After serving in U.S. Marine Corps, co-owned Adventures In Scuba, one of the midwest's largest and most complete retail dive stores and training centers. In conjunction with the store I qualified as a PADI Course Director one of only 250 Master Instructors certified to train dive instructors. Also, qualified as Medic First Aid instructor Trainer certified to train Medic First instructors to teach extensive programs in CPR as well as basic and advanced life support programs.
Following demise of Aventures In Scuba in December, 2002, I joined Bank One (now Chase) as a Branch Manager. After five years in banking, I started a new business called Buffalo Graphics, designing business materials and websites. I semi-retired in 2009 and joined The Portillos Restaurant Group part time. I am now part of management training full time.