Kerry Daily is an integral member of Burke’s regulatory services team. With the company for 23 years, Kerry spends his days providing information, guidance and technical service to public and private sector clients in stormwater quantity and quality management, environmental resources, and regulatory permitting. He is a graduate of Purdue University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Science, and he proudly spreads his Boilermaker enthusiasm throughout the office. Kerry has been a project manager for projects varying from plan review and floodplain development ordinances to stormwater management and environmental document preparation. Today Kerry shares with us why he loves what he does here at Burke.
1. What are you most passionate about in this job?
I am a scientist at heart, so to me, all parts of my job are interesting. How much water will fall from the sky, how much is absorbed in the ground, the energy of water with its ability to be both good and detrimental at the same time. It is a lot of fun to estimate how much water will fall and how high bodies of water will rise as a result.
2. Other people don’t find this exciting, so why do you?
With my left-brained personality, I relate well to numbers and calculating things. It is my natural inclination, as others are naturally good at dancing or drawing or basketball.
3. Why is working for Burke different than anywhere else?
What really sets us apart is the quality of our staff and the extent of our expertise. There are so many smart people in our company; it is a huge advantage to have the best of the best to be able to reach out to when questions arise.
4. How long have you been doing your thing?
I have been providing stormwater review work for local counties and municipalities since “Jurassic Park” first hit theaters and drive-ins (that would be 1993).
5. What, in your opinion, is the most important take away for your clients?
I think it is important for our clients to feel comfortable knowing that we know what we are talking about and we are consistent. They will receive the same quality service from any Burke employee.
6. If you could be any natural feature, what would you be and why?
This is a tough one, but I would have to go with glacier. Something that has been around for tens of thousands of years, is slow and steady, and carves a new path along the way. They have also seen a lot of stuff!