Employee-Owner Spotlight | Eben Robichaud | CAD Technician

We are thrilled to welcome Eben Robichaud to Sebago Technics, who joins us as a CAD Technician. Mr. Robichaud comes to us with 6+ years of design experience in CAD/CAD-related programs, and he has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern Maine. Eben has served as a designer, assistant designer, and estimator in the building and manufacturing industries locally.  Outside of work, you will most likely catch him surfing!  Please join us in welcoming Eben to the Sebago Team!

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

I grew up in Windham and moved to Portland after college for a few years, before moving to Freeport for a time and have since come back to live in Portland.

Favorite place(s) to go in Maine?

I, as I’m sure others do, have their secret haunts, but my favorite places would be the Rangeley Lakes Region, the Mid-Coast around Damariscotta and Boothbay and for childhood nostalgia, Old Orchard Beach.

What three traits define you? 

My three defining traits are patient, honest, and thoughtful.

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

My very first job was in landscaping. Looking back, I’ve learned from the early experience that work can be hard but also pretty rewarding.

What is your favorite part of the type of work that you do?

My favorite part of this type of work is the chance to be creative with an otherwise really technical kind of platform.

What was your journey like to get where you are?

My journey has been winding and filled with many life experiences. I think taking different paths, while keeping true to who I am, is what’s brought me here.

What are your hobbies outside the office?

Outside of work, I’d say my pride and joy is surfing, but I also enjoy fly-fishing, gardening, cooking.

What inspired you to work for Sebago Technics?

My inspiration for working here is cultivating and advancing my CAD skills for an employee-owned company, that I believe is contributing positively to my community.

Favorite thing to do in Maine?

My favorite thing to do in Maine has a beach day, salt or freshwater, I’m impartial.   

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

It’s not necessarily a whole meal, but I could have a PB&J every day.  

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

If I were an animal, I’d want to be a bear. because if I were a bear, I could wander the mountains and the coast, be an omnivore, and sleep away the worst of winter.

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?

A dream vacation for me would be Portugal.  

Favorite Holiday and why?

My favorite holiday is thanksgiving because for me the holidays are about sharing good food with the people we care about most.

What is the best concert you attended?

The best concert, I saw Ray LaMontagne a few years ago. We had seats up close and he’s one of my favorite artists, so to have that experience was the best.

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

For me, enjoying the outdoors with friends and family means good music, good food, and a fire after the sun goes down.

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

This is my first week, so I’m really just stoked for the opportunity and excited to get in here and learn and contribute to the company.