What is your job title?
Carpenter & Cabinet Maker
What do you do at BS&R?
Anything I am asked to! Mainly milling, joining, and assembly.
What is your background?
I started my apprenticeship for a Woodworking firm in the Azores at 12 years old. By 16 I was already well experienced and was allowed to work unsupervised.
What is your favorite thing/part about this job?
I feel very relaxed when I build things out of wood. I also find the smell of wood very therapeutic so I guess I am in the right profession!
How long have you worked at BS&R? 9 Months
How long have you worked in this industry? 33 Years
What would you say your specialty is?
Truthfully I do not consider myself a specialist in any particular aspect of woodworking, however I have yet to encounter a project or task that I was unable to accomplish using my learned skills.
What made you want to work at BS&R?
I have a young family and a mortgage! I also had the privilege of being recruited by BS&R. They tell me they have high standards for the carpenters, so I knew right away that I was going to work for a company that would challenge and reward my skills.
What is your favorite part about BS&R during your short time there?
I must admit I was nervous to start working there without knowing who my colleagues were. Most days are spent working full days in close proximity, so my favorite thing these last 9 months has been the feeling of being adopted into a workplace family. It has made the transition to a new country that much easier.
Any other relevant or interesting info….
I am the President of my Parish Philharmonic. I really enjoy music, and like to play the drums. I’m also involved in the local church back home, and help with our municipal festivals. Although my region is well populated, I live in the smallest regional Parish – Agua Retorta – we have a population of approx. 500 people!