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What did you do with your time off?

Courtney Purdin | 1-10-2018

In early December, Parametrix CEO Jeff Peacock announced that all employee-owners would receive FOUR extra paid days off in the week between Christmas and the New Year. What a huge gift! This was the result of all the hard work of employee-owners and the generosity of our company.

So, we asked employee-owners, what did you do with your extra time off? 

Some traveled far...

Grace Amundsen (Puyallup, WA) took her honeymoon in Thailand and Cambodia!


Frank Ide (Spokane, WA) traveled to Cozumel, Mexico. 


And others stayed close to home...

Michael Horntvedt (Seattle, WA) took advantage of the time off to catch up on home improvement projects!


Some enjoyed a white Christmas... (a rarity in Western Washington!)

Kim Stuth (Puyallup, WA) played with her kids in the snow.


Sherry Leigh (Seattle, WA) built a snowman with her son.


Others got away for a beachy, warm Christmas...

Savanna VanDyne (Puyallup, WA) traveled home to visit family in Ventura, CA during the time off.


Chantel Baker (Puyallup, WA) spent time with her family in Disneyland! 


Did we mention we have a great Wellness program at Parametrix? Lots of employee-owners used their time off to get active...

Harvin Flores (Boise, ID) did the 34th Annual Christmas run in Boise with family.


A few employee-owners went cross-country skiing!

Mallory Wilde (Bremerton, WA) 


Ray Nickel (Puyallup, WA)


Butch Purganan (Seattle, WA) took a cycling challenge to ride 500 kilometers in the 8 days between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.



Employee-owners Curt Warber, Mallory Miller, and Jennifer Dvorak, along with Linda Frkuska of King County Parks and Brian Beaman of Icicle Creek hiked the Green to Cedar River trail near Black Diamond, WA.


Ruan Bacigalupa (Albuquerque, NM) shot this photo while hiking with his family in the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness. This is a BLM wilderness in the four corners area of New Mexico, about a 3 ½ hour drive from Albuquerque.  


Alex Johnson (Seattle, WA) spent New Year's weekend on Camano Island “glamping” with some friends. They hiked, flew kites, walked the beach at low tide, and cooked over a campfire.


Claire Woodman (Salt Lake City, UT) and her husband took an impromptu trip to southern Utah to spend two days exploring Grand Staircase National Monument.



Matt Kastberg and his family spent some time in Palm Springs. They enjoyed a few rounds of golf, swimming, shopping, board games, and lots of hiking. In between the fun, Matt and fellow employee-owner Tammy Seymour worked with King County to achieve final completion on the Countyline Levee Setback project. 


Andrea Olson (Salt Lake City, UT) spent lots of time with her kids and husband playing pond hockey in Minnesota. 


 Alison Bird (Puyallup, WA) snowshoed with her daughter at Mt. Rainier!


Rhianna Riggs from our Salt Lake City office went on a hike in the Utah foothills with her favorite hiking buddy – her pup Jazzy.


No matter what they did or where they traveled, employee-owners were grateful for the extra time to spend with family and friends and do all the things they've been wanting to do. But I think many would agree, it felt good to be back to work on January 2 - refreshed and ready to continue serving our clients.