Mark Hall, EIT
Assistant Project Engineer and Outdoor Explorer
Tell us about your hobby.
In simplicity you could say I like exploring. I enjoy to run and hike: both in the valley and further abroad; new trails to keep it interesting and the same old ones when I want to think; short routes so I can sit on top at a viewpoint or long runs so I can challenge myself; by myself or with my family and friends.
What’s your superpower?
My imagination. My life is full of dreams, and I’m constantly chasing them. I see ways to improve and better everything I am involved with. It took me 10 years from deciding to pursue civil engineering as a career which could take me anywhere in the world (amongst several other reasons), until it became reality when I moved from London, England to Arizona. My desire is to start a family here and build my own house.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Tuscany, Italy. I love the architecture and the landscape there: the beautiful sandstone villas and farm houses from bygone days which hold so much character and intricacies; the rolling hills with twisting roads and avenues of cypress trees begging to be driven along in a Porsche with the top down; the charming cafés and romantic restaurants and Italian sunsets.
If you could write a book about your life, what would the title be and why?
The Memoirs of an Englishman. It’s a cliché, its funny, but its true. Crossing the pond was a very big step to make, and I have been through many experiences across the world and learnt a lot both through them and from the people I have met along the way. If I could just reflect on how I have been changed and how I would approach things differently now; share what I have determined to be meaningful way of living; and remember the stories and lives and families I have become a part of; and if I were the only one to read the book, then I think it would be worth it, for it would be my aide-memoire.