Fresh Faces @ Tocci : Heidi Pope
Please welcome Heidi McClurkin Pope, AIA, CSI, LEED AP BD+C who has joined Tocci as a VDC Modeler. Long a user of CAD and BIM, she is excited to have found a company that understands the possibilities of managing projects in the virtual as well as the physical realm.
A resident of New Hampshire, she grew up as a military brat and attended 11 schools before graduating from high school. She then went off to college in Atlanta to fulfill her grandfather’s dream of SOMEONE in the family FINALLY going to Georgia Tech. After graduating from Tech, she worked in Atlanta, Cleveland, Honolulu, Cleveland again, and Boston, before taking a breather from architecture to work at Autodesk as a QA Analyst (meaning trying to find ways to break the software before customers found them, with mixed success!).
Her husband is also an architect, and they expect that their attempts to design their own home together will provide much amusement to their friends and co-workers. The land is purchased, the house site is cleared, and…well, that’s as far as they’ve gotten in 3 years.
Heidi has many interests, generally running in the book-ish and craft-ish veins, although she also knows how to make gold and silver jewelry, how to use a chainsaw, and is learning how to shoot sporting clays (well, really learning to actually HIT the blamed things). Her husband has been racing cars in the Spec Miata class for many years, and Heidi is anticipating starting driving school next year too.
We appreciate the depth and breadth of life experience Heidi brings to Tocci and look forward to the ways in which her involvement will enrich us all.