Hello all. My automotive career began in 1990, working for a rental car company, where I got hooked on fixing cars. In a short time, I began working as a used-car technician at an import car dealership. Eager to take my skills to the next level, I soon landed a job at a Ford dealership in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I quickly became a Ford senior master technician, specializing in electrical and emissions repairs. For me, electrical diagnosis has always been an intriguing 3-D logic puzzle — like being a CSI detective with a DVOM.
During my 12 years with Ford, I took on a part-time job teaching automotive electrical and drivability diagnostics at a local private college. Providing new techs with the knowledge they needed to hone their diagnostic skills was very rewarding. I really enjoyed my time there.
In 2007, I left the dealership world and went to work for the City of Sacramento’s police garage. For seven years, I diagnosed and repaired nearly every component that can break or stop working on police Interceptors and undercover vehicles – including the complex aftermarket emergency equipment.
Outside of auto repair, my twin passions are reading (particularly world history and literature) and foreign languages. My Spanish is somewhat elementary, but my French has taken the lead and continues to improve. I look forward to someday visiting Québec, a French-speaking province in Canada. I have been married for 20+ years to a lovely wife who loves movies and British sitcoms and I have a beautiful daughter who is studying accounting in college.
Now that I’m an ALLDATA automotive diagnostic consultant, I’m excited to have the opportunity to help techs who are struggling with tough diagnostic and repair problems. Here at ALLDATA, I intend to follow the words of the French author Albert Camus: – “The true generosity toward the future consists in giving all to the present.”