Please welcome Project Engineer Paul Graybeal to the Portland team!
Paul was born in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, but spent most of his youth growing up in Medford Oregon. He graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Construction Engineering Management.
In his adult life, his work was always in the construction field, but different trades. He began in excavating, then exterior lighting, and for the past three years worked for a cabinetry outfit.
"I've always enjoyed creating something and I've always been good at math but it needed to be related to something tangible. I tried my hand at mechanical engineering back in OSU, wasn't for me, so I took a summer trying out different courses. One of them was a concrete class and I enjoyed it, so I looked into what degrees relate, and found CEM."
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Omnilingualism, the ability to speak and understand all languages including non-verbal. Might come in handy if I get married.
What is your dream vacation?
Not sure if it's a dream vacation but I've been wanting to travel the world for a while now. I was planning a trip to Japan in 2020 to visit a friend teaching English over there but then COVID hit, still want to go when they open back up though. Some other places I had in mind were New Zealand, South Africa, and Iceland/Europe. There's a whole world out there after all.
What is your favorite type of food?
Its hard to pick a favorite because it usually bounces between three, osam bulgogi (spicy Korean squid and pork stir fry), beef pho, and buffalo chicken.
How do you spend your weekends?
I usually spend my weekends either out with my college friends still in Portland, online with the college friends farther away, or trying out new things here in town.