Raised a cattleman, Anthony learned to weld as a teenager while working on machinery & pipe fencing at a commercial cattle feed yard near Clovis, New Mexico. After high school he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Agribusiness Management from New Mexico State University, and a Master's Degree in Agricultural Marketing from the University of Illinois.
For the last 16 years he's served as a technical representative for Rockmount Research & Alloys, a maintenance alloys manufacturer. During that time, he's trained and advised hundreds of mechanics, welders, & field technicians regarding weld repairs on machinery and equipment.
In 2014, at the request of a welding & machine shop supervisor/friend, he created Practical Metallurgy, a half-day seminar on welding industry terminology, mechanical properties of steel, metals identification and heat treatments. Since then, he has trained maintenance personnel for the Colorado Division of Parks & Wildlife, Colorado Department of Transportation, Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold, DTS Fluid Power, Brimhall Industrial, Weeminuche Construction Authority, Power Zone Equipment, Schlumberger, Blue Mountain Energy, Phillips Machine, and many other companies, county shops and town shops throughout western Colorado, eastern Utah and western New Mexico.
In 2015, Anthony contracted with American Trainco (now TPC Training) as a trainer for their Maintenance Welding program, conducting seminars throughout the United States. He's traveled from Virginia to Seattle, and many points in-between, training maintenance technicians and supervisors. Through conducting these seminars he learned to be a better presenter and teacher, and discovered how much he enjoys training people.
These days, when he's not working with welders or in his back yard or shop doing projects, Anthony spends his time traveling to visit family & play with his grandkids.