Graduation Date: August 24, 1995
Current Employer and Job Title:
Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Technical Center Institute of Public Safety/ Criminal Justice Academy Director
Former Job or Career: Volunteer Firefighter/EMT
If you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life
Why Lake Tech?
Lake Tech provided the tools and training I needed to obtain certification and the staff were all extremely helpful. The fact that they were so close and affordable was also a benefit.
How was Lake Tech different from other schools you have attended?
The instructors were all individuals who worked in the field in which I was training. This made them much more credible to me. They also treated you like an adult.
How long did it take you to complete your training?
All in all, for all three training programs, it took me a little more than a year to complete.
What did you learn in your program that prepared you for your job?
I learned all the necessary skills to become an effective and professional law enforcement officer and administrator.
Describe your best experience while a student at Lake Tech:
The best experience or experiences I should say are the relationships and friendships I made while here.
What is one thing that future students should know about Lake Tech?
Believe in yourself and remember that with hard work, anything is possible!
Do you have plans to continue your education?
Yes, because of personal reasons I had to drop out of High School and obtain a GED. I then decided to go to Lake Tech for the aforementioned programs. Since then, I have earned an Associate’s Degree from Vincennes University, a Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Leo University and a Master’s Degree from Saint Leo. I have taught myself to never stop learning.