I was born in Vernal, Utah and grew up on a farm. There was always plenty of hard work to do and we did it ourselves. I began welding around the farm and continued in school with the typical classes to hone my skills, it is my labor of love. Welding is something I’ve always known how to do and enjoy being able to modify metals. Fabrication is a challenge because when someone says they need something, then I have to figure out how to build it to their specifications.
In 1992 I began my career in the Utah oil and gas industry as a swamper on a drilling mud truck, continued onto workover and drill out rigs until progressing to the roustabout construction side until 2003. Once I got my CDL I transferred to the trucking side of the oilfield. In 2006 I moved to Colorado to be closer to my family. Once moved, I began working the construction roustabout side welding, fabricating, setting up tanks and running pipeline with maintenance on wells. In 2013 my hard work and dedication led up to a supervisory position.
In 2014 I came to work at Blac Frac Tanks because the position advertised was a new challenge and a little different than everything I had done in the past. It has proven to be fun and enjoyable. By 2016 I was promoted to the North Dakota Operations Manager position and moved once again. With regards to the workload, I deal with some unique scenarios and situations with each day bringing its own challenges and rewards.
I have been married for twenty-two years and we have a twenty-one-year-old son.