Hometown: San Miguel, Oaxaco, Mexico

University(s) attended & major: I didn’t attend a university.

Family Status: I am married with 5 kids, 3 boys and 2 girls

Length of employment with MH&A: I have worked at Michael Hatcher and Associates for 2 1/2 years now.

What attracted you to working for MH&A? It’s close to home, which allows me to spend time with my family.

Job title: Landscape Construction Crew Member

Primary job responsibilities: Gardening and Irrigation

Best thing about my job:  Gaining more knowledge about my field of work.

Favorite project you have worked on at MH&A: There is no specific project in mind. I’ve enjoyed working on each one just the same.

I would describe the company culture/environment as: The company is a good work place. Everyone is always nice.

Most important thing you have learned from working in the landscaping industry: I am learning more about irrigation than I knew before.

Best thing about living & working in Memphis (or Mississippi): The best thing about living and working in Memphis is that there are a lot of things to do.

Biggest influence on career: My family has been a major influence.

Short-term professional goal: To help complete the Tanger Mall project, and spend as much time as I can with my family.

Long-term professional goal: Continue working.

Most important characteristic of a leader: Responsibility

Piece of advice for a new graduate or person seeking employment in the landscaping industry: I would advise that they be good listeners and fast learners.

If I didn’t work in the landscaping industry, I would be: In the painting industry.

When I’m not at work I’m: Spending time with my family, shopping

Something about you that would surprise people: Nothing at all. I’m the same person on and off the clock.

If you won the lottery, you would… Donate and give to family and friends.