DMACC, Ford Asset
UNI, Teaching Certificate
Technician, Dewey Ford,
ASE Certified Master Technician
High school, DMACC associate applied science in automotive
Years of Teaching Experience
Years of Career Experience
After graduating from Lincoln High School and completing the Automotive Program at Central Campus, I received my Associate of Applied Science Degree from Des Moines Area Community College and became a graduate of the first Ford Automotive Student Services Educational Training (ASSET) Program offered in the state of Iowa. I am currently a Ford Master Certified and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Certified Technician.
When I was 12 years old I started working at a Standard gas station down the street from my house completing odd jobs. After graduating high school, I began my technician career at Dewey Ford repairing just about anything. I spent 15 years doing Drivability, Engine and Driveline, Electrical, Suspension / Steering and Brake repairs.
My teaching career began while I was a technician at Dewey Ford. Two years after graduating from the ASSET Program, I began mentoring college students participating in internships. After several years, I began mentoring Automotive Youth Education System (AYES) high school students from Central Campus. In 2001, I became the Engine Repair and Engine Performance instructor and in 2008, I became the Director of the Automotive Program.