My road in life has taken me all over.
Strong high school backbone in academics and scholarship set me up for a good start to college
Joining a sorority and trying to be "the party" animal was a huge mistake, classes were the least of my cares
Applying at GE was the best move I made! Great experience early on
Relocating to Cincinnati for GE Aviation HQ was the biggest, scariest, and momentous decision that ended up being a great move career wise and also built a lot of great relationships
Dating someone outside of my comfort / class level; older and other side of the tracks. Not to sound biased but the difference in our background, friend groups, social understanding was very significant
Trying crack cocaine for the first time led to 10+ years of a wild ride and at least $0.5MM of wasted money spent.
Allowing the drug to take over my life and force me out of my job as Senior Financial Analyst, I then took 2-3 similar roles at other companies that didn't last bc i couldn't get up in the mornings
Being homeless during Covid19 and living in garages or with other drug addicts; so exhausting, so tired, so dirty, I don't wish that on anyone
Keep following my journey


High School
Towson High School
Business and Economics
McDaniel College


Senior Financial Analyst

Summarize corporate financials in a simplified, consistent process for all stakeholders. income cash and balance sheet

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Day to Day

For finance the job revolves around month end close and forecasts. Depending on role you may be at a very detailed level working with the operations team to understand what is going on with the customer, orders, costs, supply chain, and using those inputs to create a forecast profile. Other roles are higher level (me) and take those profiles of various customers, products, etc and roll up to summarize for the overall business leaders and drive key decisions based on actual vs short and long term

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Internship and who do you know? I realize the cliche but the opportunity is usually via an existing contact that refers you. Once you get the opportunity then it's all you. A lot of jobs start out as temps with opportunity to hire. This is a great chance for you as temps make more by the hour and no real difference other than pay. After about 4months, company will make decision. Biggest thing for interview sound very upbeat and excited. You are young and the biggest upside to that is your energy

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

Take an elective of accounting in High School if Possible
Associate's Degree
definitely do an internship somewhere in accounting ... major plus!


The Noise I Shed

From Friends:

"The discouragement that I have faced lately is from others that have lost faith in me and don't take me seriously. I offer suggestions and ideas too of new ways to generate income and my own fiance tells me I have no idea what I am talking about."

Challenges I Overcame

Drugs / Addiction
Work Stress