Staff Spotlight: Corina Valdez

July 13, 2016 by Kelly Daacon

At BIG RED DOG, we like to reflect on our team members that make our organization strong, creative, and supremely capable. Our team members put forth extraordinary efforts on behalf of our clients and they deserve to be recognized. This edition of our staff spotlight series introduces us to Corina Valdez, our Accounting & HR Administrator for our Austin office. Learn more about Corina and her favorite Austin restaurants below!


Where are you originally from?  I was born in Houston, TX and have lived in all the major TX cities throughout my life.

Tell us something really interesting about you.  I’m a triplet!

Everyone at BIG RED DOG has a story about why they joined the team. What’s yours?  After coming from the Oil and Gas Industry, I was looking for an exciting company to join that was making a positive mark in the community and I found that in Big Red Dog!

What drew you to the engineering field? The exciting projects and growth they bring to our communities.

What was your first job?  I worked for a luxury jewelry designer; in all capacities from production, management and finally sales rep for the western US.

Who or what inspires you? Positive and forward thinking individuals inspire me!

Where’s your favorite place to eat in Austin?  Uchiko, Clarks Oyster Bar, Musashino.

What do you like to do in your free time?  I like to hike the greenbelt, cook elaborate meals, vintage shop and build furniture.

What’s your favorite news source?  CNN and then other sources as well.

Do you have any pets?   Yes, I have one cat, Silver.

Describe your ideal vacation.  Barcelona to Morocco.

What would be impossible for you to give up?  Fine dining.

Who is your favorite sports team?  Spurs!

Best vacation ever?  Puerto Vallarta in a private house/beach with a group of friends and family.

Last book I read?  The Sheltering Sky.

BIG RED DOG Engineering and Consulting is always looking for exceptional candidates to join our team. To learn more about opportunities, visit our Careers page.

Written by Kelly Daacon

Kelly Daacon

Kelly Daacon, P.E. is the Marketing Director for BIG RED DOG, responsible for marketing, branding, design, content, and digital media initiatives for the firm. Kelly graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. In his spare time, he enjoys running at Lady Bird Lake and hanging with his crazy dog Shiner. Kelly and his wife live in east Austin.