Michelle Whalen

Michelle Whalen - DEM Designer for Projects


“I draw all day long,” is how Michelle describes her role as DEM Designer for Projects. “I do all the CAD drawings and all the CDCs (Complying Development Certificates). All the fire alarms and sprinkler systems…it’s complex and challenging at times, but I love it.”

Michelle has been in the fire industry since she was 18. She started as an apprentice draftee and worked her way through the ranks.

Now, at DEM, she enjoys working towards the goal of caring for and protecting clients.

When she’s not at her drafting table, Michelle loves soccer. “I’ve always wanted to play. I’ve watched my kids from the sidelines for years now and I finally took the plunge to go and join a team. I absolutely love it.”

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