I consider myself very lucky to have had the chance to do many things some of them being:
Toured several countries with a US band and I was the only one from Utah at the age of 15 it was awesome, we played a concert almost every day. We started out in NY and then traveled to several countries.
When I was 17 I joined the Army National Guard as a military policeman and I went to Alabama for basic and AIT training for 95B and it was the hardest thing I had done in my life up to that point. I learned so much that I will never forget and I had lots of great experiences. One day the commander left me to guard all the weapons out on the range and they all went to lunch and I was told I could shoot all the amo I could load myself and so I spent the next hour and a half shooting as much amo as I could with the M16s and the 45 Semiautomatics and it was a blast.
When I was 19 I got to go to Guatemala on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and so I was able to learn Spanish which I thought I would never be able to do. I spent 2 months in the mission training center and then I was sent to Guatemala because I could not get a visa to Brazil where I was called. The UANG gave me permission to go and I extended my term in the National Guard and they knew I would come back better with the ability to speak another language. I was in Guatemala for 16 months because at that time the LDS missions were only 18 months total not 24 months.
I worked as a Security Guard armed and unarmed for Davis Security and I was a guard supervisor and at that time I made $5 per hour when the min wage was 2.35 per hour, after Davis Security I started working for OC Tanner and I was there for 10 years. I often would take breaks with Olbert Tanner and he would tell us stories.