In a quest to spread my wings after graduating Serra High School, I left for San Diego. In San Diego, I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to major in so I focused on completing my GE. Unfortunately, I found San Diego too much fun and completed my GE in 7 years (rather than the normal 2 years). I made the decision to come home and immediately start working at the family company. At that point cards were Polaroid 2, 3 & 4 part packs that we laminated (or sold) in pouches. My training immediately started at every position within the company, spending weeks at the press, collation, die cutting, hole punching and answering the phone. It became apparent while answering the phone that I had a lot to learn. My uncle Dennis Caulley thought it best to learn the graphics side of card production as the shift to solid (PVC) plastic cards was approaching. I dove straight into taking Adobe classes and eventually became certified in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. I now help use that education to produce our marketing, samples, branding (including website development), managing social media, purchasing urls, catalog production along with running and hiring DSS Plastics Groups sales.