I grew up as a band kid. I eventually performed in Drum Corps International with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps of Conton, OH. I remain an active volunteer and donor for the Bluecoats. My aviation career began in 2006 when I enrolled at Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology studying for my Part 65 airframe and power plant mechanic certificate. Upon completion of my education in 2007, I began working as an aircraft mechanic for a defense contractor. In 2011, my work took me to Afghanistan to support OEF/ISAF missions. In 2012, I returned home and my old job where I have been since.
Inspired by the amazing photography that is captured by the photographers around Drum Corps International and my work in aviation, I began studying in Spring 2020 for my Part 107 Remote PIC certificate. In June 2020, I was issued a Part 107 Remote PIC certificate. Since then, I have been taking my drone out whenever possible.