I’ve always been fascinated with the mechanical aspect of cars
and pushing the limits of vehicle performance. Some of my
fondest memories as a young man are wrenching on cars with
friends, hanging out in my neighbor’s garages and of course, drag
racing at the local raceway.
A 66 Mustang was my favorite car. I spent every pay check
making it go faster and look cooler.
My automotive career began in 1975. In the first few years of
learning the trade, I enrolled in the automotive program at
Consumes River College and worked for Grand Auto on the parts
counter. Shortly thereafter, I began working as a
technician for Goodyear and Firestone; getting valuable hands-on
In 1985, I went to work at a Cadillac Dealership. These were
exciting times as I was ready to take on greater challenges and
advance my level of expertise. Over the next 22 years, I
invested in continuing education, attained numerous ASE
Certifications and continued to learn everything I could to
sharpen my diagnostic skills. I found that resolving complex
issues was very satisfying.
As my career advanced, I began looking for new challenges. I was
ready to give back to the industry. In 2006, I began teaching the
next generation of automotive technicians at Universal Technical
Institute. I quickly advanced to teaching the Nissan Advanced
Training Program. Teaching and sharing the “tricks-of-the-trade”
not found in any text book was very rewarding.
In my spare time I enjoy playing softball, mountain biking and
exploring new places. But, most of all I enjoy spending
time with family and good old-fashioned BBQ’s and pool parties.
I am honored to join the ALLDATA Tech-Assist Team and really
enjoy helping other ALLDATA technicians throughout the country –
researching, strategizing and fixing vehicles.