I began my Teaching career in 2012, after working 33 years in the Automotive industry. I have experience in all phases of the Automotive Service operations. I started my automotive career in 1977 as an Automotive Technician Trainee, at Bart Starr Lincoln Mercury in downtown Birmingham. This was just the beginning of a very rewarding career. After many years working as a Technician I moved into management. This allowed me the opportunity to hire and train Technicians as well as help young people improve their lifestyle with secure jobs that result from a great trade. I have had the opportunity to work with many manufactures and train in their training facilities. I also have a close working relationship with the manufactures backed programs at Lawson State community college. I hope to use my many years of experience in the workforce to help train a successful workforce for the future.