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 20 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 & engineers for Toyota Motor Mfg. of Texas, Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold, Schlumberger, Colorado Division of Parks & Wildlife, Colorado Department of Transportation, DTS Fluid Power, Weeminuche Construction Authority, Power Zone Equipment, Blue Mountain Energy, and many other companies, county shops and town shops throughout Colorado, 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 New England to Seattle, and many points in-between, training maintenance technicians, engineers 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 educating welders or working on projects in his back yard or shop, Anthony spends his time playing with his 4 grandkids or training Ozzy, his new Jack Russell Terrier puppy.