A mechanical engineering graduate from Virginia Tech who graduated Magna cum Lauda. His course work consisted of powertrains, engines, electrical theory, robotics, and more. He started his career as a Mechanical Engineer at Raytheon-UTD. In this role, he received TS/SCI clearance and was responsible for designing proprietary design solutions from concept to completion. He transitioned to General Motors as a Design Engineer – Transmission Design & Release Operations. In this role, he was the subsystem design leader of consumer and commercial automatic transmissions and electric drive units.