I first got into welding because my dad was a welder so I started at a young age. I wanted to become a welder because I enjoy the freedom that being a welder gives me, and it's great money! I have 23 years of experience welding stick, mig, tig, hot tap work and most of it being fabrication. In my freetime I enjoy fishing, riding ATV’s and spending time with family. The thing I enjoy most about teaching here at Western Welding Academy is helping these students become better welders and better people in general.