Eileen Marie grew up in a Union Family. She dreamed of being either a teacher or construction worker and the latter came true. Eileen went on to have an almost 30-year career as a Union Carpenter. She’s built bridges, office buildings, a facility to detoxify mustard gas bombs from WWII, and many more projects across Colorado.
In addition to being an accomplished Carpenter, Eileen was the first woman Officer of a Colorado Local. She taught disadvantaged girls carpentry at summer camps, and worked for Bechtel Construction and GE Johnson Construction over her storied career.
Moreover, Eileen has become legendary in Colorado – both to those that worked with her and for women that are entering the Trades. She was a proud member of the Carpenters Union for almost thirty years before she retired in 2008. However, she is still making her mark today.