At age 16, I was hired as a web assistant at Nashbar. Within a year I took over as the Webmaster, where I spent two years helping to build out their custom eCommerce solution that stocked more products than Amazon had books at the time. It was an amazing experience where I got to learn from some of the most brilliant and open-minded developers that I had ever seen up to that point.
It was right around this time that I started pushing harder with my love for music and live performance. But I digress… 🙂
I continued to cut my teeth in the advertising and marketing space at Marcus Thomas – where I spent over four years developing cutting edge interactive solutions for companies such as Alltel, Dunlop, Goodyear, the Cleveland Browns, Pfaltzgraff, Johnsonite, and Glidden, to name a few.
I spent the next 11 years working as the Interactive Director for PALO, not only selling their solutions, but leading a team to build out interactive experiences, e-commerce solutions, and custom programming solutions on an enterprise level for clients such as Parker Hannifin, the Heritage Plastics, and DRS.
In 2014, I met up with an old friend who introduced me to FPV (First Person View) flying and I was hooked. I started an online community to help educate mini quad (drone) pilots on proper build techniques and safety procedures, which quickly grew into the world’s premier online forum for drone pilots – the Mini Quad Club (MQC). We now have a group of over 10,000 pilots and drone racers helping to keep each other in the air, with a social media network over 50,000 Followers strong.
My passion for design and manufacturing quickly took over, and MQC Airframes was born. We design and manufacture high-quality airframes right in Ohio in our workshop, along with a full line of 3D printed accessories.
In December of 2016, I left my career behind to follow my dreams. Who knows what the future may hold, but it’s safe to say that the sky is the limit… #MQC4LIFE 🙂