My road in life took a while to figure out.
Started college majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
Took a few semesters off along the way due to grades and lack of focus. I started a family.
While studying engineering I worked for several engineering and specialty manufacturing companies.
I obtained an internship with a major oil company while enrolled in college.
Graduated with my BSME and went to work with major international oil company in New Orleans.
After working full time in my career transferred to a site in the Chicagoland area.
Promoted into management / supervision within 7 years of my career.
Enrolled in and graduated from Northwestern University's Evening MBA program.
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Co-founder & Managing Partner

Produce music and develop emerging artists.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

I am an engineer by day and run White Noise Entertainment in my spare time. I co-founded White Noise Entertainment with my son, Aaron, and daughter, Ashten, 21 and 18, respectively. They are songwriters, vocalists and musicians. There is not a typical day at WNE. Over the last 10 months we established the business, they have performed over 30 gigs, they recorded their first album, and we produced an official music video. We will be releasing the album over the course of the next 2 months.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Lay a solid educational foundation, find mentors and be clear on your goals and values. It is hard to decide at an early age what one plans to do in his or her life. I was blessed to have the father that I had. He provided for a very solid education and helped me set my goals. I have used what I have learned from him to help guide Aaron and Ashten on their paths. They are very clear of their vision, mission and values and are on the path to the success that they have defined for themselves.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"You should focus on science or math related career paths as you can earn more money than you can in the arts."

Challenges I Overcame

Determination and Self-Discipline