age: 30 | Civil Engineer | MTG Engineers & Surveyors
“I have always enjoyed building things, and it is very satisfying when something you design is built and performs the way it was intended to,” explains Caleb Mudford. As a civil engineer with MTG Engineers & Surveyors, Caleb designs a variation of infrastructure and utilities, including roads, drainage, site development, water and sewer mains and subdivision layout.
Caleb feels fortunate that his position with MTG grants him a lot of opportunities to help smaller communities in the area that are often overlooked, but have significant impacts on the success of the Texarkana region. He is currently serving his last year on the Economic Development Council and has been able to help with some economic initiatives that will hopefully have positive results for this region in the near future. He is also on the board for Greater Texarkana Young Professionals. Just this year, the GTYP has continued its tradition of giving two $1,000 merit-based scholarships to local high school seniors, and the group donated $1,750 to local charities through its Dodgebrawl Texarkana event.
Best piece of advice:
“YOU MISS 100% OF THE SHOTS YOU DON’T TAKE. – WAYNE GRETZKY” – MICHAEL SCOTT
For fun, Caleb enjoys a gamut of outdoor activities, including golf, camping, hunting, fishing and sport shooting. He also likes to travel, whether a long journey or a short random road trip. Watching Razorback football (whether in Fayetteville or at a friend’s house) is also one of his favorite pastimes.
A self-proclaimed “horrible test taker,” Caleb’s greatest professional accomplishment was passing the Professional Engineer exam on his first try. Personally, his greatest achievement is recently finishing a house remodel. He explains, “I did have some help along the way, and it took much longer than it probably should have, but seeing a 100-year- old house go from something that could have been bulldozed to the ground, to a stylish farmhouse, has been a fulfilling process.”
Name something about you that very few people know:
“Due to a detached retina, I have a scleral buckle (a fancy rubber band) around my right eye."