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WHO I AM

At heart, I'm an automotive enthusiast. For as long as I can remember, I've been obsessed with cars. Growing up, I never really knew what I wanted to do, but I knew I had to be in the automotive world.


Fast forward to today, I've been fortunate enough to work for a major automotive company and work in a field that I love.

Candidly, I'm a sucker for Toyotas. I appreciate the philosophy of Toyota vehicles and all of their counterparts. My first car was my mom's 2005 Toyota Camry LE, which is what started it all. I appreciated its reliability and fuel efficiency, especially on a high schooler's budget.


The faithful Camry served me until after I graduated college. That's when I bought a 2012 Lexus IS 250, which I loved. After about two years of ownership, I got rid of the IS for a 2012 Lexus GX 460, otherwise known as a Land Cruiser Prado overseas. I loved the GX dearly, but I ultimately wanted to get back into something a bit more exciting.

I've recently traded in the GX and bought a Lexus IS 350 F Sport. The IS has been a blast to drive so far and is currently stock at the moment, but we always know how that goes...

 
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HOW IT STARTED

For years, friends and family have come to me when they have any questions about cars. While I work in the auto industry, I'm constantly researching, watching, and learning about the automotive world on my spare time. I love going to car events and meeting drivers who are just as passionate as I am about these machines.


With such an interest in the auto world, it's no surprise that my close circle has counted on me for auto advice. Finally, one day I decided that I wanted to share my thoughts in a broader way. That's when the idea of Driven With a Purpose started.

I founded Driven With a Purpose with a mission to provide others with my thoughts and knowledge about the auto industry. Truthfully, Driven With a Purpose is mainly a way for me to express my passion for cars. It's my own little project that I hope fuels your interest in cars.

With that being said, I don't know everything and I'd love for this to be a place where gear heads and enthusiasts can also share their thoughts and knowledge. Help me build a community around Driven With a Purpose by asking questions, starting discussions, and actively engaging with my blog!