I have been obsessed with the automobile since I was around 10
years old. So much so, that I made a career out of it and am now
going in to my 20th year in the automotive repair
My first foray into the field was when I was in my teens. During
this time, I attended the Automotive Vocational program that was
offered at my high school. By the time I graduated, I had moved
up from pushing a broom to doing suspensions and timing belts.
After high school, I moved on to Lincoln Tech of Indianapolis
where I graduated with a degree in Auto Service and
After Lincoln Tech, I have mainly worked in chains and
independent auto shops. I did work at Toyota also, but I really
enjoyed the challenge of working on multiple makes and models.
Most recently, I had a job at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport
working on medium duty hi-lift box trucks and airport tractors.
Here, I was often fixing vehicles and hydraulic lifts with no
repair manual and had to come up with my own test plans and
procedures. This gave me a chance to really work on my diagnostic
skills, a part of the job that I absolutely love.
On a personal level, I am a home body. When I do go out, it’s
typically to my church or some type of outreach event. I enjoy
spending time with my kids, my wife, and cheering on the St.