How long have you been in the PHCP-PVF industry?
ZA: 16 years. I started working at NCMI during the summers when I was old enough to drive. I continued to work during the summers until after I graduated college. After I graduated, I started working full-time.
What drew you into the industry?
ZA: My dad and grandpa worked in the industry. I knew I wanted to follow in their footsteps at a very young age.
What is the most rewarding aspect of working in the industry?
ZA: Being able to enjoy my job. I work with a lot of great people that make work fun.
What motivates you every day?
ZA: I have three beautiful daughters who are always watching me. I try very hard to set a good example for them. Also, kids are expensive!
What is one thing you wish more people knew/understood about the PHCP-PVF industry?
ZA: There are so many different and unique opportunities that people can choose to make a good living.
What has been the proudest moment in your career so far?
ZA: Working for the family business. I have been able to learn and grow under someone I truly respect and I’ve enjoyed doing it.
What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
ZA: I love musky fishing