Like the rest of the team, I basically started out life with a
fascination of taking things apart to see how they worked. At the
age of 12, I managed to scrap together enough parts to build a
go-cart. It wasn’t pretty, but the 10-HP Tecumseh 4-stroke engine
that I shoe horned into it surely put all my friend’s
store-bought carts to shame.
From that point on, I have been addicted to all things fast. From
R/C cars, to dirt bikes, to boats, I have worked on, repaired and
modified just about anything that moves.
At the age of 17, I started work at a local independent European
repair shop while I was attending trade school for automotive
technology (Sequoia Institute). At Sequoia, I earned Automotive
Technology 1 & 2 certificates with a 4.0 GPA. I have not looked
back since. Licensed as an enhanced area smog and repair
technician, I found out very quickly that I enjoyed the challenge
of diagnosing problems more than anything else in the field. A
few years later I was off to Honda where I spent 12+ years. While
at Honda, I attended all the factory training I could get. I
achieved factory Master Technician level with platinum status
CSE. I also became certified in NGV and Hybrid systems. After
Honda, I decided it was time to do my own thing. I opened up a
repair business and got my feet wet again on all makes and
models. I also got heavily into tuning and modifying high
performance vehicles. Superchargers and standalone tuning was my
niche. After buying a chassis dyno (DYNAPACK) and doing this
mainly as my primary work for a few years, I decided it was time
to go back into the repair business. My family grew over
the years and I found that the repair field was always busier
than just playing with performance mods. Also, I found it more
rewarding to figure out the headache vehicles.
ALLDATA has given me an opportunity to use the vast knowledge I
have accrued over the years and put it to use in a different way.
I am excited about the future, and always enjoy new challenges.