Annie Tooley

Jody Hettinga

Water truck/water pull/paddle wheel

Back in the late '90s, a girlfriend of mine owned a water truck and believed I had what it took to thrive in the Dirt World. ⁣

As it turns out, she was right, and I've been hooked ever since. I love being outdoors, embracing the elements, and experiencing a constantly changing scenery. ⁣

A strong work ethic and thick skin are essential in the construction industry – there's no room for tears here. Being receptive to constructive criticism helps you excel in your trade; you can learn so much just by listening and observing the pros.⁣

As a woman in a male-dominated field, I've faced my share of challenges. However, by doing my job well, I've earned the respect of my peers. ⁣

If you're an outdoor enthusiast who dreads being confined to an office space for long hours, and if you're more excited than intimidated by big equipment, then you'll truly enjoy this line of work."


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