He is a Mechanical Engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from The University of Akron. He earned a master’s degree in Career and Technical Education through Kent State University. He has worked as a mechanical designer, project engineer or product engineer on projects worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to multi-million dollar projects from New York City to Alaska and globally (Saudi Arabia and South Korea). He has had privilege to have taught and coached four Ohio Gold Medal Champions in Technical Drafting in the past six years. (2006-2012 all Portage County Students) Each student competed at the national level against the best in the country.