Here at Fairway, we understand that our company would be nothing without our talented employees working behind the scenes. That being said, we wanted to highlight our talented employees and what makes each one of them unique. This month our Project Engineer, Dustin Silbernagel, PE, is under the spotlight.
What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know?
I was in one of the top-grossing films of all time, Jurassic World. It was a tiny non-speaking role but I was on the big screen for a second.
What’s been one of your proudest moments working at Fairway?
Participating in the CANstruction event that benefitted the Northshore Foodbank just in time for Thanksgiving. The event collected over 20,000 food items to help feed local families in need.
What is your motto or personal mantra?
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. – Ferris Bueller
Three words to best describe Fairway:
Honest, Motivating, Connected
What is the one thing, you can’t live without?
Music. I always have music playing while I work, run, drive, clean, cook, and even sometimes to fall asleep.
What is the best career lesson you’ve learned so far?
Always know what you don’t know.
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?
I enjoy spending time with my 3 incredible kids, family, and friends, running, home improvement projects, a good bottle of whiskey or wine, game nights, watching movies, and traveling as often as possible.
What do you like most about your position with Fairway?
My position at Fairway allows me to continue to grow my career and expertise. I’m proud to help lead Fairway to continued success.
If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
I would love to sit down with Nikola Tesla and have a Q&A. His contributions to the world through engineering are inspiring especially given the setbacks he encountered.
What are five words (or less) of advice for others in your profession?
Never stop learning and growing.