How long have you been a member of AAAM?
I’ve been a member for about 3 years.

What inspired you to join AAAM?
I am dedicated to understanding how people get hurt in order to prevent future injuries.

What are your main areas of interest in the field of Automotive Medicine?
Understanding and preventing automotive and aerospace injuries.

What do you find most rewarding about working in this field?
Getting to know the diverse people who work in the automotive world.

What challenges have you faced over the years and how have you overcome them?
I have struggled to know how to make a difference and AAAM has helped me learn how to make a positive impact.

What’s something about you (a fun fact) that not many people know?
I was a pilot in the US Air Force for 27 years, mostly flying C-17s.

How do you think the field is changing and what trends do you see coming up on the horizon?
Integrating new automation-related technology to driving will result in revolutionary changes to our transportation system.

What advice would you give to someone interested in this field?
Strive to have a diverse background of education, training and experience.

What’s one thing – either field-related or not – you learned in the last month?
Life is precious and goes past quickly, treasure everything you can.

Is there anything else you would like to share with your colleagues?
It has been wonderful getting involved in the committee work of AAAM, don’t just sit on the bench-get involved!