I grew up in the small town of Fairmont, WV. Like most youth from sheltered communities, I couldn’t wait to escape. When a recruiter for the Marine Corps presented me with the opportunity, I signed up immediately. After four years of service, I separated in September, 2001 and returned home to Fairmont… and found myself wondering why I ever left.

Out of the service, I tried a few very different jobs in the automotive industry, but eventually found myself doing IT and SysAdmin work for my state’s Board of Education. After 8 years, legislators shut down the agency I worked for, and I moved on to being a Sotftware Developer and Web Designer.

I have two beautiful little girls who mean the world to me and keep me motivated to continue striving for success. I look forward to every day that I get to learn something from them and see them learn from me. In 2016 they inspired me to pursue YouTube as a hobby and I started my show, The Daily Shed.