I was born in December of 1987 in Southeast, MO. I was raised in a small rural town where all types of small engines were to be found. From a young age, these fascinated me. From weed eaters to 4 wheelers, I wanted to know how they work and what makes them tick. When I was around 13 years old, I received a go-cart that wasn’t in the “finest” condition, in bids to keep it running and to make it faster (attempt to) I would always tinker with it. This led to my Uncle Jesse, who was a small engine mechanic, to fix my mistakes. Watching him, this further intrigued my interest in small engines. When I was in high school, I attended trade school for small engine repair. After high school I joined the US Army serving four years and deploying once. After the Army, I bought a Harley-Davidson 48 Sportster. This ignited a new passion so I decided to combine my new found hobby and love for tinkering and attended MMI. I graduated Harley-Davidson PHD certified in 2020.