I was born in October of 1965, and studied welding and pipefitting in trade school. I served in the military and worked as a welder and pipe-fitter until I emigrated to the United States in 1998. There, I opened my own business doing construction and remodeling. In 2008, I traveled to Africa to volunteer in an orphanage for chimpanzees. I joined The Bob Barker crew as a volunteer for six weeks in May and June, and proudly rejoined The Bob Barker for Operation Relentless in November.