I passed the FCC First Class Radiotelephone Operators License exam when I was 16, allowing me to work as a broadcast engineer at WJLB AM/WMZK FM radio, and WJBK-TV in Detroit.
When I attended Wayne State University, I worked as a summer intern at Sinai Hospital and developed the first computerized scintillation counter analysis software.
I started my work career with my father and uncle, working for them at their auto service shop.
My first job outside my family business was for WJLB Radio. I worked in radio and television, for four years, from 16 years old until I was 20.
I worked for Burroughs from 1976 to 1981 and founded Future Domain Corp in 1983.
I was a volunteer for Boy Scouts of America for eleven years. I was High Adventure Chairman of Troop 603 and 634 in Mission Viejo and Lake Forest CA. I planned and took part in many backpack and off-road trips all over California including the Sierras, Catalina Island, the California desert, and the Colorado river.