Q+A with Liz Bruegge, Project Coordinator (Dearborn)
How do you describe your job to people outside of the industry?
I like to say that I help make sure our documents and drawings look good before we send them to the client.
Why did you decide to become a Project Coordinator?
When I was talking with Becky [Barry] about what position I might best fit in, I had told her I wanted to be placed in a role where I could work with the most people, interact with my coworkers, and where my strengths would be best suited. I am naturally a problem-solver and “people-person”, so when she suggested becoming a Project Coordinator, it was a no-brainer, and I have absolutely loved it.
How would you describe life at Ghafari?
Positive, challenging, rewarding, and people oriented. Ghafari is a company that runs on values that align with my own and is positively focused on what is truly important for a company: valuing its employees.
What is the most exciting thing that has happened during your time here?
Experiencing the culture of the company and Ghafari’s appreciation of its employees daily. When I began working at Ghafari a year ago, I thought that people were just responding respectfully and openly because I was new and learning the ropes. I’ve discovered that is simply how amazing my coworkers are: genuinely kind and open to discussion and feedback, and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
What is a key idea or lesson you have learned while working at Ghafari?
While this idea is not a new one, it is certainly one that has been emphasized; we achieve far more working together as a team than any of us ever could on our own, and we all succeed together.
How do you like to spend your free time?
I am an avid reader and outdoor enthusiast. My husband, Matt, and I love to go camping, backpacking, scuba diving, and skydiving. I am also a huge fan of food and trying new cuisines (while I like cooking, I LOVE eating). My husband and I are also big animal lovers and have been fostering dogs (and the occasional kitten!) for the Dearborn Animal Shelter. We actually “foster-failed” our fur-baby three years ago. Her name is Bisou (French for ‘kisses’) and she is our world!