I guess you could say I owe my passion and knowledge for cars to my dad. He had me under the hood of a car at a young age (and not by choice). It wasn’t until I was twelve and my dad starting driving a stock car at a local dirt track that I really started to want to know more about cars and how they worked. I worked several summers at a family friends salvage yard in exchange for parts for my dad’s racecar, and for a car of my own. I only got to race about half a season due to finances, but I loved every minute of it.
I started taking auto tech in high school. In my freshman year I rebuilt alternator for a VICA Skills USA competition, I didn’t win anything but I didn’t let that get me down. The next year I did an engine rebuild for the Skills USA competition. This time I not only won first in the regional competition, but also won best in show and got to go to the state competition where I took first place. After the competitions we put the engine into my dad’s 76’ Chevy pick-up where it is still running strong today.
After finishing high school I go my first job working for Auto Zone. I started out as a regular crewmember and quickly moved myself up to a shift manager position. When the position for commercial manager at my store became available, I put in for the position and got the job. After five great years with them I felt myself wanting a new challenge. That’s when a former coworker told me about a position with Pep Boys. I set up a meeting with a store manager, as we where talking they mentioned that the Pep Boys Speed shop in Arlington was in need of a manger. I thought I would love a chance to work with and learn more about performance parts. I put in my application and interviewed for the position and now there I am. I ‘m happy for this opportunity and look forward to a great career with Pep Boys.