In 1955 Wayne set pins by hand at Lackland AFG for two yeears. After the Air Force installed 22 AMF Automatic Pinsetters he was assigned for duty and the mechanic, night and day, 7 days a week till the end of his enlistment. He then went to Brunswick's school in Chicago and was head mechanic and responsible for Lane Maintenance at Killeen Bowlerama, Micky Mantle Lanes, Southside Lanes and took care of all maintenance in El Paso at Bowlero and Thunderbird (72 Lanes). Making the decision to manage a center, he moved to San Antonio and got some first class training. He went back to El Paso and Managed Bowlero Lanes and then Thunderbird Lanes and during this time he drilled blowling balls.
Wayne challenged himself to have the best running machines and the highest scoring lanes, the cleanest estabishment and make it the most fun place to bowl - and he accomplished that.
While he was a mechanic, he took on other challenges, learning to embroider, screen print and engrave. He purchased Tri-State Bowling Billiard Supply in El Paso and then moved to San Antonio, where he owned a part of All Star Lanes. He sold his stock and went in business for himself.
"No Pro-Shop will ever sell as many balls, bags, and shirts as we did. It was the Hay Day of Bowling. We had 24 employees in our Southside Shop and opened a shop by North Star Mall and in Austin. We are the only free stanind shop left in San Antonio, where there were four at one time. It's been a fund ride and I'm still riding, enjoying every day."
Wayne is also a member of the San Antonio Bowling Hall of Fame.