November 2016, happy to return home to live in Columbus, Ohio.
Lived in Rio de Janeiro for 6 months, learned Portuguese, took piano lessons from Tomás Improta, attended the Olympics, and traveled to Columbia and Ecuador.
Marine Officer (Captain) and Helicopter Pilot (CH-53E Super Stallion)
November 2014-April 2015, deployed to Okinawa, Japan and traveled to Sacheon, South Korea to pick up an aircraft from contract repair to return it to Okinawa.
July-August 2014, participated in Integrated Training Exercise 5-14 and Large Scale Exercise 14 in Twentynine Palms, CA with MAG-16 as the Future Operations Officer.
July 2013, purchased 695 Riverview Drive
July 2013-January 2014, deployed to Afghanistan with HMH-462 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
May-November 2012, deployed to Okinawa Japan in support of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit with HMM-262 / HMH-465.
January-August 2011, deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan with HMH-461 / HMH-465 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
2009 Flight School
July 2009, completed US Navy Flight School and became a winged aviator.
September 2008, finished primary flight training in the T-34C Turbo Mentor.
2007 Marine Officer Training
October 2007, Completed The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia
March 2007, commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps
2006 Ohio State, Electrical Engineering
June 2006, graduated from Ohio State with a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
2005-2006, worked as an Electrical Engineering intern for Ryan International Corporation.
2005 and Before
2005 and prior, worked at various jobs including roofing, landscaping, pizza delivery and others.