My road in life took a while to figure out.
I attended fire academy at Oxnard City College, Santa Ana College and Rio Hondo Fire Academy.
I worked on the U.S. Forest Service fire crew and then the Ventura County fire crew.
I later went through EMT school at the North Orange County ROP.
I worked as an EMT on an ambulance crew for about a year.
I enrolled in the U.S. Army as a medic when I was 24; I'd always had an interest in armed services.
I was stationed in Texas and decided that I liked it enough to relocate after my service ended.
I started home brewing beer with my dad and realized it was a passion of mine.
I started working at a beer garden and went back to school; I hope to one day own my own brewpub.


Server and Homebrewer

I strive to be a leader, and I'm always thinking towards the future.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Armed Services
Helping People

Day to Day

Right now, I'm really into home brewing and looking into someday owning my own brewpub here in Austin. So for me, the majority of my day is pretty relaxing. I like to do my brewing outside and test a few beers while I brew. On days when I'm working, I also get to spend a lot of my time outside. My job is fun, but what I like most about it is that when things need to get done, everyone comes together and works as a team to get them done. In that way, it's a lot like the military.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

If you want to brew beer for a living, you have to just start brewing. A lot of these big-time breweries were founded by guys like Jim Koch, just normal guys who were just brewing beer out of their homes and decided to turn it into their living. Personally, I'm also supplementing that with classes on business and biology so I can better understand the industry and the brewing process.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:



The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You're not good enough to create a successful product."