Name: Ricardo Herrera

Hometown: Guatemala, Mexico

Family Status: Married

Length of Employment with Michael Hatcher & Associates, Inc.: 9 years

I was attracted to work at Michael Hatcher & Associates, Inc. because: I enjoy this kind of work.

Job Title: Crew Member

Primary Job Responsibilities: General construction tasks assigned by foreman and/or supervisor.

The best thing about my job is: Planting.

My favorite project at Michael Hatcher & Associates, Inc. is: Discovery Park.

The most important thing I have learned from working in the landscape industry is: Working with machinery.

The best thing about living and working in Memphis/Mississippi is: The restaurants.

The biggest influence on my career has been: Steve Tice, a foreman at Michael Hatcher & Associates, Inc. 

My short-term career goals include: Becoming a foreman.

My one piece of advice to a new graduate or person seeking employement in the landscaping industry would be: Being open minded.

When I'm not at work I'm: Spending time with my family.

If I won the lottery I would: Build a house for my family and go back to Mexico to build a school and donate money.