PROTO Construction hired Brittany Mellinger as their new Project Administrator. Learn more about her here.
What’s your background? What did you study in school?
For the past 5 years, I worked at a non-profit in Philadelphia and ran a program for individuals experiencing housing insecurity. During that time, I got my master’s degree in Public Health from Temple University—focusing on mental health and community-based programs that support health holistically. While construction management is a new field for me, I bring a passion for making systems work well—no matter what the end product is.
What is your new title? What are some of your responsibilities?
My title is Project Administrator. I will be assisting the team in making sure the administrative aspects of PROTO’s projects run smoothly and everyone who visits PROTO is greeted with a smile.
How did you hear about PROTO Construction?
I recently moved to Lancaster County to be closer to family and found PROTO Construction through a staffing agency. After working in a temporary capacity at PROTO for several months, I decided I liked the team so much that I wanted to join full time!
Tell us two things most people would be surprised to know about you.
In 2016, I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, traveling from Georgia to Maine.
I lived at the foot of an active volcano for several months while learning organic farming techniques in Ecuador. Thankfully, there were only rumblings and no explosions while I was there.
What’s your ideal way to spend the weekend?
If I can’t be outside enjoying the outdoors, then backpacking, camping, skiing, kayaking, or gardening. I can usually be found curled up with my cat and a book in front of my fireplace.
What do you like most about the culture here at TONO Group?
TONO Group feels like a family. I like how everyone brings their own personalities into their work and has a good time in the office.
Name three things you couldn’t get through the day without.
Can I answer coffee for all three? Seriously, I would say a mug of hot coffee, a good book, and a comfortable pair of hiking boots.