Interview with a Trailblazer - Deep Foundations Institute

Interview with a Trailblazer

Released in 2023, Interview with a Trailblazer features conversations with leaders who have made their mark in the deep foundations industry. Hosts Lucky Nagarajan of Geocomp and Tim Siegel, P.E., G.E., BE.GE, of Dan Brown and Associates cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Maximizing Your Value in the Marketplace
  • Safety Culture
  • Seasons of Career with Perspective of Parenthood
  • STEM Education – Support and Ignite Passion in Younger Minds
  • Women Engineering Around the Globe
  • Women Entrepreneurs

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Latest Episode

Episode 3: Career Phases

In Episode 3, Career Phases, we talk with Matt Glisson, P.E., of DFI and Sarah Ramp, P.E., of Menard Group USA. We explore our guests’ careers while discussing their individual journeys, evolving roles and company support through changing times.

Hosts Lucky Nagarajan and Tim Siegel

Lucky Nagarajan

Lucky Nagarajan is the general manager-engineering and business development at Geocomp. She is a member of the DFI Board of Trustees and the chair of DFI’s Women in Deep Foundations Committee.

Tim Siegel

Tim Siegel is CEO/senior principal engineer at Dan Brown & Associates. As chair of the DFI Ground Improvement Committee and co-editor of the DFI Journal, Tim brings his considerable expertise to DFI publications. You can also find him hosting some of our series of educational podcasts.

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Episode List​

Check out the latest episodes for Interview with a Trailblazer.

Episode 3
Career Phases

In Episode 3, Career Phases, we talk with Matt Glisson, P.E., of DFI and Sarah Ramp, P.E., of Menard Group USA. We explore our guests’ careers while discussing their individual journeys, evolving roles and company support through changing times.

Episode 2
Evolution of Safety Culture

In Episode 2, Evolution of Safety Culture, we talk with Alissa Weiss of Hub Foundation and Catherine Chauder, CRSP, CSP, of Keller. We explore our guests’ careers while discussing safety culture, proper personal protection equipment (PPE) and future industry expectations.

Episode 1
Maximizing Your Value in the Marketplace

The inaugural episode, Maximizing Your Value in the Marketplace with Jennifer Hudock of Aldridge Group, explores Jennifer’s career journey so far while discussing challenges, decision making, company transformations and imposter syndrome.

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