I started masonry in high school as a Sophomore, I practiced everyday, hour and minute I could. In 2019 I earned the title Texas state SkillsUSA Masonry champion. I placed 6th in the nation. I was awarded a 6 thousand dollar scholarship to pursue a degree in construction management. I became a part time student in order to work for SpawGlass, a general contracting company in order to get job site experience. I worked with their lead mason and I got to learn everything there is to masonry job sites. After my internship ended, I moved up to Dallas to pursue sales in the masonry industry. I currently work full time for Best Block, a Quikrete owned company. I also have been invited by the Texas Masonry Council to go to high schools in Texas to talk to students about joining the masonry industry and teaching them masonry skills. I am also currently an ambassador for JagClamp, a multipurpose line stretcher tool company. I’m still competing in many masonry competitions to this day. If I’m not competing, I’m supporting the masonry industry anyway I can. I wouldn’t be where I am at now if it weren’t for the masonry skills my teacher Victor Santillan taught me. All it takes is one good teacher to pass on their skills to next generation. I will keep on working in the masonry industry and supporting it anyway I can.