Tell us a little bit about yourself and/or your family.
My name is Brad A. Dias and I’m thirty years old. I am married to the prettiest girl in Louisiana, Amanda Dias, who is (so far) unaware of the raw deal that she got when she married me almost a year ago. We live in a small community outside of Lafayette, Louisiana of which we are very blessed to be a part. My wife and I are fairly active in our church, coordinating Financial Peace classes and handling the food prep for all of our friend and family events. We don’t have children yet, which my parents hate (lol), but have plans on starting a family very soon. I’m truly blessed beyond measure, and I thank God every day for this life that I get to live.
Tell us about your job at Magnolia River.
I serve Magnolia River as the Inspection Program Manager for the central region of Louisiana. I work with an amazing team in Louisiana. We have a client that truly values our relationship and a group of inspectors that are second to none. My duties include coordinating field movements, managing client needs and expectations, providing support to inspectors, and ensuring that Magnolia River needs are met within the Louisiana Inspection group.
What do you enjoy most about working for Magnolia River?
Hands down, the people. I am blessed to work with such an amazing team of individuals who truly care about what we are doing. I love the healthy competition that the drive for excellence naturally brings. Working with such high octane, high-output team members has continued to drive me forward from the moment that I walked into my first day of training in Decatur.
What kinds of things do you like to do for fun?
I have a bit of an obsession with the outdoors. I love to hunt and fish for just about everything in God’s green earth. From a young age, my dad taught me the ways of the woods and water, a seed that since has grown to a full-blown live oak. With Louisiana being such a mecca for the sportsman, you can find me on a dirt road or on a southwest pass.
What is something crazy that has happened to you on the job?
I was shot in the back by an eleven-year-old boy with a pellet rifle. As bizarre as that sounds, it’s true. What’s even crazier is that I hadn’t had any interactions with the boy prior to him treating me like an empty Coke can. The police were called, and the little boy received a scare that I doubt he ever forgets. We laugh about it now, but at the time it was less than humorous.
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