Employee Spotlight: David Clark

Q: How long have you been working at Elm?

A: I started with Elm a week before I had my first child back in November of 2017. So, about five and a half years.

Q: What brought you to Elm/how did you get your start here?

A: I began my apprenticeship doing residential electric. After about a year and a half, I was more interested in the industrial side of electrical. I remember working at John S. Lane and seeing Elm trucks driving around doing work. The more I researched, the more I learned what Elm had to offer.

Q: Can you tell us a little about your role at Elm?

A: At Elm, I am currently a foreman at a chemical manufacturing plant. I manage a crew of roughly 5-6 guys daily as there is constant work coming in from the plant.

Q: What are some of the things you enjoy most about working at Elm?

A: Some of the things I enjoy most about working for Elm is that Elm offers training in just about anything you need/want. I have taken courses in pole climbing, medium voltage splicing, control wiring and more. I also like the fact that Elm will give you a push into learning things you might not have thought about prior.  

Q: What has been one of your most rewarding experiences at Elm?

A: The most rewarding experience I have at Elm, is starting a project from the ground up and seeing the project as whole come to fruition. At the plant I am currently working at, there are quite a few jobs that I am in the middle of right now. It’s rewarding seeing the progress each one is going through.

Q: What do you like to do when you’re not working?

A: When I’m away from work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two daughters Elouise (5) and Lennon (3) who keep me busy. I’ve recently been enjoying doing work on our house and renovating. In the past, I had been into home brewing. I even brewed all the beer for my wedding. However, recently I found out I have Celiac. Maybe I can perfect the best gluten-free beer! 

Q: Do you have a particular hobby or talent that co-workers may not know about?

A: A talent I have that some people may not know about is music. I play guitar and drums and used to play in a band live. Nowadays, I play guitar the most, particularly on weekends with my wife who plays ukulele. We are trying to get our girls into instruments of their own.