Employee-Owner Spotlight: Brad Van Damm, Sr. CAD Designer

Bradley Van Damm

What is your role at Sebago Technics?

Señior CAD Designer

What is your favorite part about your job?

I love to learn about new software and technology as well as sharing that knowledge with others.

How did you choose this career path?

My Grandfather was a civil designer/drafter.

What places have you lived in throughout your life?

I grew up in Lunenburg Vermont, moved to Danville Vermont when I was a teenager. My first job temporarily brought me to Portland in December of 1994, and I never left! You’re stuck with me now Maine!!!! Oh yeah, I’ve lived in Gray since 2000.

Before working at Sebago, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

Designing airports.

What three traits define you? 

Kind, funny, introvert

What are your hobbies outside the office?

Fixing “things” (snowmobiles, cars, boats, motorcycles, etc…). Building computers, 3D Printers, and doing things with my kids (mostly tormenting them with Dad jokes).

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Beef Stew or Pizza, but definitely NOT Pizza Stew… yuck!!

Top three life highlights?

The day(s) my kids were born, the day I married my wife, and the day that I got two step-kids.

What has been your favorite project at Sebago and why?

Oh, totally that project where we did that thing and the PM was happy, and the client was happy, and the project came in way under budget.

If you were an animal what would you be?

A Golden Retriever.

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?

You know those pictures of absolutely clear ocean waters, in a warm place, with the beach huts that sit out over the water? Yeah, that place, without the tourists.

What is the best concert you attended?

Trans Siberian Orchestra

What are you excited about at Sebago?

I really really want to see the laser scanner in action. Those things are cool!

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.  

I use a left-handed mouse, but I’m not left-handed.

What do you like most about working at Sebago Technics?

The family atmosphere.

Favorite place(s) to go in Maine?

Any place there is snowmobile or ATV trail that can take me to the middle of nowhere.