• This is my 24th year at North Thurston. I have had the pleasure of working with a number of outstanding students that have elected to compete in many automotive competitions. Our success throughout the years consists of 67 top 3 in State including 39 State Championships and 12 top 10 National Titles. After graduating from North Thurston in 1979 (taking 4 years of Automotive from the legendary Ralph Hauser) I entered the automotive industry and in 1993 started my teaching career. I am currently ASE Master Certified as is my program through NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation).