Visalia, CA – QK is excited to welcome Andrea Pedraza as the newest member of the Visalia Engineering Team as an Assistant CADD Technician. Originally from Exeter, Ms. Pedraza moved to Texas as a child, attended college, and began her career outside of Dallas. Looking to come back home to her extended family, Ms. Pedraza ventured out West and arrived back in California in 2010, where she now calls Tulare home.

Ms. Pedraza’s prior employment history includes Office and Financial Management, as well as Social Media Marketing. With a can-do attitude and familiar with change, she began watching online tutorials for engineering and CAD drafting. Her desire for a new career led her to speaking with Wendy Erickson, Business Services Supervisor,  regarding an administrative position to get her foot in the door. Through the course of their conversation Wendy felt it best for Andrea to speak directly with Michael Gaines, Senior CADD Technician and Group Lead of the CADD team.

“Andrea has proven to be an asset in a very short amount of time,” says Michael Gaines. “Her motivated attitude and drive for excellence is invigorating. Andrea has pushed herself from day one to learn the skills needed for her position. Her personality and drive are what earned her a position on our team.”

Ms. Pedraza received her Associates degree in Business from Grayson College in Texas, and is the owner of Prideful Designs, an online apparel store.