Member Profile #20: Brian Aldridge
Prepared by: Rebecca Franke (KTC)
This week's "Meet Your Fellow Member" profile is a KYSITE Past President. He's also gets involved in a number of other community aspects (such as serving as the outside consultant in my senior design class).
Name: Brian Aldridge
Place of Work: Stantec
Title: Deputy Transportation Planning Manager
Degree(s): BSCE (1998), MSCE (1999), University of Kentucky
Other Certifications: PE- KY, IL, OH, WV
Place of Birth: Louisville, KY
Family: Wife (Sara), Children (Ethan and Ellen- 2 year old twins commonly referred to as the "Dynamic Duo of Destruction")
What do you do day-to-day?
I laugh, I work, I love... You get the idea. I thought I would attend UK to become an engineer because I wasn't particularly fond of writing or public speaking, but it seems like my career has revolved around those two areas.
What are your technical interests?
I have been fortunate to have had opportunities to work on a little bit of everything related to our profession, but my primary interests are traffic engineering and preliminary/ Phase I roadway design.
a. Hobbies? Before our kids were born, I enjoyed fishing and golf. After kids, I enjoy running.
b. Favorite Color? blue, naturally
c. Favorite Movie? Raiders of the Lost Ark
d. Favorite Music? My music tastes are generally pretty diverse and I enjoy anything from classical to rock to bluegrass. Just about anything that isn't pop/country.
In what capacity have you served KYSITE in the past?
Former KYSITE President (circa 2005)
a. Coke or Pepsi? a hoppy beer (or Diet Coke, in a pinch)
b. Dogs or Cats? Cats (as in UK Wildcats, with 8 national championships)
c. Telephone or Email? cell phone works best for me
d. Pen or Pencil? Keyboard. I can never seem to find a pencil or pen and I will probably have to type it up later anyway.
e. Cats or Cards? see (b.) above
Other interesting information?I never learned to type. I've also worked for three "different" companies over the last 8 years, but I have not changed jobs. I started at American Consulting Engineers in January 2004 and we changed names to ENTRAN in 2007. ENTRAN joined Stantec in November 2011.