I was born and raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas. I joined the Marine Corps at the age of 19, with no particular ideas of making it a career – I just knew I needed to do something other than deliver pizza for the rest of my life.
I became a helicopter mechanic and spent my first year in Okinawa, Japan. After that, I spent the remainder of my service in California, moving between Marine Corps bases MCAS Tustin, MCAS El Toro, Camp Pendleton, and MCAS Miramar. I deployed overseas six times, attained the rank of Master Sergeant and retired after 21 years. Along the way, I met my wife, bought a home, had a son and daughter, earned a Bachelor’s degree, and currently live and work in the Southern California area.
Over the years, I learned many lessons, both personal and professional. I am still learning, and in fact, that is what this blog is all about – personal growth and helping others to do the same. I am fascinated by people and what motivates and inspires them, unconventional thought and action, leadership, and continual improvement.
I am available for comment, interview and speaking engagements. Please use the website contact form – I look forward to hearing from you.