Originally from San Antonio and raised in Dallas, I left for the US Army 6 days after graduating from high school in 1987. Though my first 4 years in the service were in Alabama, we traveled across the entire United States. I was then stationed overseas in Italy the final 2 years of active duty. After returning home in 1993, I tried my hand at many different career opportunities but did not find a good fit. In 1994 a good friend was working for a flooring company as an installer and knowing that I was looking for employment ask me to give it a shot. After 6 years working as an installer and getting married I decided to try a different field within flooring and began working in the warehouse, quickly moving up the ranks becoming a dispatcher in charge of installers. After 6 years there, the company downsized and I moved on to become the installation manager with yet another flooring company. Fast forward to today after many years in the flooring industry, I could never imagine myself doing anything else. During my off time I love to spend time with family and friends. I enjoy running and working out as I find it to be my stress reliever.