November Member Spotlight: Samantha Hopkins

01 Nov 2016 2:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Quick Facts

Name: Samantha Hopkins         

Company: HDR Engineering, Inc.

Role:  Senior Marketing Coordinator

What services does your company provide?
Engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services.

Years of Experience: 7

Learn more about Samantha:

Where are you originally from?
Floresville, TX

Tell us something really interesting about you.
Hmm…well, I grew up in a small town, so of course I was in 4-H. I was on the rifle team. The interesting part is that the team consisted of three girls and only one boy and all of the girls were better than the boy!

Everyone at SMPS has a story about why they joined the organization. What’s yours?
oming back to San Antonio after being gone for more than 20 years, I knew I had to find a way to network and meet new people. SMPS is the perfect venue for that.

What drew you to the A/E/C industry?
I wasn't really drawn to it, I fell into it! My mother worked for HDR and thought I'd be a good fit for the Houston office when I was looking to change jobs. The rest is history!

Where’s your favorite place to eat in San Antonio?
ell, Mexican food is my favorite, so I have ample choices to choose from. I guess my favorite would be a little mom and pop joint by my house, Dos Jaliscos.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I love to drive around to little towns around Texas and see what's there. Just little day trips to explore and learn more about our fabulous state.

Do you have any pets?
I do. I have a dog, Roscoe “Pico” Train…Hopkins (of course). He's a Yorkinese (half Yorkie, half Pekingese). Or a Porky as my brother calls him.

What would be impossible for you to give up?
Apparently, Mexican food. Oh, and beer!

Describe your ideal vacation.
My ideal vacation would be traveling to Europe for at least a month and cramming everything I can possibly see or do into it. My vacations are never restful!

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