Personal life I was born
in Long Beach, California in 1966. Currently live in Westminster
California with my lovely wife Sara and daughter Brianna. I went to
Marina High school in Huntington Beach and graduated in 1984.
Work Experiance First "real" job was
at a shop called CRITERION Machine Works which was located in Costa
Mesa. I started as a manual machinist and quickly progressed to CNC
First programming computer was a DEC PDP-11. I was lucky in the fact
that I was allowed free rein to do anything, so I spent lots of time
just "playing". I learned a little about alot, i.e learned basic
programming in Forth, Basic, Lisp, Ada, Pascal, APT, C, COBOL, Fortran
and Assembly. I have a very basic understanding of these languages but
When that computer was obsolete we purchased a IBM 286 with a very
early copy of MasterCAM programming software which I still use
today. I spent 17 years at Criterion.
About 1995 I was hired part time as an instructor aide at Orange Coast College. Again I quickly progressed to become the MasterCAM instructor which I still do to this day.
Next I moved to a company called Budnik Wheels,
where I made custom rims for automotive. I was the sole programmer and
prototype machinist there. It was at Budnik that the
first episode of TV show Overhaulin' was filmed while I was there. See
my gallery for a few of the
many rims I made. I worked at Budnik for 7 years.
My current job is for a company called
CP-Carrillo Inc. Here I do CNC programming with emphisis in automation.
My computer "playing" comes in handy as I write many programs to
automate the programming tasks. We make Pistons for the OEM and racing
industries. CP Pistons are in just about every KTM Motorcycle as well
as in the Porsche GT3 and Spyder sports car in addition to about 25+
Hobbies I began playing Racquetball with my father at
the outdoor courts behind Marina High School when I was a freshman
there. I still play, just not as competitvely as before!
I aslo love Airplanes and Cars as can be seen by my gallery In my free time I enjoy camping with family and friends.