I have worked for the last 15 years at NorthWestern Energy in Substation Operations Department. I started out designing subs, moved into Project Management and became the Manager of the group 4 years ago. My team is responsible for substation and relay design and construction for Montana and South Dakota. We typically handle over 100 projects a year with a capital budget of around $50 million per year. We work on everything from misoperations, system analysis, design and settings, sub design and construction. I am a graduate of Montana State University in engineering. I have 3 daughters ages 18, 17, 14 and spend my free time biking hiking fishing, skiing, cooking and supporting my daughters with their activities.