I applied at the local bike shop for my first job, in 1990 when I was 13 years old. They put me to work mopping floors and cleaning windows.
I’ve worked in the bike industry nonstop (some 25 years!) ever since. I’ve worked on the manufacturing side of the bike industry and started a frame building company. I’m a master mechanic, very good rider, and highly experienced backpacker/bikepacker. I enjoy living my job and my kids do too.