I am a California native and have lived most of my life in Jurupa Valley. Growing up in the Pedley area, I had the great experience of riding horses and raising livestock. I eventually made my way to the Rubidoux area where I now live with my wife, a teacher in the Jurupa Unified School District, and our two daughters.

I graduated from Jurupa Valley High School and went on to earn a Master of Science degree from California State University, San Bernardino, in Business Intelligence.

I am active in the community as a volunteer board member of Jurupa AYSO Region 462. We provide a great soccer experience for a large part of our city's youth. I also have the privilege of coaching both of my daughters’ teams. I also serve in the Jurupa District Lions Club as the President. We serve the community in many ways such as providing meals for city events at no cost and providing vision screenings for those in need among other services we provide.