Apr 20, 2022 / Centennial

Get to Know our Staff: Tony Rios, Engineering

What is your job title/your role at Scottish Rite for Children?   
I am a senior electrician in the Engineering department. 
What do you do on a daily basis or what sort of duties do you have at work? 
I’m responsible for everything electrical on campus and help with any maintenance issues when those occur.  
What was your first job? What path did you take to get here or what led you to Scottish Rite?
When I was in high school, I worked at Discount Tire. I started working in the electrical trade in 1995. I worked as an electrician at two other hospitals in the Dallas/Fort Worth area before coming to Scottish Rite.
What do you enjoy most about Scottish Rite? 
I enjoy solving different problems each day. No two days are the same, and I am always challenged. I really enjoy working with and training newer technicians. I love to see them grow and have a role in developing the next generation of health facility technicians. I love being part of helping give children back their childhood and feeling like what I do makes a meaningful difference in someone's life. 
Tell us something about yourself that others might not already know.  
I am a Mason, and something unique that I get to do is work with the new Masonic candidates and help coach them through the degrees of Masonry. 
Where is the most interesting place you’ve been? 
I would have to say the Grand Canyon. I could look out for hours and enjoy the scenery.  
What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play? 
Definitely college softball!  
What’s one fun fact about yourself?  
I was an umpire when the 2004 USA Olympic Softball team played the Texas College All-Star team. Team USA was on their journey to Japan for the Summer Olympics and earned the gold medal that year!  

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