Straight out of high school at 17 years old, I reported for active duty in the United States Marine Corps for boot camp. A few months later I was stationed in Japan for a year and a half for my first assignment. I then traveled to many other countries around the world on ship and by helicopter. My final 9 months was spent deployed to the Persian Gulf War in 1991, before returning to the U.S. highly decorated with many medals and honorably discharged. Since then, I’ve earned my bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from California State University, Los Angeles, as well my MBA in Global Management from the University of Phoenix. I’ve also acquired LEED GA accreditation (Leadership in Energy and Efficiency Design – General Associate). After military service, I started work for the Computer Department Store Micro Center as a Customer Service Representative. From there I moved on to Data Center Supervisor for the financial firm IndyMac Bank. Shortly after, I accepted a position as a Network Engineer with Cisco Systems, where I travel around to provision, test and build fiber optic equipment for major telecommunications companies in nearly every major city in the U.S. After Cisco I took a position to stay more locally based in L.A., where I worked my way up from an IT Network Engineer and Consultant, to Construction and Project Manager simultaneously managing several multimillion-dollar IT Projects for Los Angeles Unified School District. More recently, I worked as Project Manager on several different projects with Parsons for more than 6 years before settling on starting an IT business. In September of 2014, over 5 years ago, I created and launched PTech as an IT "Total Solutions Company", headquartered in Pasadena, CA.