BRIAN WILKINS

PROJECT MANAGER

 

Clifton Strength Finder Top 5 Strengths

Adaptability

WOO

Communication

Positivity

Connectedness

Q&A WITH BRIAN
What is something no one would believe is true about you?

I used to work as a cowboy and a farmer, and competed in freestyle skiing.

What organization or company Inspires you?

One of my college friends in California run a company called Krochet Kids that employs women in 3rd world countries with above average wages to create their clothing products.  Each piece a woman creates is signed by her and you can read her story on their website sharing more about how she is helping her family thrive. They are changing the way clothing companies see the people that create products in poor countries.

What are you a raving fan of?

I am a huge fan of the PGA tour.  I watch almost every tournament throughout the season and occasionally make it to a live event. .

What are you doing when you feel most like you?

On the golf course. Golf is the continual pursuit of perfection, knowing up front you will never reach it, but enjoying every step of the process.

In an alternate life, what would you want to give a try?

Wing-suit base jumping and perfecting a double backflip on skis. 

What are you passionate about related to the work you do and serving others?

I love building because I enjoy helping take an idea on paper to reality.  There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a project come to the finish line after months of planning, hard work and problem solving. 

What is the best part of your story so far?

Understanding the truth that I am loved despite my failures and flaws.

PROFESSIONAL

After receiving a B.A. in business and Marketing from Whitworth University, Brian worked in various sales roles after college.  During free time, he developed a love for building projects and eventually made a major career switch in 2012 to construction management.  Working for a large investment company,  he has flipped over 300 homes both as a project manager and regional supervisor. Brian is a creative problem solver that loves working with people to see big ideas become reality.

PERSONAL

Brian grew up in Littleton, Colorado with happily married parents and 2 siblings who are some of my best friends.  During his teenage years, Brian excelled in sports including football, lacrosse, and skiing. Since graduating from Whitworth University in 2007 (Spokane, WA) he has lived in Spokane WA, Laguna Beach CA, Denver CO, and Portland OR.  Brian feels blessed to have met so many wonderful people throughout his journey, especially his beautiful girlfriend, Kara.  Brian excited to be back in his hometown spending time with family.  In his free time, Brian enjoys many outdoor activities, but spends a majority of it pursuing a better golf game, which Kara and he do together. Brian is currently a scratch golfer and loves the pursuit of always getting better.