mother-in-law. This is certainly true for me – at least the first part. My wife and I are a team. My success is her success and her success is mine. She is my confidant, my sounding board, my biggest cheerleader and my most honest critic. Every day we take a walk together through the neighborhood, on the Greenbelt or on some interesting new path, and tell each other about the day we’ve had and discuss upcoming plans. She is my best friend, and I’m so grateful for her. WGW: Can you share a funny story you've encountered in your career? TM: While working as a co-op student at Carroll EMC, I was given a nickname, "Opie," for which I was thankful, believe it or not. Having a nickname meant that things were going well and I was accepted into the CEMC family. When I returned to Carroll EMC as the CEO, a retired construction manager told me that his wife told him he couldn’t call me "Opie" anymore because of my new position, so he was going to refer to me as "Mr. Opie." WGW: Can you share a heartwarming story?
TM: I’m very proud of our student worker program at Carroll EMC, and not just because my wife and I were student workers. Over the years, we’ve had many students work at Carroll EMC and go on to work at Carroll EMC or in our industry. We’ve also had many students work and gain valuable experience and skills which helped them find other rewarding opportunities. Sixteen of our fulltime employees started out as student workers, and we have 13 students currently working in our student worker program. WGW: Can you tell us something about yourself that would surprise our readers? Something most people wouldn't know about you? TM: As I stated earlier, I am a big baseball fan. For my 40th birthday, my wife surprised me with two tickets to see the Chicago Cubs play at historic Wrigley Field. My son and I went to the game and had a great time at the game and touring Chicago. Thus began my personal goal of seeing a game in all 30 professional baseball parks. So far, I have been to 13 ballparks, with the latest being Rogers Centre in Toronto, which I attended earlier this year with my daughter. WGW
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