I grew up in a close-knit family with an older sister and two parents who have been married for over 40 years. I started building cars when I was 16 years old. The first one, a small truck that we call “Lucy”, is pretty special to me. The majority of the work on this truck was done by me and my dad, and a few close friends. I learned a lot while building that truck and really got to bond with my dad over the years with this project.
I went to college in rural Pennsylvania for auto body work where I learned the foundations of welding and how to build a car from the ground up. With these skills, I now work as a welder and truly love my job at a local industrial refrigeration company. My work keeps me busy, moving, and learning, which are all important to me. I also have grown very close with the people I work with day to day; I have been at this job for over six years and am very lucky to have found a field that I enjoy working in every day. Now, I get to use my education of building cars in my own garage at home!