"I chose a rock my son painted in kindergarten. It reminds me of his childhood and our time together when he was young."

Rick Oxner

Construction Administration

(501) 400-1134

What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work and the conrtibution you can make?

Professionally, I am most passionate about leadership and doing the right thing - always! And the potential to positively impact the use of taxpayer resources on publicly funded projects.

Between being invisible or being able to fly, which would you choose and why?

It's situational. There are times that one should sit back and observe without being noticed and others when you should be noticed, but maybe not heard.

What is your favorite quote?

I have several, but if I had to pick one it would be; "If not me, then who?"

What was the last picture you took with your phone?

My dog OT. I found him on the Ouachita Trail in April 2015.

What was the last thing you binge watched?

I really don't watch TV, it's a brain drain.

What was your first job?

Grease monkey working at Jack's Conoco in New Sarpy, Louisiana.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A Green Beret, then a truck driver. Neither came to be for one reason or another, but no regrets and I hear CR England is hiring, so there's a chance.

The activity I've never done but want to is:

Through hike the Appalachian Trail, all 2100+ miles, but I am considering other options due to increasing crowds and knuckleheads.

What is your favorite local place to take visiting friends or relatives?

Either out to dinner at a new local hot spot, Kemuri, Samantha's or out to a hiking trail, Pinnacle or the Ouachita Trail.

What is the best dish you can cook?

Well I love to cook and believe I am pretty good at it, but the best, probably pan seared sea scallops with chipotle seasoning, served on top of pan toasted sourdough bread squares, with a side of sauteed vegetables, and of course a glass of wine.