After High School Calin enlisted in the Army where he served for 4 years as a generator mechanic. At the end of his enlistment he went to work for his father's custom interior shop. After 7 years of being a trimmer an editorial opportunity presented itself. Having been a fan of magazines since childhood he jumped at the chance to be involved. That involvement turned into a full time job. Now 13 years later he is the technical editor for Super Chevy Magazine.