Employee-Owner Spotlight | Coleen Gibbons | Survey CAD Technician

Please join us in welcoming Coleen Gibbons to the Sebago team! Coleen has joined our Survey-Geomatics Group as a Survey CAD Technician.  She is currently completing her degree in Architectural and Engineering Design at Southern Maine Community College.  Coleen is very excited to join Sebago, put her education to work, and begin her career!

Where did you grow up and what other places have you lived in throughout your life?

I grew up in Gloucester, MA. I lived right outside of Boston before moving to Portland 4 years ago.

Favorite place(s) to go in Maine?

Sebago Lake & Dairy Corner.

What three traits define you? 

Positive, creative & kind

What was your very first job, and what did you learn from it?

My first job was a cashier at a produce market. From working there, I learned how to work with different personalities and I gained customer service skills.

What was your journey like to get where you are?

I worked in the restaurant industry for most of my career, and decided that I needed a change. I went to work as a receptionist at a land surveying company and was very interested in the work they did, especially the creation of the plans. I enrolled at SMCC in the Architectural & Engineering Design program to see if this was for me. And I loved it. I am still in school and hope to graduate May 2023.

What are your hobbies outside the office?

I love to cook, go to concerts, and explore Maine.

Kettle Cove – Cape Elizabeth, Maine

What inspired you to work for Sebago Technics?

The company culture. I heard great things from employees that work here, and had a feeling that it would be a good fit for me and my goals.

Favorite thing to do in Maine?

I really enjoy going camping. My family would come up Maine in the summer for camping trips when I was a kid and it was something that I stopped doing. So, it’s awesome to be living here and I get to explore that again.

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

Pizza, for sure.

Do you have a hidden talent? If so, tell us about it!

I play bass guitar; I started playing when I was 13.

If you were an animal what would you be and why?

A squirrel. They seem to have found the perfect balance of having fun and being responsible.

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?

Iceland to see the Northern Lights.

Favorite Holiday and why?

Christmas. I love getting together with family and sharing the holiday spirit with everyone.

What is the best concert you attended?

Ozzfest ‘99 was epic.

Eastern Promenade, Portland, Maine

What are your favorite ways to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family?

Going to Sebago Lake or exploring trails in the area.

When you think about working at Sebago Technics, what makes you proudest or most excited?

I am excited to be part of a company that has an environment of growth and constant learning.