For as long as I can remember, I have had a love for anything moving on wheels. As a kid, my father would put me on his lap, teaching me how to control a vehicle. At 13 years old, I stole my older brother's car to teach myself stick shift. Although my brother had to come down hard on me, it was my right of passage in becoming a man and an unspoken proud moment between us. Three years before being able to legally drive, I spent the summers working on a 1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 with him. In high school, I took an elective aviation class and flew a small plane. Soon after, I worked as a Certified Audi Technician and went through the phase of owning every type of vehicle a young guy could! The sound of an engine roaring is the Concerto No. 5 to my Beethoven. I probably shouldn't admit this out loud, but I've burned my share of rubber in the streets of Los Angeles (as any young car enthusiast should!)
Several years ago, I became the proud owner of a 1995 AM General M998. It was love at first sight! Over the years of working on my truck, and developing a relationship with fellow Humvee owners, I started Cali Humvee Connection. I wanted to create a portal where first and foremost, we all spoke the same common language, "HUMVEE". Next, I wanted to provide the one on one experience and knowledge to others, as I was so lucky to have when I was the new kid on the block.
I've personally, taken apart my truck, rebuilt its units, answered countless emails and phone calls from all over assisting other owners with mechanical and technical issues, trouble shooting, modifying components, re-manufacturing parts, as well as, speaking with mechanics to expand my growing knowledge and understanding of these vehicles. I may not remember what was for breakfast today, but I can walk you through this truck in my sleep!
I'm always happy to answer questions and build relationships. I'm committed to excellence and put my name behind honesty, trust and reliability. I'm proud that my passion has grown into a small business where the principles of my business are founded on the same ethics as the United States Military.
On a lighter note, you know the saying, "Once a boy scout, always a boy scout". I've applied my basic life skiIls training and work as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in the film industry. And, in my spare time, I love playing with my dog, Jazzy, and cooking up a storm in the kitchen with my favorite dish, "harissa"; a traditional gem of the Armenian cuisine. Harissa is similar to a pot pie except that it is slow cooked and hand stirred for about 6 hours with lamb or chicken, cracked wheat, butter (lots and lots and lots and lots of butter) and numerous spices until it has all flavor-fully melted together.