Meet Our Employee of the Year

Allow us to introduce you to Kyle Curie, an engineer in our water resources group, the firm's 2016 Outstanding Employee of the Year.

10 Little-Known Facts About Kyle

Sure, he’s above-and-beyond dedicated to our clients and has elevated our Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) Grant expertise. But outside these professional walls, Kyle Curie has a rich history full of fun facts and interesting stories. To name a few …

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us:
I am a big wine connoisseur. Some people have already figured this out, so as a bonus for them, here’s something that might be a bit more surprising: I have never been to a vineyard in person.
If you could close your eyes and be anywhere on earth whey they opened, where would you be?
The Italian Alps. Beautiful views, great cycling routes, fantastic wine, tasty food, and I can easily travel to most of Europe from there.
Favorite pastime activity?
Anything involving sports, but my biggest hobby is road cycling. I usually end up cycling several thousand miles a year.
What was your all-time, best-ever Halloween costume? When did you wear it?
Probably a busted up hockey player in junior high. I trick-or-treated in roller blades, hockey equipment and my Yzerman jersey. My mom did a great makeup job for stitches, bruises, lost teeth and a black eye.
If you could start your own dream business, what would it be?
Wine making. It’s not realistic, but the thought of running a vineyard in a picturesque area seems like a very enjoyable and relaxing lifestyle. 
What’s one skill – personal or professional – you wish you had that you don’t?
The ability to mentally relax. I am a very nervous person that needs to over prepare for everything, so my mind is constantly in hyper drive, which is quite stressful. 
What’s the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

I think most people would find my high school job at the local ice arena to be the most interesting because my duties included teaching curling classes and driving the Zamboni. 

What’s the coolest experience you’ve ever had?
Attending the 1999 NHL All-Star weekend with my uncle. He somehow convinced my mom to let a hockey-obsessed, 9-year-old me fly by myself to Tampa for the weekend events & festivities.
What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?
I am continuously updating my music, wine, and movie inventories. They are all very large collections that I track many details regarding each item with (yes, you guessed it) Excel spreadsheets!

In His Own Words

We think Kyle’s fantastic, but don’t just take our word for it. Hear from the Employee of the Year himself:

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