays and I’m on two volleyball teams.