Meet our Emerging Drillers. This video series honors models of success in trades like drilling so the next generation can see themselves operating heavy equipment, or in the important scientific and engineering work those operators execute or make possible. Featured here is Joey Kingsbury of Connelly and Associates in the Washington, D.C., area. Kingsbury has been with the company for four years, and drilling for eight.

“If you kind of find yourself at a point that you don’t know what you’re going to do or what job you’re going to go into, just try something different. Come try it out.”

Watch the video to hear Joey’s story. Emerging Drillers are early-career professionals showing potential for leadership and long-term contributions to the industry. These Emerging Drillers may just inspire others to follow.

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