I received from my mechanical engineering degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. After earning a Bachelors of Science, I accepted a position with the Department of Defense, working as a nuclear engineer. I worked on aircraft carriers and submarines, doing an array of jobs from writing manuals to design and installing new piping systems and other mechanism onboard these ships. After working for DoD for six years, I realized my passions lied elsewhere. I worked for two years building and remodeling houses, as well as making stained glass art. In 2017, I accepted a job with Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s Fabrication Lab as an instructor. I now teach Alaska Native and Indian American students how to create/build and design using technology.