ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician
ASE L1 Certified
California EA Smog Technician
AA Degree Automotive Technology
My family has always been involved in the auto industry. My dad ran a garage in the 40s and 50s. He loved racing midget cars and my mother would calculate the geometry to set-up his suspensions. I remember sitting on his lap during test drives around the neighborhood. Naturally, our dinner conversations revolved around high-performance tuning and the latest “go-fast” parts.
I decided to test my skills against the best technicians in the country at the 1979 Skills USA Automotive competitions. I won a gold medal at the regional contest, earned a gold medal at the California state championships then placed sixth at the national championships.
In 1982, I opened my shop and outfitted it with the latest in tools and equipment. We were able to diagnose, repair and service all makes and models. We were also a certified California Smog inspection and repair facility. After 25 successful, challenging and rewarding years, I decided to sell the business and put my years of experience to work at ALLDATA.
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