My obsession with all things electric and technical must started around the 6th grade. This is when I started taking an interest in how things work, and it was an insatiable curiosity. If an appliance broke and my parents wanted to toss it in the trash, I had to take it apart, figure out how it worked, then try to repair it. While some attempts were unsuccessful, I became more accomplished with time. This is something that I continue to do. If I need something repaired, I don’t “call a guy”, I fix it. This would be anything from a broken washing machine, to the car, to building and maintenance around the home. You could say I’m a bit of a DIY nut.
My early need to understand electronics and mechanics led to a lifelong career in various technical fields. Starting out as a lighting and electronics technician, I moved on to production management.
Life in senior management is not as great as it may seem. The money is great and there is some status that can be rewarding. While I enjoyed working with the electrical engineers on critical power systems for medical facilities, laboratories, and the aviation industry, my job became mostly about balance sheets, productivity, and profitability. After almost thirty years in the technical and engineering industry it was time for a change. Money became less important and it was more about finding fulfillment in what I do with my time. I started searching for something new.
It happened purely by chance that I started sharing my life’s experience by writing reviews and technical articles for websites. I never realized how ultimately rewarding this could be and it soon became my fulltime obsession. I enjoy engaging with our readers, answering your questions and offering insight into products, DIY advice, and explain how equipment works or how to make best use of tools and machines.
As a writer, I’m able to draw on years of professional knowledge and personal interest. Whether it’s writing about the best vacuum cleaner or a generator, it’s thrilling to share my understanding of these topics. I know electricity and mechanics, which makes it easy for me to look at a spec sheet and understand what’s important. For more than 30-years I’ve been taking things apart purely to see how they work. So, my understanding of the electrical appliances that we use everyday goes beyond that of most technicians and engineers.
Based on this passion for understanding how equipment works, I believe I offer a unique perspective on all matters technical. After all these years, I’ve developed a feel for what makes a good product and I’ve come to know which are the best brands. The best way to understand what makes a particular appliance better than the others is to look at how it is made and what kind of engineering goes into it. This is what I’ve been doing all my life and writing about it, allows others to benefit from my personal interest.