We had the good fortune of connecting with William Montgomery and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi William, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I worked for many companies in the past and learned a lot what to do right and not so well. I also went into the Army at a young age and learned the basics and respect for others. The outside world is different and it pushed me to start and run my own business. I still work for UPS for the benefits they are great and it’s a good company I’m happy with. Thank you
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I never thought growing up that I would be a School teacher but now I’m glad it’s me. It’s a good career and self-satisfying to help kids. Having the basic electronic knowledge and people skills sets me apart from others and keeps me in the know. Working with High school students keeps you on your game and current with the trends. I want the world to know what we need to do and why today for TRANSPORTATION & TECHNOLOGY. My Dream is that one day all the boys & girls will be ableto take a Transportation & Technology Lab/Shop class in high school.
We need to change the Culture & Image about cars that can earn our students & teachers good money to raise a family.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take him to Randy’s Drag racing Musuem a place in Lake Elsinore California packed with “Cool” cars and displays in several garages. There is a Diner down the street where they have car shows during the week and eat good Hamburgers. During their trip I would also take them to In & out a popular fast food place that most people love. I used to work in Hollywood at a place called the Palace 1735 Vine street across from the famous Capital Records. My two years behind the bar was fast paced & action packed. More stories on that later………………
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to give a shout out to my Mentor Jim Jordan who is a Motorsports Marketing Director and gave me a break and contract when he worked for Mazda USA. We had fun and helped a lot of people while making the company great money in return. Prime Motivation a nonprofit organization is another company that has inspired me to push forward and help more High school students get involved with cars. The CEO & Founder Ed Arguelles had a vision and I’m following it. He is a really good guy and I like what I’m doing for the Students & Teachers in America.
Brandyn, Ed, FM, Jim, Jennifer, Lenny, Rodney, Tanya,