Employee Spotlight: Jim Reed

At DAA we are overflowing with exceptional employees and each month we like to choose one to highlight. Check back at the beginning of every month to see who’s in the spotlight!

Jim Reed, PE, CDT

Title: Project Engineer

Division: Site Development and Engineering

Alma Mater:  University of Colorado at Denver

Hometown: Denver, Co

Birthday: November 21

Connect with Jim on LinkedIn


What 3 words would you use to describe working at DAA?

Interesting, Challenging, Insightful


Favorite thing about working at DAA?

My experience has been DAA has a great group of people who value each other and make great efforts to pull for each other, often without expectation of reward or recognition.


In your experience here, is there a project that really stands out?

All of my favorite projects are the Fort Bragg military projects, especially those that involve airfield work. I have always loved aircraft, so to me, there is nothing more fun than to do layout and design for airfields.


Favorite quote or words of wisdom?

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” – Colossians 3:23-24



What TV show, movie, or book are you obsessed with right now?

The Vietnam War by Ken Burns


Have you been on a recent vacation or trip that you loved?  

We went to Alaska in June to visit my parents and have a family vacation.



Favorite sports team?

Sports? Not really a fan. The Olympics are fun to watch, but that’s about it for me.


Is there something you do or like that would surprise people?

I love to cook and learn about cooking different types of cuisine. I think Mediterranean is my favorite.