I am a professional mechanic, owner of 180º Automotive shop and host of the tv show, “All Girls Garage”.
Upholding a Cause and Belief
Day to Day
My days are spent conducting the various tasks associated with running your own auto shop. The idea behind my shop was to create an experience for customers that was 180º different from what they expect from an auto shop, so my days are spent constantly trying to ensure we live up to that standard. Other days, we could be filming episodes of "All Girls Garage" which adds to the hectic days.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for high school students
Dream wildly and then go for it! Read all of the magazines, articles, research, etc. that you can in order to introduce yourself to the industry and get familiar with its different aspects. Challenge yourself to learn a new skill as a mechanic or to complete a particular task.