Being a resident from Baton Rouge, La., I started my journey here in Washington state in 1986, when I got a job working at a major truck company's Renton plant. I would always look over to the Boeing Renton plant and tell myself this is where I wanted to retire.
I came to work for Boeing on Jan. 6, 2012, and have loved it since. My family is so proud of me and much happier. My dream has come to life by believing and having faith. Thank you, Boeing, for allowing me, this country man, to finish my future as an aircraft assembly mechanic and also further my culinary skills as a chef. It's been a wonderful ride, Boeing. Thank you!