I grew up in a small town in western New York. My first experience with milling was in the summer of 1999. I spent several weeks, as a ground man, in the Northeast for Bob Carr at Road Profilers. That fall I enrolled as a full time student at the Practical Bible College in Binghamton, New York.
I returned to milling in 2001 with East Coast Milling, Inc. of Florida, where I worked for 2 years as a ground man and operator. I left for Virginia in 2003 to further my training in computer programming. While in Virginia, I became involved with the First Robotics Competition, through my school. My computer programming experience allowed me to mentor local high school students in robot building competitions. We were successful enough to compete on a national level at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
I returned to Florida in 2006 to assume my current position with East Coast Milling Turtle. My daily tasks now include general operations, schedule entry, communication with crew chiefs and distribution of work orders, as well as bidding new work and handling IT issues. In my free time, I enjoy playing music as well as computer programming and design.