He attended high school at South Salem High. Upon completion he enlisted in the Navy and served during the first Gulf War aboard the USS Blueridge as a damage control man. After his service he majored in Fire Science receiving his degree from Western Oregon University.
After Graduation he worked for Harley-Davidson and later for Mark Thomas Motors as the General Sales Manager.
He recently moved to Hillsboro with his family to achieve his dream of opening his own Gun Store. From day one he wanted his shop to be a warm, friendly and inviting place for his customers. Future plans include an on site indoor Gun Range.