Statesman Journal Young Professional Peter Shanks
Residence: Aumsville, Oregon
What I do at work: I am a Project Engineer and am involved in the day to day work that goes on at White Oak Construction. I help with all the estimates and budgets, project schedules, procurements, contacts and construction document closeouts. Being involved from the start of a project through the end of the projects makes my job at White Oak fulfilling. It is a great feeling watching new tenants move into a facility and watching their expressions as we walk around and show the finished product.
What I do with my time: I spend a lot of time with my family hunting, fishing, golfing and working around our property.
Why I work and live in the Mid-Valley: I moved to the valley after college and have found it to offer many outdoor opportunities for my family to enjoy.
What’s something people wouldn’t guess about me: That I love sushi.
What was I like at 12 years old: I lived and breathed sports, rodeo and the outdoors. I loved to do all the fun things that I do now.
I’d love to have lunch with: My Grandpa, who passed away from ALS