A Day in the Life of Andrea Galli
PM Environmental’s Regional Manager of Site Investigation Services sits down with us to provide a glimpse into her morning routine, as well as share a spooky story!
Q: Name, Title, Location
Andrea Galli, Regional Manager – Site Investigation Services, Berkley, MI
Q: Tell us a little about your role and what you do.
I am one of the managers of our SIS group and we complete site investigations to obtain data for Phase II ESAs, BEAs, Due Care reports, UST Investigations, Vapor Intrusion Assessments and Mitigation projects, etc.
Q: How did you get started in this industry?
I started with PM 10 years ago. I was initially working in the research group and then transferred to the Due Diligence Department shortly after that. A few years later, I decided that I wanted to build on my knowledge base and transitioned to the SIS group, which has been my home ever since.
Q: What do you enjoy most about working at PM?
I enjoy the fast-paced environment and being able to work on various types of projects, which keeps things interesting and never boring.
Q: What’s the most unusual project you’ve ever worked on?
In the spirit of Halloween, a memory that sticks out was a site recon that I completed many years ago at a commercial property in Birmingham, MI. It was a typical-looking storefront at first, until I headed from the main floor down to the basement. For background, the storefronts in Birmingham tend to be long and narrow with basements that can extend under the entire length of the building. When I got to the bottom of the stairs, the lights didn’t work and the basement was of course very dark, but it seemed mostly empty at first. Then, as I looked out, there was a man standing ominously in the middle of the room. He was very loudly sawing something but was using only a small, dim work lamp so it was almost pitch black all around him, but he didn’t say a word when he noticed me. The entire scene was really spooky, but it only got worse as I took a few steps further and noticed a mass of undressed mannequins standing within the shadows in the back of the basement. Needless to say, I got out of there really quickly after that!
Q: What has been your favorite part of your career?
Meeting all the friendly, intelligent, and interesting people that I’ve worked with at PM over the years.
Q: What does your morning routine look like?
Total chaos until 8 AM! LOL. Seriously though, I have two toddlers at home and I’m usually getting all of us ready in the morning, which tends to be a busy time. Once they leave for the day, I typically sit down with a fresh cup of coffee and start my workday (in peace and quiet). 😊
Q: What does leadership mean to you?
Helping people reach their full potential. Sometimes that requires rolling up your sleeves to help get the work done, sometimes it means addressing issues that our team is encountering to make life a little easier for them, and sometimes it’s as simple as not getting in the way and letting people do what they do best (because we have a great team)!
October 24, 2022