I come from a Ford family through and through and have owned two Rangers (88 and 01) and would get another one in a heartbeat. I am a former OBS 7.3 Powerstroke owner, but I’m currently driving and building a 2003 Excursion with a 7.3. I also have an ongoing 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee project, which my wife drives.
I moved to Spokane from Northern California, where I lived most of my life. I had never been to Spokane before I moved here. I guess you could say I was looking for a change. When I am not working on my truck or at work, I like to shoot stuff and snowboard. So far, living up here is just what the doctor ordered.
Working on cars became interesting to me at a young age so naturally when I was old enough to get a job I started putting the skills I had learned to use. I started turning wrenches in all kinds of shops, even making some appearances behind the parts desk or as a service writer. I continued to work in the automotive industry while I finished my degree in aviation operations from the College of Engineering at San Jose State University. Once school was finished, I started looking for a position as an air traffic controller, but I gradually realized I enjoyed the automotive industry too much to leave it. I had been already following Diesel Power Products on Facebook for years, and about that time I saw that they had a position open, so I sent Cooper an email. Fast forward a month later and I was living in Spokane and immersed in the off-road and diesel truck industry.
My time here at Diesel Power Products thus far has been a blast. I have learned far more than I could have imagined and look forward to seeing where our future projects take us.
Did you sell your Excursion??
:( I did. Needed to buy a house and do adult things. It was hard to part with, but, it was for a good reason. Managed to sell it, pay off my wife's car, and pick up a new vehicle. And less than a year later, we bought a house. Adulting at it's finest. -Ben