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Curtis GeorgeCurtis George Highway Technician

Originally from the island of St. Lucia in the West Indies, Highway Technician Curtis George has made ODOT his home. A 20-year veteran with District 6, he says being a highway technician has him doing different chores.

"I've been in construction for many years; you do many things," George reflected. "I like the challenge of the day-to-day rigors; you don't really know what your assignment is until you get there."

With his distinct Caribbean accent, George speaks of his thriving love for soccer: "I was playing soccer since I was very young - I am retired now," he said. "I played as a goal keeper for five years on the national team of St. Lucia. I came to the United States in 1983 and started working in construction."