This “Faces of ECI” profile focuses on Fabrication Lead Roxy Neff. Roxy, who is originally from Canada, brings a wealth of experience and diversity to our team at Exhibit Concepts. From the kitchen to the outdoors to the makeup counter, Roxy is opening up in our latest “Faces of ECI” profile.
What year did you start working for ECI?
What do you do?
I was first hired as a fabricator but was promoted to fabrication lead earlier this year.
What are your favorite projects?
- Woodward History Factory. It was a neat, interactive exhibit. It was an interesting project that incorporated lots of mechanics.
- Alief ISD. The project allowed for a lot of creativity. We got to create some of the landscapes for the animals used in the classroom.
Most proud moments with ECI?
- My most proud moment is getting promoted to the fabrication lead position after just a year at Exhibit Concepts.
- I was also very proud when I was able to help solve a complicated part of a Collins Aerospace project. We were trying to run wiring to a fabricated airplane. We were trying to run the wiring between two separate layers but we were having a tough time. I proposed using a third layer and it worked!
Tell us about a time you witnessed an ECI team member go above and beyond.
I feel like this is a trick question. Everybody in the shop goes above and beyond to help one another. Everybody goes out of their way to help somebody else out. If anybody is struggling or needs help or if anybody notices somebody doing something that isn’t the best way to do it, they will just stop and tell you. It’s pretty awesome.
Dirk Becker is another great example of this. That man knows everything you could imagine. He always takes the time to explain “the why.”
What do you hope to accomplish professionally?
I hope to keep getting promoted. I would ultimately like to become a project manager.
What is your absolute dream job?
I am doing it. For real. But if I won the lottery, I would open a pit bull rescue out in the woods somewhere away from everybody.
What are you most passionate about?
I like building stuff. I recently made shelving in the shape of O-H-I-O block lettering.
What are your secret (or not-so-secret) talents outside of the office?
- I love doing special effects makeup. It’s fun. I do zombie makeup and other different themes.
- I am also a journeyman baker and certified pastry chef. That is what I did before I got into this industry.
What is your spirit animal and why?
Bearaffeadactyl. It’s a made-up animal that my husband and friends and I came up with as an inside joke. They say I speak both giraffe and pterodactyl, plus the “bear” portion is a nod to my Canadian roots. I have lived in Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Alberta.
What food can you not live without?
What is your greatest fear?
Heights. I can go up really high, but I get stuck once I am up there. If I go up a ladder, I can’t go back down. Ladders and other things that can fall over, I am not ok with. I also don’t like spiders. They’re creepy.
Most used emoji?
I really don’t use them very much.
If you had a superpower, what would it be and why?
I would want to talk to animals. I always wonder what is going through my dog’s head. Plus, it would be cool to know an animal’s perspective on humans.