When you were 17, what did you want to be?
I really didn't have any idea of what I wanted to be. At the time, I was at a technical high school. I studied computer-aided drafting, and I went down a career path that started with that. I didn't want to go to college right away. I had the grades, but my parents couldn't afford it. And I didn’t want to get student loans myself. So I applied for an internship at Black & Decker DeWalt, the people that make power tools, doing 3D drafting.