Grew up on a ranch in northern California. We were poor farmers so had to fix what we had. Learned in high school how to run most of the basic machine shop equipment and how to weld. Went to Northrup Instutite to get an Aircraft and Powerplant rating. Then went into the Navy and worked as a airframe mechanic on F-8-J Crusader airplanes. After 4 years of that I worked as an A&P for various small FBO's around Oregon. Spent most of my wage earning years though as a machinest in a auto parts store. Health caused me to find something lighter so I started Peoria Electric and here I am today still slaving away.
Graduated High School
Graduated Northrup Institute of Technology with A&P rating
On the Job training at nearly every imaginable mechanic type position as well as a couple years as a production carpenter/forklift operator/truck driver/production forman over 16 workers.
Organizations / Affilations:
Experimental Aircraft Assoc.
Willamette Valley Auto Assoc.
is located in and has the following skills: