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WGI Unleashed Podcast Episode 77, Juan Enriquez, Project Surveyor

On the latest episode of the WGI Unleashed podcast, we sit down with Juan Enriquez, one of WGI’s Project Surveyors, based out of our Austin, TX office.

Welcome back to yet another captivating episode of the WGI Unleashed Podcast! In this installment, we had the privilege of sitting down with Juan Enriquez, a seasoned project surveyor from our Geospatial Team in Austin, TX. Juan’s journey in the world of surveying began at a remarkably young age, and his passion for the profession is both inspiring and infectious. So, grab your headphones because it’s time to tune in to episode 77 of WGI Unleashed!

Juan’s story unfolds in the charming town of Reynosa, Mexico, where he was exposed to the world of surveying through an educational initiative requiring students to practice a trade while in grade school. The initiative, without question, led to Juan’s interest in the world of engineering at the young age of 11. This early exposure ignited Juan’s interest in drawing, drafting, and the intricate world of land surveying.


After relocating to San Marco, Texas, Juan pursued his education at a trade school, eventually earning his GED (even though he already had his high school diploma!) – He continued his academic journey at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Juan’s unconventional path resulted in his first job coming in the way of a construction company. Here, Juan honed his skills in construction management and architectural drafting, leading to a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the engineering industry as a whole.


Throughout our conversation, Juan’s deep appreciation for the history of his profession became evident. Reminiscing on some of his favorite and most complex projects, we learned how his appreciation for the history behind his profession has shaped his career. Beyond his work, Juan finds joy in spending time camping with his daughters, gardening with his wife, and cooking mouth-watering meals. And did we mention he’s a self-proclaimed ‘cat person’ with a ‘dog problem’?


Discover the man behind the profession as Juan shares one of his biggest fears while working in the field. Learn about his family dynamics, including his wife’s fluency in Thai and his amusing struggle to do more than ask for food in the language. Plus, delve into Juan’s hypothetical scenario of a lottery win and what his first purchase would be (it may surprise you)!


In this episode of WGI Unleashed, we unravel the intricacies of Juan’s journey to WGI and how his unique upbringing shaped both his personal life and career. Join us as we ponder hard-hitting questions, from the possibility of Juan’s training as a Catholic Priest to the mystery of whether he holds a Brown Belt in martial arts.

This is a conversation you won’t want to miss—tune in to WGI Unleashed and explore the journey of Juan Enriquez!

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