Awesome Associates – Mikey Sanchez, Senior SUE Crew Chief (Chicago, IL)

Meet our Awesome Associate Mikey Sanchez, Senior SUE Crew Chief based in our Chicago, IL office.

Tell us a little bit about where you’re from and where you went to school:

Born and raised in Chicago aka CHI-TOWN. I attended Formen High School then went to Triton College for my associate’s degree in science.

Father and son

What drew you to this profession?

I had no experience in this profession and was given the opportunity by EJ Reyes and Eddie Gaytan to see if SUE was possibly the right career path for me.

What types of projects have you worked on?

I have worked mainly on Illinois DOT projects and multiple CSX railroad projects but the most memorable was in Apalachicola FL.

What’s your get-pumped song?

Whoomp, there it is” by Tag Team.

What do you like to do in your free time?

During the summer I enjoy playing in softball and baseball leagues. In winter I am usually bowling and going on ghost tours.

Summer baseball

Have you read any good books lately?

Ghost Stories of Illinois“, A good book I recommend.

What does your ideal vacation look like?

Renting a cabin near a lake and just fishing and unwinding for the weekend.

What was your first job?

Temp laborer at a construction company when I was about 17.

When I’m creatively stuck, I…

Music is my go-to.

What would be impossible for you to give up?

Baseball.

Cubs fan!

Any interesting facts about yourself that you’d like to share?

I enjoy going on haunted tours.

Who or what inspires you?

My mother and my kids are my inspiration, without them I wouldn’t be the man I am today.

Family

Everyone at WGI has a story about why they joined the team. What’s yours?

I joined WGI because it gave me the opportunity to join a company where I could grow.

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