“I love being able to help drivers get their trucks back on the road.”
WHEELED VEHICLE MECHANIC, PILOT FLYING J.
HOW DID YOU FIRST ENTER THE BUSINESS?
I have always loved vehicles. While I was growing up, I attended many car shows with my parents and grandparents. Prior to joining Pilot Flying J, I served in the U.S. Army after being inspired by my grandparent’s stories of war and their sense of pride while serving. I graduated as an honor grad in my class of soldiers at Ft. Lee Virginia. I wanted to be the first female in my family to serve. I have always admired women who step out of their comfort zones and try something new, especially when everyone doubts their ability to do so. To me, that makes the reward all the more fantastic when accomplished.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
I love being able to help drivers get their trucks back on the road. I take pride in diagnosing trucks and explaining the issues to the drivers to help them understand what happened and why. It would be wonderful if more women decided upon this as a career or even as just to get to learn the basics just for common knowledge. Not every woman needs to call a man when her car breaks down. Some may even be able to fix it on their own.
DO YOU BELIEVE MORE WOMEN SHOULD JOIN THE INDUSTRY?
I believe that more women should consider joining the industry. All you need is a will to learn and to be in an industry that is ever changing.