I have been at the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) since 2000. I started as a student intern in the procurement organization working on a variety of contracting actions. After a year I graduated from Portland State University with a business degree and was made permanent in the position. Three years later I became a team lead and about two years after that a supervisor managing our commercial materials purchasing department. I have since managed our construction management contracting team and now I manage our service acquisition team. I have bought or managed nearly everything BPA buys and have enjoyed every minute.