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
History / Social Studies, Physical Education, Graphic arts
English and math. I was bored…now I excel at them
Sports / Recreation
Life since high school
Attended college / university at
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
- 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.