I worked for the Fountain Division of W. P. Law for 11 years. The first 6 of those were summers starting in high school and on through college. After graduating in 2007 I moved into a full time position alternating as the jobs demanded between marketing, sales, construction, maintenance, and repair depending on what the day called for. It was both challenging and rewarding, providing with ample “war stories” from breaking ice to work on submersible lights to the longest hottest days. It was a subject that came up a lot in our long truck rides. During my time I’ve helped build the most impressive water features in the southeast, from the Keenan Fountain at the Columbia Museum of Art to the Bull River at The American Tobacco Historic District and Recovery at Swan Lake Iris Gardens (and for some shameless promotion, those are mostly my photos on the site). And just like how my Dad can point out the places that he helped landscape, I look forward to being able to show my kids the fountains I helped build. Thanks to everyone at W. P. Law for helping me grow into the person I am today and a special thanks to all the guys from the Fountain Division for the countless days of memories, hard work, jokes, and food adventures. I look forward to finding ways to work with you again in the future.
I’ve now had a month to settle in at my new job(s) and I’m loving it. I am proud to be the market manager for the All Local Farmer’s Market and the Business Manager for Caw Caw Creek Pastured Pork. It has been a great month filled with challenges and opportunities. It is worth it. I have the privilege of facilitating a market for what are, hands down, the best farmers, bakers, and crafters in the state. And at my other job, I am working with what are quite literally, some of the best pork products in the country. If you don’t believe me, then by all means, come on down to the market at 711 Whaley Street on Saturday from 8-12 or Wednesday from 4-8 since Caw Caw Creek is also a vendor there you can check everything out all at once. Even if you don’t care about me, you should go anyway, it really is quite amazing and so are the offerings our vendors provide.
The job change has also allowed a bit more flexibility in my schedule that I’m using to push my photography career forward, and that is going better than expected. I’m really looking forward to the rest of this year and even more so to 2012 once I’m a bit more settled in and moving forward in all these careers.