Employee-Owner Spotlight | Madison Ala | Civil Engineer

We’re thrilled to welcome Madison Ala, EI to the Sebago Technics team as a Civil Engineer!

Madison is a recent graduate from the University of Maine with a degree in Civil Engineering and a concentration in Structural Design. She brings a wealth of experience to the table, having completed a site/civil internship with a large national firm where she worked on sustainable infrastructure designs, site and grading plans, environmental permitting, and flood risk assessments.

We’re excited to see the incredible work she’ll do here at Sebago Technics. Join us in welcoming Madison to the team and wishing her all the best in her new role! 🎊

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

I grew up in Deptford, NJ, and went to school at UMaine. Right after graduation, I moved to Portland!

What three traits define you? 

Organized, disciplined, and creative.

What was your journey like to get where you are?

For me, college was a journey of finding confidence in myself. I’ve learned to advocate for myself and ask questions without fear of judgment, which has helped me become a better person and engineer.

What are your hobbies outside the office?

A lot of my free time involves collecting vinyl records and antique furniture. I also like to practice yoga a few times a week to get moving and clear my mind. 

What inspired you to work for Sebago Technics?

Sebago Technics stood out to me because of their dedication to the team’s professional and personal growth. I was really inspired by the ESOP model Sebago uses and how it has developed a motivated and collaborative work culture.

Favorite thing to do in Maine?

Maine is the best state for antiquing! 1A Relics in Ellsworth is my go-to spot, it’s one of the largest antique stores I’ve ever been to and there’s always something interesting to see.

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

Baked ziti and cannoli!

Top three life highlights?

Seeing Hamilton on Broadway, passing the FE exam before my senior year, and getting our family dog Johnny.

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.  

I’m not much of an outdoors person, which always surprises people when I tell them I moved to Maine.

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

I’m excited to learn from all sorts of industry professionals with a variety of backgrounds and experiences.