Project Manager, Manhattan Construction Company, Yukon
Overseeing large construction projects may sound intimidating, but Johnson sees it as a well-earned accomplishment. “I have worked my way from the bottom of the ladder to where I am today,” says Johnson, who began his construction career as a cabinet builder. “Construction management is a tough industry, and finding success takes persistence and determination.” Johnson encourages others to think about what makes them happy and what they are passionate about and to find a way to make a living in that field. “I also recommend finding a mentor and spending time with that person,” he says. “I believe that you will become who you spend the most time around.” At the end of a long day, this family man enjoys unwinding with his wife and two daughters. He also loves fly fishing. “Spending time with my dad casting a fly is priceless,” he says.