I am honored to have been selected for SEMA New's "35 under 35" for this year. For the past couple years SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, selects individuals within the automotive industry to feature under the age of 35. According to their website, "These are people who know what's going on at ground level, who see opportunities that are now forming and who travel in circles that might be very different from those of our "old-school" industry leaders. As a group, they are adept at leveraging technology to create value and gain a marketing or customer-service edge. They are dedicated to continuous improvement. Most are at their workplace well beyond normal working hours, covering more ground, looking to set trends or trying to invent something their customers do not yet know they need." To be recognized amongst these industry leaders is something that I am truly humbled by. Something that started as a hobby and passion has now become a career and each day I'm able to say that I am as motivated and excited as when I first began working within the automotive industry over ten years ago.
Below is the quick interview including some of my daily work essentials.