|| I grew up in Wausau, WI. I have been in the automotive industry for 9 years and am ASE Master Certified. I have been autocrossing since 2008. In 2013, I took 2 racing classes with Skip Barber Racing School for a total of 5 days of training and driving in their formula cars around both Sebring International Raceway and Mazda Speedway Laguna Seca. I applied and got accepted to be one of 33 selected from last year's group of students of Skip Barber, to participate in the 2013 IndyCar Academy Shootout for a chance to win a scholarship for one of Skip Barber's Racing Series. Although I did not win, I don't regret any of the things that have happened in my life. After being in the automotive industry, I realized that I don't see myself doing what I am doing when I am in my fourties. That is what brings me here today, to help me fulfill my goal of waking up everyday and realizing that I love going to work because I am potentially doing something that I know is good for the world.