Mitchell Graska didn't start his working life wanting be a recreational vehicle technician. In fact, he likely didn't even know that the profession existed when he left Indiana nearly 30 years ago to become a pipeline welder in Texas.
By the time Graska arrived in Houston in 1983, however, the oil boom of the late 1970s and early '80s was going bust, and there weren't many pipeline welding jobs to be found. So he began working odd jobs in construction, adding to a lifetime of work in many skilled trades.
"I've done everything by now," he says.