As everything we do at FCA revolves around innovation and invention, it’s no surprise we have some pretty creative thinkers on staff. Today we thought we’d share just a couple examples of how FCA’ers bring their creativity to work.
Genevieve Scholl-Erdmann heads up FCA media, public relations, and metrics data reporting. She is also an art historian and, ipso facto, a painter. Earlier this year, we were all very excited to receive our custom-made scale model of a typical Farmers Screen installation for use in demonstrations in our booth at conferences.
When the model arrived, just in time for the River Restoration Northwest conference in February, we were really excited. The construction of the miniature Farmers Screen and the way that it worked, was perfect. But, we wanted to enhance the surrounding landscape to represent what installations really look like in the field.
So, Genevieve got to escape from behind her desk to have some fun with paints and brushes for a few days. Now our scale-model Farmers Screen is easier to understand. Here’s a fun “Flipagram” of the painting coming together.
Be sure to visit our booth at a conference soon and check it out!
And here it is on its maiden voyage:
Dan Kleinsmith is FCA’s project manager and also an exceptionally talented photographer. Just as he has done with the Farmers Screen, Dan is always exploring new technologies in his photography, designing and engineering cool gadgets to achieve the results he wants and sharing his knowledge, process, and images generously. In the past couple of years, Dan has brought his photographic innovations to work at FCA to create time lapse videos of Farmers Screen installs. These turned out to be a really great way for new clients to learn what to expect when their new modular Farmers Screen is installed.
In his spare time, Dan has also built his own quad copter and mounted FCA’s GoPro camera to it. He has flown it over operating Farmers Screens, creating short films that, again, give our new and potential clients a clear picture of how the Farmers Screen works and what it looks like in the ground. Below is the time lapse of the Sixmile Creek modular installation and a quad copter fly over of the Three Sisters Irrigation District 160 CFS Dual Farmers Screen.
Now we’ve just got to figure out how to bring Roy Slayton‘s hobby into our workday. Our resident spirits-master has just opened a new craft distillery on Hood River’s beautiful waterfront with his business partner, Chris Taylor. Check them out at Camp1805.com.
Always at the front of the line for a good thing, here’s Julie buying their first bottle. Cheers to hobbies and bottoms up!