So how did this happen? Well as is the case of many unfamiliar jobs, my dad is an ironworker and exposed me to the profession. Ironworkers are the folks who erect the structural steel on major buildings. I have worked on The Shed at Hudson Yards, a few buildings in Chelsea, and currently The Perelman Performing Arts Center next to the One World Trade Center. During the week you can catch me walking across iron beams many stories in the air, throwing metal deck, and bolting up skyscrapers!
Needless to say, I'm often inspired by the people I work with. They provide the seeds for many of my characters and settings. I'm eternally grateful for my family who walks the sky.