Starting out unknowingly as a pre teen with my uncle in Germany working beer deliveries, while slinging wrenches at night to keep the trucks running implanted the mechanical passion for everything vehicle for me. I had no idea what was to come other than I really enjoyed fixing stuff and really admired the characters who were a part of the process.
Growing up in the inner city ghetto of NYC in the 70's & 80's was a wild and zany time, as I gravitated to everything from the Graffiti culture, scalping tickets on street corners, to shoveling snow for a quick buck. It was an amazing time dedicated to the art of Jazz as a classically trained Trombonist attending Music & Art. Eventually this lead to multiple gigs performing with Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Branford Marsalis and many more greats at venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to small dives in the South Bronx. A time of discovery and invention had always kept me bonded to the people and places of so many different cultures.