After graduating from University of Southern Colorado (Bachelor of Science Degree in Automotive Industry Management & Technology) I worked for Skip Barber Racing School in Sebring, FL, Elkhart Lake, WI and Canaan, CT. While at SBRS I was in charge of International parts purchasing for the racing series and also started my racing career participating in Formula Ford racing. I then moved on to employment with General Motors in Detroit. During my five years at General Motors I worked at the Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center, Chevrolet 1241 Product Liability Group, Chevrolet Trademark Licensing and finally District Sales Manager for Pontiac/GMC Division.
After leaving GM I moved back to Colorado to work for Autosports Werks and became general manager of sales and performance parts development. At Autosport Werks I gained more knowledge about the aftermarket side of the auto industry and developed our racing safety equipment sales department. I established and managed high performance open track days for our customers and provided on track driving instruction. During this time frame I also became very involved in track day driving instruction for the the Audi, BMW and Porsche clubs at their various events. This included the BMW Car Club of America’s “Street Survival” course for teenage kids who are just starting to drive.
While working at Autosport Werks I became educated on 3D animation through 3DS Max coursework I began completing 3D animations for Gilbert Engineering as a contractor. I then left Autosport Werks and started creating 3D animations full time for accident cases Gilbert Engineering was involved in. This led to a full time position at Gilbert Engineering where I became director of accident investigations, lead 3D animation specialists and assistant director of automotive vehicle safety testing at Gilbert Engineering. I have 10 years of accident investigation, accident reconstruction, trial preparation, 3D animation and graphic exhibits.
I moved to the Clearwater, FL area in 2009 where I live with my wife, stepdaughter and daughter. Yanda Consulting was started in order to take advantage of my wealth of knowledge and experience with the auto industry, vehicle dynamics, accident reconstruction and 3D animation capabilities.