It’s a wonderful day to Meet the Team! Today we are highlighting our Operations Manager Erik Gorham.
Erik has a hand in every project we build and keeps our construction department running smoothly. His vast knowledge of both construction and compost tea is an incredible asset to our team, and his great sense of humor makes him an absolute joy to work with. We are so lucky to have Erik coordinating and managing our construction teams. Thank you so much for all your hard work, Erik!
1. How long have you been working at Madrone?
Around 8 years
2. What is your favorite thing about working at Madrone?
At Madrone, I work with a diverse team that I get to both help shape and learn from.
3. What is your favorite project that you’ve worked on and why?
Honestly, I can’t point to one specific project. The projects I have enjoyed the most have always been with collaborative involved clients that work with our team to build their vision. I have also found that these types of jobs create lasting relationships with great people.
4. What is your favorite, or least favorite, plant and why?
While I don’t have a specific plant that stands out as my favorite, I would say plants that can serve dual purposes are my favorite. In particular, plants that can be visually appealing in the landscape and can also be served as a meal appeal to me. Asparagus, artichokes, rosemary, and fruit trees are among my favorites.
5. What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of work?
Currently most of my free time is taken up by planting and maintaining research gardens that allow me to experiment with organic fertilizers and pesticides while tracking their effects on soil biology.