Staff Spotlight: Shawn Barry

October 17, 2017 by Kelly Daacon

At BIG RED DOG, we are proud to spotlight our team members that make our organization strong, creative, and supremely capable. This edition of our staff spotlight series introduces us to Shawn Barry, a Civil Designer based in our Dallas office. Learn more about Shawn below!

Where are you originally from and where did you go to school? I’m from Southern California and earned an Associate of Science degree in Engineering Design and Drafting from Rio Hondo College.

What was the last book you read? How to Become a Rainmaker, by Jeffrey J. Fox

What was your first job? Selling churros at Disneyland

Who or what inspires you? Creating new things

What’s your favorite place to eat in your hometown? NOBU in Newport Beach

Describe your ideal vacation. Sitting in a boat on the Arctic waters around Greenland, photographing Narwhals

What would be impossible for you to give up? Learning/Reading

Who is your favorite sports team? Springfield Isotopes

Tell us something interesting about you: I have a goat named Francisco. I am a ‘Extra’ class HAM radio operator. I fly drones recreationally and I am certified by the FAA to fly commercially.

Everyone at BIG RED DOG has a story about why they joined the team. What’s yours? My family was looking to escape California. BIG RED DOG was the only company I found that seemed worth making such a dramatic change for.

What drew you to the engineering field? My high school drafting class was awesome. I am drawn towards technology and analytics.

What types of projects have you worked on? Tract housing development, oil refineries, commercial, and multifamily.

What do you like to do in your free time? Playing with, and snuggling with my 90 pound Pit Bull, Buddy.

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.