THE 2023 HUMANS TO MARS SUMMIT
May 16-18, 2023
The National Academy of Sciences Building
Minority Engineer Winter 2022/2023 (e-ditionsbyfry.com) Page 38-39
-I grew up always working in the garage with my father. He was an aerospace machinist and he taught me many valuable lessons about workmanship and shop practices.
-2001 After high school, I took welding classes at a local community college.
-2001 - 2007 Began my career as a Fabricator in the automotive and motorcycle industry building custom cars and motorcycles.
I went on to work at several other small aerospace companies as a welder.
-2007, I was hired by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne to be a metal fitter on the Space Shuttle Main Engine Team.
-2009, I was laid off. I then worked at SpaceX as a structures technician, at Boeing as an Equipment Rigger,
-2011 recalled to returned to Pratt whitney as a Bench Machinist
-2015 I became an ELECTRON BEAM WELD machine operator
-2019 joined RS-25 team as a Manufacturing engineer
-2022 – promoted to LEAD Manufacturing engineer on RS-25 Nozzle team.