International Equipment Salesman

My time in high school

Attended high school in the

Overall high school experience
9/10. I was not a very good student. Not because I didn't understand, but because I was not focused. Moving to Palo Alto for my senior year and attending school there was a total game changer for me. Open campus, inventive instructors, and very friendly students turned me around

Grades in high school
C’s and below


Favorite subjects
History / Social Studies, Physical Education, Graphic arts

Struggled with...
English and math. I was bored…now I excel at them

Favorite extracurricular
Sports / Recreation

Life since high school

Setting values and living to them is to me being successful. Do what you say and say what you mean.

Attended college / university at
Foothill College

Majored in

Places lived in US
California, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas

Places lived outside the US

Current occupations / past occupations
Air Traffic Controller, ski patrol, ambulance driver, truck driver, mechanical engineer, equipment salesman

Industries I've worked in
- Manufacturing
- Transportation and Warehousing

Did your education prepare you for your career or occupation?
Not at all

Has your education or career/occupation trajectory ever changed? How?
My trajectory can not be flow charted

A little introspection...

To me, being successful means...
Setting values and living to them is to me being successful. Do what you say and say what you mean.

My definition of success has not changed over time. 
I have been very constant in my beliefs on how to live my life

My greatest accomplishment to date and what I’ve learned from it
Becoming a mechanical engineer with the knowledge, the pay, and the title without finishing college

My biggest mistake or regret so far and what I’ve learned from it
Not finishing college

An unexpected event that significantly changed my life and how it impacted me
In basic training I was told that even though I had two years of college majoring in photography and passing a test to show that I knew what I was doing, I was going to have to pick my second choice which was air traffic control. That change of direction told me that I could learn an entirely different subject, change my career path and make something out of it

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My favorite spot in or around Palo Alto

Round Table Pizza on University Ave.