My road in life took a while to figure out.
The Marines turned me into a person that desired an action packed career.
I pursued law enforcement trying to fill that desire.
A friend of mine died in a helicopter crash, leaving behind his pregnant wife; it got me thinking.
I looked at my own wife and two beautiful daughters, and realized I needed to put them above my job.
I decided I didn't need to be the guy with the gun and abandoned my pursuit of law enforcement jobs.
It took me four or five years of chasing that dream to realize it wasn't for me.
Now I'm in a great position where I'm spending time with my family and helping my fellow veterans.


Assistant Instructor / Lathe Class Instructor

I train veterans on how to use and program computer numerical control machines.

Career Roadmap

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Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

I'll sit down, hop on the computer to learn something new, teach myself about a specific subject for the day, then jump into the machine shop to apply what I've learned in a hands-on environment.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Pursue what you want. If you have a goal you want to set, go try to reach that goal. If it doesn't work out, or if you change your mind, that's fine; that just comes with life experience and figuring things out. Some people think they want to do something, then when they're finally exposed to it, they realize it's not for them, and have to make a change. That's fine, but you'll never get to that point if you don't take a leap.

Recommended Education

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



The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"You'll never be as cool or as important as you were while you were in the Marines."